Residential Treatment (PRTF)

For those children and adolescents in need of longer-term care, Michiana Behavioral Health offers the Residential Treatment Care Program. This program provides a safe and structured environment, essential behavioral treatment, and comprehensive programming.

Growth Enhancing Experiences

Therapy is encouraged for residents in order to build self-esteem, develop a sense of trust, and encourage the feeling of success. Michiana Behavioral Health provides the following for residents:

  • Team-building activities
  • Educational and recreational outings
  • Culturally sensitive programming
  • Encouragement for spiritual growth
  • Pleasant and attractive scenic environment

Children 6-12
Adolescents 13-17

 

The Program for Children offers:

  • Milieu, group, and family treatment
  • Cognitive-behavioral, and activity therapy techniques employed
  • Treatment options for residents with aggressiveness, attachment problems, grief and loss issues, and impulse control problems
  • Skills training in aggression replacement, anger management, social skills, activities for daily living, coping skills, and communication skills
  • Fully accredited in-house school program with licensed teachers
  • Treatment within a locked and secure facility

Admission Criteria:

  • Ages 6-12
  • Mood disorders
  • History of multiple problems
  • Physically aggressive behavior
  • Attachment problems
  • Impulse control problems
  • Grief & loss issues
  • Victims of sexual, physical or emotional abuse

Program Components:

  • Group therapy with social skills training and anger management training
  • Enriched environment
  • Weekly community integration outings
  • Educational and recreational outings
  • Daily classroom instruction at our fully accredited on grounds school
  • Daily activity therapy groups
  • Daily living skills
  • Weekly family program
 

The Program for Adolescents offers:

  • Milieu, group, and family treatment
  • Cognitive-behavioral, expressive, and recreational therapy techniques employed
  • Treatment options for residents with conduct disorder, sexual abuse, gang history, anxiety disorder, depression, self-mutilation, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Skills training in aggression replacement, anger management, social skills, activities for daily living, coping skills, and communication skills
  • Fully accredited in-house school program with licensed teachers
  • Treatment within a locked and secure facility

Admission Criteria:

  • Ages 6-17
  • History of multiple problems
  • Experience of repeated and/or failed psychiatric acute treatment
  • History of self-mutilating behavior
  • Physically aggressive behavior
  • History of fire setting
  • School failure
  • History of running away
  • Social isolation and poor social skills
  • Oppositional-defiant behavior
  • Diagnosis of thought disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, sexual disorders, and behavioral disorders
  • Teenage pregnancy

Program Components:

  • Group psychotherapy seven days a week facilitated by a Masters-degreed clinician
  • Weekly psychiatrist consultation
  • Weekly family therapy with a Masters degreed clinician
  • Communication with caseworkers/probation officers, schools, and other service providers
  • High School Credits earned in accordance with public school system requirements
  • GED preparation (For residents not currently enrolled in school, Michiana Behavioral Health Center is a licensed GED pre-test site)
  • Non-denominational voluntary spirituality groups facilitated by an ordained minister
  • Daily activity therapy groups
  • Strength based behavioral level system
  • Weekly family programming
  • Daily health education groups facilitated by licensed nurses
  • Weekly community integration

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 574.936.3784. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.