Intensive Residential Treatment

Laurel Heights Hospital provides psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents ages 6 & up with severe and complex psychiatric and behavioral difficulties impacting multiple areas of functioning. Children are placed within separate units based on age, gender and special treatment needs. This ensures that programming can be tailored to specific developmental needs, in addition to, individualized treatment issues.

Multi-Disciplinary Team

  • Board Certified & Licensed Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Licensed Registered Nurses
  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • Certified Vocational Teachers
  • Certified Recreational Therapists

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups

Treatment Focus

  • Mood Disorders, including depression & bipolar symptoms
  • Self-injurious, disruptive and aggressive behaviors
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Difficulties with impulse control and emotional regulation
  • Trauma symptoms
  • Technology assisted learning
  • Daily living skills instruction and specialized community outings

Educational Services

Laurel Heights Academy is the educational program for Laurel Heights Hospital. The academy is located
on campus and follows the Georgia Department of Education curriculum and is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). The curriculum includes Reading, Language Arts,
Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and Physical Education/Recreation Therapy.

  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • Vocational Lab: business & marketing; consumer & service; construction & industrial; processing & production; culinary
  • Computer Lab
  • Recreation Therapy

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