Adolescent Programs

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What Parents Should Know and Can Do to Support Their Child's Treatment

What Parents Should Know and Can Do to Support Their Child's Treatment

Dear parents and guardians, we invite you to learn more about what to expect upon arrival at our hospital, what your child will be doing here, what communication with your child will be like, what our visitation guidelines are, and what aftercare is. We want to help all parents and guardians feel prepared and know how to support their child visit at Aurora Behavioral Health.

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Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health

Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health

Aurora Behavioral Health West offers short-term, acute care services to meet the needs of adolescents, ages 13 through 17, who are struggling with emotional and psychological problems. Adolescents are treated and cared for by licensed professionals whose combined specialties focus on dealing with depression, substance abuse, aggression, rebellion, self-injury and suicidal behaviors.

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We also offer adolescent inpatient chemical dependency services for patients between the ages of 13-17 requiring detoxification and treatment for alcohol and drug addiction while learning to cope with the chemical addiction. Our goal is to empower patients to live their lives and learn ways to manage stress without the use of drugs and alcohol.

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The Specialized Needs Unit (SNU) within Aurora Behavioral Health System is a specifically designed program developed to meet the needs of children and adolescents with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD).

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Outpatient Services

Aurora Behavioral Health System’s Outpatient Services offers an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, designed to provide a concentrated, time-limited, comprehensive therapeutic environment for the treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Holistic Personalized Care

Aurora Behavioral Health System proudly offers specialized group equine therapy integrated within our inpatient and outpatient programs as a part of our holistic treatment approach to healing. Equine Therapy is an evidenced based approach where patients feed, groom, and otherwise interact with horses in order to reach rehabilitative goals.

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