Adolescent inpatient treatment takes place on the third floor of the Patricia Regnemer Main House. There are five double rooms, each with their own private bath. All units are locked for your safety and no personal computers or cellphones are permitted. A large open common area is used for groups as well as free time.
You will have daily meetings with a board-certified adolescent psychiatrist and frequent meetings with a social worker. Group therapy will address issues such as conflict management, self-esteem and managing emotions. There is also time allotted to keep up with your school work. Family members twelve years of age and older may visit during scheduled visiting hours. The average length of stay is 7-10 days.
Your 14-hour day will be structured around:
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Group therapy
- Goal planning
- Recovery discussion meetings
- Recreation therapy
- Leisure time, gym, art therapy
- Visiting hours
During your stay, you will be able to continue school work under the guidance of a certified teacher. To minimize disruption to the school year, and with your family’s permission, our teacher will communicate with professionals in your school. Specialized support for academic areas such as foreign languages, higher level sciences, and advanced placement classes is available from private tutors for an additional fee.
We believe family support is important from the moment a patient is admitted for treatment, and we encourage family members to meet with the patient’s social worker, psychiatrist or other members of the treatment team.
We also host a weekly Teen Family Forum on Sunday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. This broad, supportive, educational program helps family members deal with the effects of their teen’s mental illness or addiction on their lives, and provides a support system for patients and their families.
This weekly Forum, coupled with individual meetings with the treatment team, helps families develop and enhance good communication skills, coping skills and problem solving strategies.
The Family Resource Program offers support and education to families following discharge should any questions or concerns arise at any point in the recovery process. The program was uniquely designed with our families in mind and in keeping with the hospital’s vision to establish a helpful, lasting relationship with our families, as well as to remain involved for as long as we are asked. For more information about the Family Resource Program, contact Jillian Keyes, LCSW.
Adolescent inpatient treatment takes place in the Patricia Regnemer Main House.
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New Canaan is located in Southern New England and weather conditions change seasonally and sometimes during the day. We recommend that you bring one week’s worth of clothing, in one small suitcase and that you be prepared to “layer”.
To learn more about our range of programs in the Adolescent Center please download our brochure.
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