Riverview Behavioral Health offers a child inpatient program for young people whose lives have been impacted by mental and behavioral health disorders. At our hospital in Texarkana, AR, children ages 5-12 receive personalized, age-appropriate inpatient treatment in a safe and highly supportive environment.
Inpatient Care for Children
Features of the child inpatient mental health program at Riverview Behavioral Health
Our child inpatient behavioral health program provides age-appropriate psychiatric care for young people ages 5-12 who have been struggling with depression, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, anxiety disorders, psychosis, the effects of trauma, and other mental or behavioral health concerns.
Child inpatient treatment for mental health at Riverview is designed for patients who need intensive, round-the-clock treatment. The general goal of child inpatient treatment at our hospital in Texarkana, AR, is to help children achieve the level of stabilization that will allow them to return home or step down to a less intensive of care.
When you choose Riverview’s child inpatient program, you can expect to work in close collaboration with your child’s treatment team. We understand the impact that a child’s mental or behavioral health struggles can have on the entire family, and we appreciate the essential role that parents play in their children’s treatment and recovery. Throughout your child’s inpatient treatment experience at Riverview, you will be educated about each step of the process, included in all treatment decisions, and provided with the answers you need and the support you deserve.
Typical length of stay in our intensive inpatient program for children is 7-10 days, depending upon the child’s needs and progress. Length of stay and all other elements of this program are determined by what is best for each child and family.
Our Approach to Treatment
A comprehensive, personalized approach to child inpatient therapy, 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 child inpatient therapy to ensure that young people are best prepared to achieve true and lasting healing.
Our approach to child inpatient treatment incorporates the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Our child inpatient program also features experiential therapies, which employ dynamic opportunities such as art, play, drama, and guided imagery to help children heal. All elements of child inpatient therapy at Riverview are customized according to each patient’s age, developmental level, and needs.
As noted in the previous section, we also place great emphasis on incorporating parents, guardians, and other caregivers into each child’s inpatient treatment experience. All inpatient psychiatric services in the children's program are provided by compassionate professionals who have significant experience helping young people and their families.
When you choose the Riverview child inpatient program, 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.
Our Therapies & Services
Elements of care in the child inpatient mental health care program
Our intensive inpatient program for children features a variety of treatment modalities. To determine which types of inpatient counseling for children will be most beneficial, we complete thorough assessments and develop personalized plans for every young person who is entrusted to our care.
Depending upon your child’s history, needs, and goals, their experience at our hospital in Texarkana, AR, may include the following elements:
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 provide medication management services during their time in our child inpatient program. You will, of course, be included in all decisions about medication and other elements of your child’s inpatient treatment plan.
Individual therapy: Your child will have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions on a regular throughout their time with us. Individual therapy sessions will be scheduled at the frequency that’s best for your child. Individual therapy sessions are typically conducted by licensed professional counselors (LPCs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), or licensed master social workers (LMSWs).
Group therapy: Group therapy sessions 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. Groups within our child inpatient program may address grief and loss, family problems, anger management, and impulse control, and other relevant topics. As with individual sessions, groups at our child inpatient treatment center in Texarkana, AR, are led by LPCs, LCSWs, and LMSWs.
Family therapy: Family therapy can be an essential component of a young person’s personalized treatment in our child inpatient program. 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.
Experiential therapy: Child inpatient treatment at our hospital in Texarkana, AR, includes daily experiential therapy. 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. Featuring the guidance of experienced professionals, experiential therapy can be an extremely beneficial form of inpatient treatment for children.
Discharge planning: Every child who completes our child inpatient 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 Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
Quality inpatient treatment for children whose families live in eastern Texas, northern Louisiana, and southern Arkansas
Our convenient location in Texarkana, AR, makes Riverview Behavioral Health 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 Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas region.