Adolescent Partial Hospital Program


The Adolescent Acute Day Treatment Program is a program for youth needing structured psychiatric services. The program is available Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at our Piscataway Campus. It serves youth ages 12 through 17 who are experiencing moderate to severe emotional problems which negatively impact the youth's ability to function at home, school, work or in the community. Such emotional problems include depression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, social withdrawal, aggressiveness, mood swings, impulsiveness, and conduct disorder or obsessive-compulsive behavior. Those who are returning to the community after hospitalization or are at risk for hospitalization are our typical candidates for admission. Services provided include pharmacological management and review; individual, group and family therapy; psycho-educational and recreational groups; therapeutic activities; and family support and education. Stays are typically from one to two weeks.