Residential Treatment Center | Hill Crest Behavioral Health

Residential Treatment Center

Hill 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/children 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.

Program Orientation

A psychosocial, family-oriented approach is taken in nurturing and shaping each adolescent and family. This psychosocial,family oriented approach allows for the client to reach full potential in coping with stress,developing intimacy and achieving success in life. When there is a lack of family involvement, the therapist will work with the respective social worker to involve appropriate relatives or guardians. A therapeutic, structured treatment program teaches resident’s cooperation, negotiation and problem solving skills. As their skills progress, responsibility levels increase within their therapeutic community and family.

1. ) The Phoenix Program: Hill Crest offers an intensive residential treatment program for adolescent males (ages 12-17), with Impulse Control Disorder/ADHD which also includes inappropriate sexual behaviors.

The Phoenix Program offers a 14-bed single occupancy unit that addresses the behavioral and thought patterns of adolescents with a history of sexually inappropriate or sexually reactive behaviors. Emphasis is placed on processing the individuals own history of sexual abuse, improving anger management skills, and learning/utilizing age appropriate coping skills. The Phoenix Program operates on a Relapse Prevention Model.

Therapeutic interventions include:

Behavioral modification
Individual therapy
Intensive group therapy
Family therapy
Development of age appropriate social skills
Physical fitness
Substance abuse prevention
Pre-vocational therapy
Adventure-based counseling
Special education

Treatment focus includes:

Breaking denial
Correcting impaired thinking
Understanding and modifying the assault cycle
Continuing care planning and transition assistance
Establishing safety plans and monitoring procedures with the client,caregiver, court, or other placement agencies
Develop/Implement relapse prevention programs
Redirecting deviant sexual fantasies
Developing victim empathy
Addressing own sexual abuse

2. ) C-Unit: Hill Crest Hospital an intensive residential treatment program for pre-adolescent and adolescent females (ages 12-17), who have severe impulse control disorder, including sexually inappropriate behaviors. This program treats pre-adolescent/adolescent females who have been sexually abused or exposed to a highly-sexualized environment, have had their current placement disrupted due to a sexual issue/incident, and have impulsive/anger control issues.

Therapeutic interventions include:

Behavioral modification
Individual therapy
Intensive group therapy
Family therapy
Development of age appropriate social skills
Physical fitness
Substance abuse prevention
Pre-vocational therapy
Recreational/art therapy
Adventure-based counseling
Continuing academic education
Individualized treatment plans

Treatment focus includes:

Addressing own sexual abuse/exposure
Breaking denial
Develop/Practice relapse prevention plans
Correcting impaired thinking
Self-Esteem/Confidence developing
Victim empathy
Learning/Practicing age appropriate social skills
Understanding/Modifying the assault cycle
Continuing care planning and transition assistance