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Belmont has the only full scale crisis response center for children and adolescents in the Philadelphia region able to handle 24-hour emergencies.
The comprehensive child and adolescent programs at Belmont are dedicated to children ages 5 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 17 who are in crisis. We offer a safe and secure setting where young patients and their families can work to resolve their issues and the problems causing stress.
Our caring, expert staff provides specialized treatment to children and adolescents with a wide range of psychiatric difficulties, including:
After an interdisciplinary assessment, a comprehensive plan is individually tailored to meet each child or adolescent’s clinical and developmental needs.
All treatments focus on the complex interaction of biological, psychological and social factors.
Since many young patients’ problems can be outgrowths of family issues, the involvement of parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members is essential to developing effective solutions.
Families are involved in their child’s treatment from step one, as they are often responsible for making the call for help. Belmont’s team will consult the family first – no matter what therapy or medication option is suggested.
Learn about national organizations that offer information about children’s mental health.
Our children and adolescent programs are staffed with multidisciplinary clinicians, including:
Adolescent Eating DisordersAnorexia nervosa and bulima are often linked to depression in teens and can affect the whole family. Einstein Healthcare Network doctors discuss warning signs, physical symptoms and treatment.
Grief & LossFeelings of denial, shock and sickness are common emotions when dealing with the death of a loved one. Doctors discuss health implications of loss and overall wellbeing.
Suicide PreventionOver a million people attempt suicide in a year worldwide, yet most people do not realize it until it happens to someone close to you. Our physicians discuss the warning signs to watch out for and steps for prevention.
Developmental DelaysBabies need lots of prenatal care and personal attention to develop properly. Our physicians discuss what are normal developmental milestones and delays.
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