Adolescent After School Intensive Outpatient Program
The Adolescent After School Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a community-based mental health program designed to meet the unique mental health needs of the high-risk adolescent. The IOP provides a "step down" level of treatment for adolescents discharged from inpatient or acute partial hospitalization settings, or a "step up" level of treatment when traditional outpatient services are not effectively meeting the needs of the adolescent.
The IOP offers a level of intervention that is more structured in both the frequency and the variety of services offered than traditional outpatient treatment. The IOP provides a range of individualized intensive therapeutic socialization and skills development opportunities in addition to more traditional individual and family interventions. This treatment setting allows adolescents to continue to attend their own schools during the day and return to their homes in the evening while still receiving a high level of treatment, structure, and support.
The mission of the Adolescent After School Intensive Outpatient Program, as part of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is to provide outstanding patient care and to shape tomorrow's health system through clinical innovation, biomedical and health services research, and education.
IOP service mission is to provide a multidisciplinary treatment program that offers a comprehensive range of treatment services that are individualized, therapeutically effective, and cost efficient.
Considerations for admission:
- Adolescent is experiencing a chronic and/or acute mental illness
- Adolescent is in a lower level of care and experiencing an increase in symptoms and decreased functioning at home, school, or in the community
- Adolescent is experiencing suicidal and/or homicidal ideation w/o intent and/or is experiencing self-injurious behaviors
- Step-down from acute partial program
Average length of stay is 3 to 5 weeks.