McLean-Franciscan Child Community-Based Acute Treatment Program

Encouraging hope and promoting everyday skills

Child and Family-Centered Care

The McLean-Franciscan Community-Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) program is a short-term residential program for children and adolescents ages 4-14. Typically, patients are referred as either a step down from a more intensive inpatient hospitalization or from the community as an alternative to a hospitalization stay.

The program serves a diverse group of children and families. Diagnoses include mood disorders, attention deficit disorder, depression, psychosis, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Children receive group therapy, individual therapy, family sessions, and psychiatry medication services. The average length of stay for a patient is 2-3 weeks, but this varies due to the individual child’s needs and aftercare placement planning. Services are provided through a multidisciplinary team, including a medical personnel, clinicians, and support staff.

Help your child feel like a kid again. Call us today at 877.626.8140 to talk to our admission staff about treatment options at McLean.

McLean’s Approach to Helping Children

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Program Leadership

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Anne Hannan, LICSW, Program Director

Ms. Hannan has been interested in working with children and adolescents since the beginning of her training. Her clinical interests include trauma, mood disorders, and family therapy. She enjoys helping families access community-based services and navigate interactions with state agencies and school districts that may be involved in their child’s care. She is also passionate about working with children and families in acute psychiatric crisis, utilizing trauma-informed care throughout treatment.

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Bushra Awidi, MD, Medical Director

More Information

Additional information may also be found on the Franciscan website.