Rogers Memorial Hospital offers a day treatment program for children and adolescents ages 4 to 18 at our Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Brown Deer locations. With morning (8–11 a.m.) or afternoon (1-4 p.m.) sessions, the day program provides coordinated treatment in a safe and structured setting five days per week. This schedule allows children and adolescents to remain enrolled in their school for part of the day. Each young person in our program receives an in-depth evaluation that is used to develop a personalized individualized treatment plan. Concerns treated in our child and adolescent day treatment program may include:
- Anxiety, isolation and withdrawal
- Depression and mood swings
- Complicated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- School problems/avoidance
- Psychiatric issues related to the experience of traumatic events
- Defiance issues, frequent rage, outbursts or threats
- Use of alcohol or drugs to cope with emotional problems
In addition to age-specific general mental health groups, specialized treatment groups are offered for children who have experienced trauma, adolescents with externalizing behaviors and adolescents with internalizing behaviors.
Our child and adolescent day treatment program has a multidisciplinary treatment in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation that is used to develop a personalized plan of care. Members of this team may include:
- Board-certified psychiatrists
- Licensed clinical psychologists
- Registered psychiatric nurses
- Social workers/licensed professional counselors
- Experiential therapists
- Mental health professionals
- School liaisons
- Mental health technicians
Our treatment team works closely with school professionals so they have an understanding of the young person’s diagnosis and how it may affect school performance. In addition, the child’s primary care and outpatient providers are invited to contribute to the development of the treatment plan and coordination of continuing care services.
Each child or adolescent has specific needs. A comprehensive approach meet each patient’s specific needs and maximize outcomes may include:
- Psychiatric consultation and medication management
- Assessment and diagnostic evaluations
- Group therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Play therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Patient and family education
- Skill development
- Education about diagnosis
- Behavior management/Parenting skills
- School coordination/Advocacy
- Case management
- Continuing care coordination
The child and adolescent program at Rogers Memorial Hospital incorporates several different ongoing activities and topics. These help children develop an awareness of their challenges and learn the skills they need to build for their future success.
The flyer and sample schedule posted here shows a typical week for a child or adolescent enrolled in our day treatment programs.
Families are an important part of the child’s treatment. Family members meet weekly to learn about the illness, its consequences, and to discuss the child’s behaviors. During these sessions, the child’s illness is considered within the context of the family’s communication patterns, value and belief system, rules, roles and expectations. The treatment team members assist the family in developing interventions to help the child and family reach treatment goals.
Communication among parents/guardians, community caregivers, and our staff is an important component of the program. With the proper consents, consultation regarding patient progress and coordination of services occur regularly. The school liaison also is available to attend school meetings to provide support in the development of effective education progress. Written communication is sent daily to both school and home.
Transportation services may be provided through some insurance companies or Wisconsin Medicaid.