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School-Based Partial Hospitalization Program

Helping adolescents build skills for real world settings.

The School Based Partial Hospitalization Program (SBPHP) is designed for adolescents ages 13 to 21 years old whose needs cannot be met in a lower level of care, or in a traditional classroom setting. This weekday, year-round program offers a blend of therapeutic and educational services provided to adolescents in a group setting, and includes a multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment through a partnership with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU 13).

SBPHP offers a comprehensive treatment team of certified medical professionals and education professionals delivers weekday services 5 days/week. They follow a treatment model that includes evaluation, assessment and resiliency-focused programming to stabilize and improve a child’s functioning. Individual and family treatment, psychiatric evaluation and monitoring is used to develop a minimum of three hours of therapy, provided during each program day.

Treatment is focused on the development of skills for real world settings, including discharge planning which focuses on the child and family developing the necessary skills for the adolescent to successfully transition to a lower level of care and to reintegrate into the home school setting. This includes social needs, medical needs, resources available to the family, and identification of necessary ongoing services after discharge.

Formats of this program include individual, group, and family therapy. Treatment is individualized to build on adolescent and family strengths, as well as principles of recovery and resiliency and trauma-informed care.