Inpatient Mental Health Center & Treatment Program for Children in Texarkana, Arkansas

Children whose lives have been impacted by mental and behavioral health disorders deserve to receive focused inpatient care in a safe and supportive environment. At Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital in Texarkana, AR, children ages 5-11 receive intensive, age-appropriate services in our acute and subacute inpatient programs.

About the Program

Introduction to inpatient care for children at Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital in Texarkana, AR

Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital provides two levels of inpatient care for children ages 5-11 who have been struggling with depression, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and other mental or behavioral health concerns that require round-the-clock care.

Acute inpatient program: Our children’s acute inpatient program is designed for young people who need intensive services on a short-term basis in order to achieve stabilization. Typical length of stay in the children’s acute inpatient program at our hospital in Texarkana, Arkansas, is eight to 10 days. After completing our acute inpatient program, children may transition directly into our subacute inpatient program, return home, or be referred to a less intensive level of care.

Subacute inpatient program: Our children’s subacute inpatient program offers extended services at the inpatient level. Typical length of stay in the children’s subacute inpatient program is 10 weeks. During this time, children take part in a host of therapeutic interventions and related services. After they complete our subacute inpatient program, children may be referred to our outpatient program or transition out of care.

Our Approach

A comprehensive, personalized approach to inpatient programming for children, with a strong emphasis on age-appropriate care and family involvement

At Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital in Texarkana, AR, we understand that mental and behavioral health challenges impact children differently than they do adolescents and adults. We also appreciate the necessity of providing age-appropriate inpatient programming to ensure that children are best prepared to achieve true and lasting healing.

Our treatment approach incorporates the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). When provided in a manner that is best suited to your child’s development level, these modalities promote significant progress. We also emphasize experiential therapies, which employ dynamic opportunities such as art, play, drama, and guided imagery to help children heal.

Of course, we also place great emphasis on incorporating parents and guardians into each child’s care in our inpatient programs. All services within both the acute and subacute inpatient programs are provided by compassionate professionals who have significant experience helping young people and their families. When you choose Riverview to help your son or daughter, you join a vibrant healing community that is committed to working with you to support your child and to provide the best outcomes for your family.

Therapies & Services

Types of care offered in the children’s acute and subacute inpatient programs at Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital in Texarkana, Arkansas

All children who heal in our acute and subacute inpatient programs follow personalized plans that reflect their unique needs and treatment goals. Depending upon a variety of individual factors, a child’s inpatient care at our hospital in Texarkana, AR, may include the following elements:

Individual therapy: Your child will have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions on a weekly basis throughout their time in our acute or subacute inpatient program. Individual therapy sessions are typically conducted by a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed psychological examiner (LPE), or licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).

Group therapy: Group sessions are conducted every day for children in both the acute and subacute inpatient programs at Riverview. Groups are excellent opportunities for children to share their thoughts, learn from others, and practice healthy interpersonal communication skills, all with the guidance and supervision of an experienced professional.

Topics addressed in group therapy within the children’s acute and subacute inpatient programs include grief and loss, family problems, social anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, and coping skills. Groups at Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital are led by LPCs, LPEs, or LCSWs.

Family therapy: Family therapy can be an extremely valuable component of a young person’s personalized care. Family therapy sessions allow parents and other family members to process how they have been impacted by their child’s struggles. These sessions also help participants learn how to best support the child and each other.

Loved ones of children who are healing in our acute children’s inpatient program may participate in family therapy on a weekly basis. In the subacute children’s inpatient program, family therapy sessions are held every other week.

Experiential therapy: Children who are receiving acute and subacute inpatient care at our hospital in Texarkana, AR, participate in experiential therapy every day. As a complement to more traditional forms of talk therapy, experiential therapy encourages children to take part in interactive experiences such as art therapy, play therapy, psychodrama, and guided imagery.

With the guidance of experienced professionals, experiential therapy can be an essential element of inpatient care for children who have been experiencing mental health concerns.

Medication management: Depending upon the nature and severity of your child’s mental health struggles, certain prescription medications may ease symptoms and promote improved health. If medications can help your child, we can include medication management services in their personalized care plan.

Parents or guardians are involved in all medication-related decisions at Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital. A member of your child’s team will provide you with the answers you need to make the most informed decision.

Discharge planning: Every child who completes one of our children’s inpatient programs receives a detailed discharge plan to guide the next phases of their recovery. A member of your child’s team will review this document with you to ensure that you are connected with the professional referrals, community-based resources, and other services that will best support your child and your family following your time with us.

Serving the Ark-La-Tex Region

Quality inpatient programming for children whose families live in eastern Texas, northern Louisiana, and southern Arkansas

Our convenient location in Texarkana, AR, makes Riverview Behavioral Health Hospital an ideal option for children and families who live in southern Arkansas, eastern Texas, and northern Louisiana.

We’re located at 701 Arkansas Blvd. in Texarkana, just south of Interstate 30. Our behavioral health hospital is easily accessible from communities throughout the Ark-La-Tex region.

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When my family member discharged from Riverview, he was happier, healthier and himself again.

– Family member of former patient