Child Collaborative Problem Solving Program – Psychiatric Services
The Ridge Child unit offers specialized treatment for children, ages 5 through 11, who are experiencing severe emotional or behavioral problems. Through a structured and individualized program, children learn how to deal with their emotions and channel their energies positively.
The Ridge recognizes that many children who present with mood instability, aggression, and out of control behavior have also experienced some form of trauma in their life. Because of this, our staff utilizes the CPS approach. CPS is an evidence-based approach used to assist children with learning critical thinking skills to help them better manage triggers they may experience that may often lead to maladaptive behavior.
Who May Benefit From CPS?
The Ridge’s CPS based program addresses the needs of children who are experiencing:
- post-traumatic stress
- disordered thinking
- plans to harm themselves or others
- out of control behaviors
The Treatment Program Consists of:
- psychiatric/medical evaluation
- psychological testing (as indicated by patient need)
- medication management
- group therapy
- family therapy
- recreational therapy
- pet therapy
- educational testing
For free and confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week