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Adolescent Residential Program

Crossroads Adolescent Residential Program

The Crossroads Residential Treatment Facility serves adolescent males, ages 12 to 17, with serious emotional and behavioral problems. By dealing with emotional issues that cause inappropriate behavior, as well as setting limits to focus residents on taking personal responsibility for their present behavior, our program offers adolescents the possibility of making real changes. Our goal at Crossroads is to help adolescents by providing a structured environment in a residential setting where change can occur.

The family and adolescent are encouraged to be active participants in the treatment plan design and implementation. While the length of stay varies for each individual in the program, the average length of stay is three to six months.

Benefits of Residential Treatment

Residential treatment provides a safe, secure and structured environment in which residents are removed from stressful circumstances and harmful factors in their daily life.

Residential programs are highly emotionally supportive and focus on a holistic approach to change. Residents benefit from the “therapeutic community” in residential treatment programs—a community of residents who support one another through treatment by encouraging others to stay on task, work towards their goals and offer shared experiences and empathy.

Services and Programs

  • Treatment team led by a licensed psychiatrist
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy, which includes psychoeducation and support
  • Group therapy and psychoeducation
  • Extended school year education program
  • Recreation therapy
  • Health education, including hygiene and nutrition lessons
  • Life skills, social skills, and leisure education groups
  • Daily goal setting and goal review groups
  • Medication administration and management
  • Individualized educational services
  • Supervised therapeutic community outings
  • Discharge and aftercare planning

Admission Requirements

  • The resident has a diagnosable psychiatric disorder.
  • The resident can participate and process information as evidenced by an overall IQ score.
  • The resident’s psychiatric symptoms are severe enough to warrant residential treatment under the direction of a psychiatrist.
  • The referring psychiatrist or psychologist advises that residential treatment is needed.
  • At least one of the following:
    • The resident has failed to respond to a less restrictive environment and treatment in the last three months.
    • Adequate less restrictive options are not available in the resident’s community.
    • The resident is currently in acute care facility whose professional staff advise that residential treatment is needed.
  • The admission has been certified as medically and psychologically necessary.

Referrals to Crossroads

Referrals can be made by the professional community by contacting Crossroads PRTF at 601-420-6269.

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 a day, 7 days a week at 800-863-4004. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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