Adolescent Inpatient Unit
The Adolescent Inpatient Unit is a 16-bed acute care unit located within Trinity Springs Pavilion providing treatment to those between 13 and 17 years of age. This co-ed unit contains eight double patient rooms and two common areas, comfortable furnishings and indoor areas used for recreational therapy activities.
The goal of the treatment program is to help the adolescent better understand their illness, the possible need for medication, and how to better cope with life-issues that may threaten their mental health. Group and activity therapy are designed to teach the patients how to resolve interpersonal and family conflicts, stabilize psychiatric conditions and identify specialized educational and living needs. The supportive environment can help children develop a more positive self-image, learn insight into feelings and conflict and develop more adaptive styles of behavior. Patients are encouraged to express feelings, accept responsibility and accept the consequences of personal behavior as part of the treatment plan.
Services often include:
- Comprehensive and multidisciplinary biopsychosocial evaluation.
- Psychological and brief neuropsychological assessment.
- Psychopharmacologic evaluation and management.
- Crisis-oriented intensive family therapy.
- Individual and group therapy.
- Academic services provided in collaboration with Ft. Worth ISD.
- Case management and collaboration with each adolescent's school, outpatient clinicians, family and other community agencies to facilitate.
- An integrated approach, to establish comprehensive transition plans and to promote the adolescent's optimal functioning.
Many children participating in the JPS Health Network program also have complicating issues such as substance abuse, behavioral adjustment, sexual abuse, physical abuse, family relationship issues, and academic difficulties.