Child/Adolescent Care - Mental Health Services - Alegent Creighton Health, Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Child/Adolescent Care
Contact
  • Information and Referral Line
    402-717-HOPE
  • Nebraska Family Helpline
    1-888-866-8660
  • Suicide Hotline
    1-800-273-TALK

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Child Care Services

Our Child and Adolescent programs are designed to nurture and assist children up to 18 years old in a safe, family-focused environment. We communicate with parents and schools, and we value the opportunity to incorporate each person's input into a unique recovery program for every child. Psychiatrist-led treatment teams include specially trained therapists, nurses and technicians. Programs incorporate recent research on trauma treatment and impulse control, and use the youth's strengths in treatment planning.

Acute Inpatient

For children or adolescents who have behavioral or psychological disorders that require a high degree of care and supervision due to severity, this program resolves the admitting crisis and admitting presenting problems and symptoms as soon as possible and return the youth to the highest level of functioning in the community.  Our treatment approaches and programming are developed with a youth-centered, family-focused, and culturally responsive orientation. It is the interdisciplinary team's intent to help patients and their families learn age-appropriate coping skills. Discharge and aftercare recommendations are made collaborating with the patient, parent or guardian, interdisciplinary team and referral source to assure continuity of treatment. 

An interdisciplinary team provides medical, biological, social, spiritual, behavioral and emotional support as well as referral to rehabilitative services. The team would include: attending psychiatrist, nurse, therapist, care manager, behavioral service tech, therapeutic recreation, pharmacist liaison, and chaplain.

Outpatient

For children, adolescents and their families this service provides therapy to help the client to lead a healthier life physically, emotionally and spiritually. Treated holistically, family dysfunction will improve and symptoms will decrease. 

A multidisciplinary team offers specialized services for child and adolescents at various outpatient locations. Psychiatrists lead the team delivering a variety of services, including play/art therapy, family therapy, and evaluations. Treatment modalities include individual, group, marital, family, psychopharmacological and others based on individual assessments. 

Patients may be referred to community support groups to assist with self-reliance and learn additional life skills. Communications with referral sources will occur with permission of the client.

Residential Services

Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), located in Omaha, Nebraska, is designed to treat children and adolescents ages 6 - 17 years old with a psychiatric disorder. The program provides specialized medical, psychiatric, psychosocial and behavioral treatment services to assist youths and their families to gain skills that demonstrate a positive community adjustment. The programs, environment and activities of the treatment center are all focused on patient centered care.

Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Treatment

This program is for children and adolescents ages 5 - 18 years old who are experiencing difficulty coping with the stresses of their daily life. The program provides a safe environment in which the youth can improve or regain coping skills and learn to better meet the demands of family, school and society. 

The environment is therapeutic with an ongoing behavior modification program that utilizes teaching interactions to promote positive use of social skills. The interdisciplinary team works with the patient's family and support system or school personnel to make the transition back to the home and school. 

When a patient has reached maximum benefit from the partial program, follow-up outpatient care will be arranged. 

An interdisciplinary team cares for the patient who is attending the partial program. Professionals on this team may include the psychiatrist, nurse, program therapist, care manager, recreational therapist, educational therapist, school liaison and behavioral service tech.

A physician's order is required for admission to this program. 

Chemical Dependency

Acute Inpatient

The inpatient program provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children and adolescents with behavioral, psychological or addictive disorders.  Our treatment approaches and programming are developed with a youth-centered, family-focused, and culturally responsive orientation. The interdisciplinary team's intent is to help patients and their families learn age-appropriate coping skills.  Discharge and aftercare recommendations are made in collaboration with the patient, parent or guardian, interdisciplinary team and referral source to assure continuity of treatment. An interdisciplinary team provides medical, biological, social, spiritual, behavioral and emotional support.

Outpatient

This program assists children or adolescents with substance abuse disorders who do not require more intensive services, and their families to lead a healthier life physically, emotionally and spiritually. With a holistic treatment approach, family dysfunction will decrease and symptoms will improve. An interdisciplinary team offers specialized services for children and adolescents at various outpatient locations. Psychiatrists lead the team, delivering a variety of services, including play/art therapy, family therapy and evaluations. Treatment modalities include individual, group, marital, family, psychopharmacological and others based on individual assessments. Patients may be referred to community support groups to assist with self-reliance and learn additional life skills. Communications with referral sources will occur with the permission of the client.

Co-Dependency

This service helps children and adolescents with substance abuse disorder and their family members and concerned persons recognize and understand chemical dependency. The goal of treatment is to assist in breaking down the walls of defense and self-delusion the family has erected. Family members and concerned persons are encouraged to participate in the recovery process for both themselves and the chemically dependent person. Twelve-step programs and mental health therapists are utilized as appropriate. The treatment team includes physician, therapist, chaplain and client.