Sub-Acute (long-term) Treatment for Kids & Teens
Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare System offers sub-acute (long-term) inpatient treatment for children and teens ages 5 to 17 with longstanding emotional and behavioral health issues. Our physician-led sub-acute (long-term) treatment program addresses children’s entire wellbeing including medical, psychiatric, social and academic needs. Our Therapists have intense training in the areas of play therapy, trauma therapy and providing family therapy.
We begin by developing an individualized treatment plan, which focuses on the identified behavioral challenges of each patient. The plan is supported by a Levels System that provides social skills to prepare the patient to re-integrate into family and community. Other components include:
Individual Therapy: Scheduled weekly with onsite therapists; available additionally as needed.
Family Therapy: Scheduled twice monthly unless otherwise specified.
Recreational Therapy: Licensed recreational therapists deliver daily programs consisting of group and individual activities designed to develop coping skills necessary to function within a community. Outside activities are utilized in a levels-based program to establish emotional stability and encourage growth.
Global Distance Family Therapy: Provided via special arrangements for military families and outpatient providers to ensure clinical efficacy while minimizing travel time and expense to the family.
Group Therapy: Conducted by licensed clinical professionals, including therapists and substance abuse counselors. Therapy is supported by a curriculum that includes:
- Health education
- Social skills activities
- Anger management
- Conflict resolution
- Day-end goals review
- Discharge planning building/management
- Journaling (take home tool)
- Relationship skills
Chemical Dependency & Substance Use Education (Adolescents Only): Provided by a CADAC-certified coordinator, this track includes 12-Step Program integration. Chemical Dependency/Substance Use Disorder Program features weekly individualized treatment plans to streamline success through the intensity of services, based on patient’s identified level of need for these services.
Educational Services: State Department of Education approved program is administered by licensed and certified Special Education teachers and mental health professionals.
Spiritual Enrichment: Provided monthly (optional)
Therapeutic Passes: Passes are earned by patients based on progress in treatment.
Discharge Planning: We assist patients and families in a referral for follow-up treatment. Information on community resources is available to maximum and support post-discharge.
Community Service Activities: Based on Levels Achievement, patients can participate in service opportunities, including but not limited to:
- Arkansas Food Bank Volunteers
- Quapaw United Methodist Church Community Breakfast Volunteers
- QUMC Food Pantry donation
- Wounded Warriors Project Fundraiser
- Fundraiser for Red Cross flood relief
- Fundraiser for UAMS Myeloma Research
- Autism Awareness Walk and Fundraiser
- Cancer Society Fundraiser
- Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
- Humane Society Fundraiser and donations