Center is a residential program providing crisis intervention treatment for adolescent girls classified with acute mạng xã hội & mental disorders, suffering from long-term abuse, neglect & / or abandonment. Out-of-home placement affecting this population commands specialized services và therapeutic psychiatric care. The goal of the Diagnostic Center program is mập assess, stabilize symptoms, & recommend the next cấp độ of care upon discharge .
The Diagnostic Center provides statewide emergency placement và crisis intervention services mập adolescent girls ages 13-19, with the median age 14-16. Typically teen girls admitted are influenced by the effects of long-term abuse, abandonment, và / or neglect affecting their ability bự function emotionally, cognitively, & socially. Initial assessments indicate common behaviors ranging from depression, high anxiety, self-destruction, oppositional behavior, inappropriate sexual behaviors, suicidal thoughts, và decrease interest in academic achievement. Our service approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Interventions with a focus on holistic healing và strength-based interventions .
Special program emphasis & additional staff training are focus on trauma-based care with the intent of assisting residents lớn achieve treatment goals within 90 days. Within the Diagnostic Center the Treatment Plan strives béo provide every resident with a safe, home-like environment where they gain pro-social behaviors, identify coping skills, & develop healthy respect for themselves & others. Every resident’s Treatment Plan includes therapeutic psychology, mạng xã hội & recreational therapy, activities of daily living, & academic enrichment .
Upon admission a Psycho-Social Assessment is completed. A Psychiatric Evaluation is also completed bự determine the màn chơi of care & services needed phệ help the resident lớn stabilize behaviors plus address mental health issues .
Daily school attendance is required và included as an indicator in the behavior modification system. On staff at the Diagnostic Center is a certified teacher. The education program is recognized by the State of Maryland as an approved Type III School with classwork in science, math, history, & English – taught on the cấp độ of the individual .
Recommendations for the future placement of Diagnostic Center residents are made after careful đánh giá of records và reports from the various professional staff that comprises the treatment nhóm of the individual. The anticipated outcome for the resident is placement in a less restrictive setting such as family reunification care or treatment foster care .