McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program
If Your Child Is in Crisis, We Are Here to Help
Child and adolescent inpatient services are offered at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts.
The McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent 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.
It is a place for hope and healing for children in psychiatric crisis, offering expert acute 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.
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.
The McLean-Franciscan mental health programs are a joint effort which combine the strengths of a premier mental health provider with a nationally recognized leader in pediatric rehabilitation and special education.
The goal of our strength-based treatment program is to promote safety and a sense of hope and stability. We encourage active child and family involvement in treatment within the inpatient program and after the child leaves our program.
The program’s cognitive behavioral treatment focus includes expert diagnostic assessment, medication treatment as appropriate, and mobilization of the child’s family and support system. Individual, group, and family therapy, as well as school and symptom education services are hallmarks of the program.
Using a range of techniques, including positive behavioral support, our treatment model is designed to help stabilize children in crisis, reduce high-risk symptoms, and support children and teens as they build skills related to overcoming mental health challenges.
Structured daily programming is designed to engage each child in a range of developmentally appropriate therapy, school, and daily living experiences. Therapeutic activities help organize children in a time of crisis, provide opportunities to learn and practice important coping skills, and offer a measure of each child’s response to different situations.