Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System realizes that, like children, adolescents require specialized care in order to successfully recover and heal from mental health crises, emotional problems and behavioral health disorders. We offer a spectrum of programs that meet the needs of teens. Programs are specialized and are designed to successfully guide youth on their road to recovery.
For adolescents who are in danger of harming themselves or others, stabilization is prioritized before introducing structured programming, including group and family therapy and evidence-based treatment modalities.
Offered at the Riverside Campus, the reactive attachment disorder (RAD) program provides residential psychiatric treatment to adolescents with attachment disorders in a specialized program. Youth cannot learn or grow unless they have the secure base of a mutual emotional bond with a caretaker. The RAD program aims at enlarging and enhancing the circle of relationships in the youth’s life that allows for the fullest functioning of the adolescent and their family.
This mental health program provides comprehensive, knowledgeable care to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders/neurological-based psychiatric disorders. Due to the broad range of forms in which autism can exist, treatment is largely individualized; but in general, it emphasizes enhancing communication skills, decreasing challenging behaviors, increasing independence, teaching skills that reflect the normal rhythm of life and fostering community membership.
These two programs provide knowledgeable, specialized treatment to adolescents with psychiatric disorders and developmental delays, including severe learning disabilities. The programs provide treatment to adolescents with IQs of 80 and below. Treatment focuses on teaching social skills, independent living skills and academic skills. The treatment team tailors treatment to each adolescent’s specific strengths and weaknesses. The ultimate goal is to help developmentally delayed adolescents safely and successfully reintegrate into their home communities.