Child and adolescent inpatient services are offered at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. The McLean-Franciscan Mental Health Programs are a joint effort which unites the strengths of a premier mental health provider with a nationally recognized leader in pediatric rehabilitation and special education. It is a place for hope and healing for children in psychiatric crisis, offering expert crisis stabilization, assessment, and inpatient mental health treatment in a safe and nurturing environment. The goal of the program is for each child and adolescent to successfully return to his or her home, school, and community.
The inpatient program operates 24 hours a day and offers high-quality individualized psychiatric crisis care for youth, ages three through nineteen, of all developmental abilities and diagnostic categories. The focus of treatment involves restoration of safety, targeting high-risk behaviors, and most frequently, reduction of suicidal behaviors.