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Children's Peace Center Psychiatry

Patient and Family Testimonials:

"My daughter is a whole lot happier now." - Parent of Patient

 

"I had someone to help me when I felt bad inside." - Teenage Patient

 

"Absolutely the best. You can tell the staff here really care." - Teenage Patient

 

"Our Lady of Peace gave us hope in the midst of a crisis." - Parent of Patient

 

 

Children’s and Adolescents’ Treatment

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that in the U.S. today, one in ten children suffer from a mental disorder severe enough to cause some level of impairment. At Peace, we help diagnose and treat children and adolescents with these types of disorders in order to help them, and their families, strengthen their relationships and improve their lives. We help children and adolescents with problems such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional behavior, bipolar disorder, unresolved grief and trauma, and substance abuse, as well as other psychiatric, chemical dependency and dual diagnosis disorders. Treatment is provided at various levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming in environments and with programming tailored to meet the needs and preferences of these age groups.

 

Specialty Programs

Innovations Programs for Patients with Developmental Disabilities

Artwork by Faith, Age 8

This nationally recognized, state-of-the-art treatment center within Our Lady of Peace offers a program for children and adolescents with a dual diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder plus an underlying developmental disability, such as mental retardation, autism or a brain injury and other related conditions. The program is designed to assist children and adolescents and their families when these conditions are accompanied by significant emotional or behavioral challenges that impede meaningful family, social and community integration.

"My daughter has learned to control her emotions much better. We were worried she would have to go to a group home, but after acute and extended treatment at Our Lady of Peace, she was able to come home with us." - Parent of Innovations Program Child

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Intensive Services and Youth Exceptional Services for Adolescents with Serious Aggression

 These specialty programs, often referred to as the adolescent forensic programs, are designed to provide acute psychiatric care and/or co-occurring substance abuse treatment for adolescents who have serious aggression and/or criminal charges pending. Treatment occurs within a self contained milieu. A sexual offender tract is offered additionally for teenagers with perpetration issues who have not been convicted of a sexual offense. For all patients, the multidisciplinary team coordinates treatment with the patient, family/guardian, Dept of Juvenile Justice as appropriate, and other community based services and involved organizations.

“When I first got here, all I wanted to do was fight. I have made real improvements. When I start to feel angry, I can reach out to staff and they always help me. Most importantly, I will now be going home instead of to a placement. For the first time in a long time, I have goals that I know I can reach.” - 3South patient, David

 

 

 

 

 

Crossroads Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization

Artwork by child at peace

This program is designed to stabilize children and families in crisis. We offer a bridge for children and adolescents transitioning from an inpatient hospital stay back to the community and also support children and adolescents who may be at risk of needing an inpatient hospitalization with stabilization in the community. Treatment modalities include: Group Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Behavior Management, Group Psychoeducation, Medication Management and JCPS Academic Program. Two full-day programs are available, one at Our Lady of Peace and one near Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. An after school intensive outpatient program for adolescents is offered at the Our Lady of Peace site.

“I love the Crossroads Program! I love the fact that they really work with all aspects of her behaviors across settings including home, school and relationships with her peers…My daughter not only got a handle on her behaviors, but enjoyed being in the program. I would recommend this program to anyone who is having troubles with his/her child and wants them to be in a safe, supportive environment while getting help.”  - Parent of pt Jasmine

 

 

 

 

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

Our Lady of Peace has two brand new PRTFs. LaSalle House PRTF and Malcolm House PRTF serve 12-17 year old residents who have co-occurring psychiatric needs and developmental disabilities and/or neurological impairments. These new and beautifully constructed PRTFs provide a safe and home-like environment for the long term treatment of residents. Residents are provided with intensive treatment and frequent community integration and inclusion opportunities that assists them with treatment plan progression in order to move to a lower level of care, such as returning home or stepping down further to a community placement. Programming is specifically designed for this special needs population to provide positive, proactive and life enhancing behavior interventions.

“As hard as it is for my daughter to not live at home right now, Malcolm House PRTF is the best place she could be. Lindsey was in and out of the hospital so many times and it got to the point that we knew that she needed long term treatment…Lindsey is getting active treatment every day, learning and practicing new skills. She is making progress, but when she has had setbacks, I know that she is safe there. I can tell that the staff really cares about Lindsey and all the kids there ..My whole family is grateful that Peace has filled the need for this special program that is helping my daughter so much.” - Mother Lisa, parent of Lindsey

 

 

Peace Academy

  • Peace Academy is a fully accredited Jefferson County Public School on-site at Our Lady of Peace. Over 50 JCPS staff including an Associate Principal, teachers and staff work with all child/adolescent patients at Peace in over 25 classrooms to provide ongoing education so that the children can continue and progress in their studies while receiving treatment.
  • Peace Academy has been recognized as an alternative education program by the Jefferson County Public Schools and has been designated as Best Practice Sites by the Kentucky Department of Education.

 

 

Pastoral Care

  • An integral part of the treatment philosophy at Our Lady of Peace is the recognition that the healing of the body, mind and spirit are all necessary to a healthy life. To this end, we offer spiritual care through the Pastoral Care Program as part of an individual’s treatment plan. Services that are offered include chaplaincy services, worship opportunities, spirituality groups, bereavement counseling, and pastoral care for individual and family therapy. Any individual in treatment at Our Lady of Peace may request Pastoral Care Program services by speaking with his/her attending physician.

     “I wanted to go to a worship service and I did. It helped me! I loved the music there especially.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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