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Child & Adolescent Behavioral Services

The area’s only comprehensive center that provides psychiatric services for children and adolescents (ages 2-17) with emotional and behavioral problems.

As a part of your child’s treatment, our primary goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment at all times. Halifax Health – Behavioral Services team works to establish healthy behavior by working with the child to learn new skills, socially and emotionally, and then by reinforcing positive feedback and encouragement for a smoother transition back into the home, family, school and their community.

Halifax Health has a treatment philosophy that centers on four main concepts:

A Holistic View of Individuals

A holistic view starts with the process of self-knowledge. This process is the connection of mental and physical health and how they work together to achieve overall health and well being.

A Team Approach to Treatment

The interdisciplinary Treatment Team is at the core of the treatment program.  Patients are assessed by individual team members (i.e., physicians, nurses, social workers, recreation therapists, etc) who then coordinate treatment with families planning, goal setting and treatment implementation with each patient.  Team members have input into the treatment planning process and individualize it to the children and adolescents in the program.

Eclectic Treatment

Treatment is individualized and various interventions are utilized to assure the most positive results.

Patient and Family Involvement

Patients and families are provided with many opportunities to give their input and opinion as the most important member of the treatment team. They are strongly encouraged to take active role in the treatment.

Parenting Classes

Tuesdays – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm    
As a courtesy to attendees, no one will be admitted after 5:30 pm when session begins.
Six consecutive sessions.

Sessions are on rotation and when you have finished your 6th session, and present receipts for attending, you will be given a certificate of completion.

Child care is not provided and children cannot be left in the lobby unattended.

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.