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Adolescent Services

Adolescent Services

Futures Program

Services for adolescents at Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire are specifically designed to meet the mental health care needs of patients aged 12 through 17. Individuals experiencing serious behavioral disturbances or an inability to function at home or school may be appropriate for treatment in an inpatient setting. Every individual is provided with a variety of opportunities to learn new skills and to achieve success.

Signs of behavioral health issues may include any of the following: Suicidal thoughts or actions or thoughts of death; depression; withdrawn behavior; physical acting out towards self, others, or objects; mood swings; alcohol addiction and/or drug abuse; and/or inability to cope with problems and daily activities. If you recognize any of the above symptoms, our qualified behavioral health professionals are available at all times to determine the most appropriate level of care for each individual. All clients will receive an opportunity to connect with a treatment provider that best suits their needs.

Our mission is to create a full wrap-around treatment focused on strengths perspective to renew hope for a positive future by including families, providers and schools into the treatment planning process

The Futures Program objectives are:

  • To provide a safe haven for adolescents to focus on recovery free from external stressors and peer pressure and judgments
  • To provide treatment that is fresh, modern and appropriate to the adolescent population
  • To provide a structure similar to the school day to ensure smoother transitions from hospitalization back to school
  • To provide a professional, informative, consistent and caring environment for patients and their families to reduce fears and stress caused by hospitalization

Future-centered programming includes:

  • DBT certified therapist providing evidence-based programming to address trauma, self-esteem and relationships
  • Educational enrichment through partnering with parents and schools to ensure school work is completed and education continues while hospitalized(media center for learning)
  • Life achievement skills focused on needs for independent living including mock interviewing and job applications
  • Recreational therapy to focus on enhancing positive social interaction with peers