A Structured Environment
Residential treatment is often recommended for patients with significant complex psychiatric and behavioral health disorders. These patients may have experienced multiple acute hospitalizations in a brief period of time or who haven’t found relief through traditional outpatient services. Foundations Behavioral Health offers a therapeutic and structured environment to work through these issues, offering residential treatment services to patients ages 12 to 21 (as long as still enrolled in school).
Residential treatment addresses the following mental health needs:
- Mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and depression
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders that present with co-occurring challenging behaviors, such as tantrums, noncompliance, difficulties with transitions, self-jury, and aggression
- Anxiety disorders
- Trauma-related disorders
- Self-injurious behaviors
- Behavioral and emotional regulation challenges
Foundations follows a Trauma-Informed Model of Care and in doing so residents are grouped together in each cottage with peers who are similar in age, functioning, and specific treatment needs.
Each placement ensures that programming is tailored to the specific developmental needs of the patient. Individualized treatment plans are developed for each resident by a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment team. The treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, clinicians, expressive therapists, allied therapists, teachers and resident advisors. Family therapy is a critical and valued component of all residential care, so we work closely with family members on how they can be involved with treatment.
The residential treatment campus provides a unique setting with access to a gymnasium, outdoor sports court, art rooms and specialized therapy rooms. Residents also engage in recreational therapies, music therapy, community engagement, and volunteering as core activities designed to successfully prepare patients for transition upon discharge. Family therapy via HIPAA compliant videoconferencing telehealth is available for all families and is a great asset for those who travel from a distance to visit.
For the majority of our Residents academics are provided by LifeWorks Schools. Foundations Behavioral Health’s Residential Treatment Program and LifeWorks Academy & School (can we have a click to link to lifeworks website ) are located on the main campus of Foundations in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. LifeWorks is an approved Pennsylvania and out of state education and residential provider for students with disabilities. Foundations offers Academic and Behavioral Health Services to male and female residential students between the ages of 12-21 and who fall under the following classifications:
- Emotional disturbance
- Learning disabilities
- Intellectual disabilities
- Multiple disabilities
SHORT TERM INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM (FIRST)
Foundations Facility for Intensive Residential Support and Treatment (FIRST) provides an intensive treatment option for adolescents and young adults who benefit from a shorter-term residential placement. The overarching goal of the program is to empower, enhance, and support the inherent strengths of adolescents so reintegration with family and community can happen quickly and effectively, with strong aftercare supports in place.
FIRST utilizes a treatment protocol guided by the treatment team, working in partnership with the adolescent, family, school, community supports and other necessary constituents prior to and during admission. The program utilizes best practices such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, multisystemic family therapy, motivational interviewing, recovery principles and more.
For adolescents unable to return to their home of origin, FIRST can provide a comprehensive transition to a treatment foster care home or group home setting, as necessary. FIRST supports will remain in place post-discharge for at least 30 days as a means of creating and maintaining stability following residential treatment in collaboration with other resources as available.
Always Here to Help
Masters-level clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a no-cost, confidential mental health assessment for your child or client. Call the Foundations Behavioral Health Clinical Assessment Center at 215-345-0444 to get started. For questions about our programs, call us or use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.