Residential Treatment for Adolescents | Greater Birmingham, Alabama

Residential Treatment Center

adolescent male and females looking at cameraHill Crest Behavioral Health Services offers residential treatment for adolescents (ages 12 – 17) from Alabama and other states in need of long-term treatment, due to severe behavioral, emotional and/or family problems.

The projected length of stay is 5 – 8 months.

Assessment(s) include:

❖ Physical Exam
❖ Psychosocial
❖ Psychiatric
❖ Nursing
❖ Educational
❖ Recreational

Individual Therapy includes:

❖ Psychiatrist
❖ Therapist

Group Therapy:

❖ Survivors of abuse group
❖ Coping tools
❖ Anger management
❖ Substance abuse prevention
❖ Adventure-based counseling

Structured Programs:

❖ Point & level systems
❖ Team competitions

School / Curriculum:

Higdon Hill School

Patient Education:

❖ Stress management
❖ Social skills
❖ Daily living skills
❖ Goal setting
❖ Pastoral Care

Family Therapy:

❖ Parenting support group
❖ Sessions with therapist & patient

Recreation Program

❖ Fitness
❖ Music
❖ Sports
❖ Art

Discharge Planning:

❖ Relapse prevention planning
❖ Family may continue in parenting support group

Philosophy

The program is designed for adolescents who are unable to function safely in the home and school environments. We provide a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment where the client is encouraged to gain awareness of his/her feelings, thoughts, needs and behaviors.

The client will take this awareness and channel it towards appropriate ways of coping. The family and adolescent are encouraged to be active participants in their treatment plan design and implementation.

The program is designed for adolescents who do not require a locked, acute care facility, but who are emotionally and behaviorally unable to function appropriately in the home and school environments.

We provide a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment in which the client is encouraged to gain an awareness of his/her feelings, thoughts, needs and behaviors. The client will take awareness and channel it towards appropriate ways of coping. The family and adolescent/child are encouraged to be active participants in the design and implementation of the treatment plan.