Residential Treatment Program

Foundations Behavioral Health provides residential treatment services for children as young as eight years old; however, the majority of those treated residentially are between 13-21 years of age. Residential treatment serves individuals with significant complex psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Residents are placed into one of four cottages or a home based on age, gender, and special treatment needs. Each placement ensures that programming is tailored to the specific developmental needs of the patient.

Effective treatment in the Residential Treatment Programs addresses:

  • Mood disorders, including Bipolar and Depression
  • Self-Injurious, disruptive, and aggressive behaviors
  • Difficulties with impulse control and emotion regulation
  • Trauma event response and symptoms
  • Sexually reactive behaviors
  • Intensive social interaction problems

Residential treatment is frequently the most effective modality for individuals that have experienced multiple acute hospitalizations in a brief period of time; individuals who have repeatedly been unsuccessful in achieving symptom relief through traditional outpatient services; or individuals necessitating structured living to accomplish treatment goals. A comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment team including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, clinicians, expressive therapists, allied therapists, teachers, and resident advisors provide individualized treatment as clinically indicated. Family therapy is a critical and valued component of all residential care. Full academic curricula are provided to all residents during the school districts calendar year through LifeWorks School, a private licensed academic school.

The residential treatment cottages provide a unique setting with access to a gymnasium, outdoor sports court, art rooms, music therapy, specialized therapy rooms, recreational therapies, community engagement, and volunteering as core activities designed to successfully prepare patients for transition upon discharge.

Foundations Behavioral Health offers an Intensive Residential program: FIRST, or Foundations Facility for Intensive Residential Support and Treatment. The FIRST residential treatment program provides an intensive treatment intervention model to adolescents and young adults who benefit from a shorter term residential placement. The overarching goal of the program is to empower, enhance, and support inherent strengths and resiliencies of adolescents and their families so that reintegration and reunification occurs quickly and safely, with strong aftercare supports in place. For those adolescents who are unable to return to their home of origin and require a community based placement, FIRST can provide a comprehensive transition to a treatment foster care home or group home setting, as determined by the County and/or Children and Youth. Encompassing best practices (TF-CBT, TIC, Multisystemic Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Recovery principles), FIRST utilizes a treatment protocol that is guided by the treatment team working in partnership with the adolescent, family, school, county, constituent bodies, and other community supports prior to and during admission. 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.

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  • Foundations Behavioral Health, 833 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901
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