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Intensive Residential Adolescent Psychiatry

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City’s Crittenton Children’s Center’s highly intensive residential program is designed to address the treatment needs of adolescents (males and females ages 12 to 18) who have not achieved desired results from previous treatments. These adolescents exhibit high-risk, out-of-control behaviors due to complex trauma from abuse, neglect, chaotic living situations, or symptoms of mental illness.

Staff psychiatrists are on-site seven days a week and a registered nurse provides care 24/7. We tailor all interventions and treatments to meet each patient’s unique needs:

  • Individual and group therapy using evidence-based models including ARC, EMDR, DBT, and TF-CBT
  • Chemical dependency prevention and recovery groups
  • Specialized shorter-term intensive treatment for military dependents
  • Expressive therapy
  • Spiritual wellness
  • On-site medical and laboratory services
  • On-site school classes through the Hickman Mills School District
  • Enhanced individualized education to address academic deficits
  • Career counseling

Specialized residential units

Neurobiological Treatment of Adolescents with Complex Trauma (NTACT) is an intensive gender-specific residential intervention for boys and girls ages 12 to 18. These adolescents often have a history of violent physical aggression or self-harm or may have multiple suicide attempts. Many have experienced multiple failed placements in residential facilities or have not progressed after a year or more of residential treatment.

Co-occuring Disorder in Adolescents (CODA) was developed to treat substance abuse that accompanies mental illness. Treating both at the same time significantly reduces relapse rates. Crittenton uses proven therapies based on the Hazelden Co-occurring and Teen Matrix Model.

The Tricare Unit is geared to the needs of military families, providing intensive short-term treatment for adolescents in a residential facility. Crittenton is certified by TRICARE for residential care.

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children's Center

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children's Center treats the mental and behavioral health care needs of children, adolescents, and families – in Kansas City and across the region.