Burrell has two residential treatment programs for children and adolescents. Both provide much more than conventional treatment – they immerse young people in ground-breaking activity based therapies offered in a natural home and school setting.
By coordinating unique therapeutic programs and the normalcy of a home and school environment, we are able to help young people develop trust, build self-esteem and become receptive to the intensive psychiatric treatment they receive.
Our residential programs work! For many of our clients, Residential Treatment is their last resort, yet after discharge, most of our young patients are back at home, and are in school or gainfully employed.
We accept most insurance and some treatment services in the residential facility are covered by Missouri Medicaid.
Burrell’s Bramblewood Facility serves children 8 to 13 years old and our Milano Facility services youth 13 to 18 years of age. These are youth who have serious emotional and psychological illnesses, such as mood disorders, or illnesses resulting from trauma, physical abuse or sexual abuse. They generally require a more extended period of treatment than can be accommodated at local hospitals. The average length of stay is generally three to nine months.
While the facilities strive to maintain a home-like atmosphere, as in a hospital setting, youth are under constant supervision. Staff include social workers, mental health specialists, recreational therapists, mental health aids and nurses, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, residential specialists, site supervisors and case managers.
Family Focus combines short term residential treatment (up to 3 months), home based therapy (3-6 months), as well as respite and emergency residential care on an “as needed” basis, to ensure long-term stabilization in the youth’s home. This unique home-based program actively engages a family in the treatment process while a youth is in residential care, with a goal of ensuring that a family is in a position to resume full-time care for the child outside the residential setting.
The program also focuses on increasing the young person’s involvement in the family, as well as the family’s involvement in the community, with a goal of increasing the family’s ability to be less reliant on intensive services. Services also include school coordination to assist with academic issues, as well as 24 hour availability from a Family Focus therapist through the crisis assistance team.
Staff will begin working with a family during the time their child is placed in residential care. Services are provided both in the home and at the residential treatment facility. Family Focus therapists generally spend 4 to 8 hours a week with a family in order to ensure successful transition from a treatment setting to the natural home.
|Linda Beason, LCSW