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Children's Psychiatric Emergency Services

Children's Psychiatric Emergency Services is a 20-bed, brief treatment inpatient unit for children and adolescents from age 3 to 17 (13 for boys), suffering from a variety of psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is on evaluation and stabilization. Treatment consists of intensive individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

Treatment includes:

  • Psychiatric evaluation by board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, including medication evaluation
  • Each child will be assigned a therapist who will provide individual and family psychotherapy throughout their stay
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitiive Behavior Therapy
    • Token economy system
    • Behavior management
  • 24-hour care by specially trained nurses
  • Tutorial instruction provided by a teacher with a master's degree in special education from ACES (Area Cooperative Educational Services)
  • Parent and sibling education programs and support groups

Upon admission, each child receives a physical examination from a pediatrician. A pediatric neurologist is available to perform a neurological assessment as needed.

More information

Please call 203.789.3340, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. At all other times, please contact the unit at 203.789.3633.

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