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Joint Commission

Residential Treatment


Columbus Behavioral Center for Children and Adolescents offers a residential treatment program to address the needs of adolescents who have had difficulty dealing with psychological issues and maintaining appropriate behavior. The program offers physician-led, multi-disciplinary treatment that addresses overall mental and physical well-being. Residential programs offer a balance of therapy, education and fun activities in a safe, structured setting.

Our daily schedule is structured so that residents know what to expect and what is expected of them. They go to school, attend psychoeducational groups, discuss feelings with therapists, and are encouraged to express themselves through art and leisure activities. Our program has a progressive system to allow for weekly feedback of progress in accomplishing goals and rewards associated with each phase. In addition, female and male residents live in separate, licensed units to promote focus on one's own treatment and keep distractions to a minimum.

Benefits of Residential Treatment:

  • Individual resides at the facility in order to provide quick and consistent intervention with behaviors and emotions
  • Accredited on-site school that is part of the Bartholomew County school corporation
  • Weekly visits with psychiatrist
  • 24-hour licensed staff supervision includes Registered Nurses
  • Multi-disciplinary team, including board-certified psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, CD therapist, teachers, and others to address the needs of each child
  • Weekly therapy to address the child's key needs and unresolved issues
  • Tangible reward system allows the child to see individual progress each week
  • Interactive milieu allows residents to learn positive skills from each other and staff, and to mentor their peers
  • Intensive substance abuse and chemical dependency groups, as well as individual work

Columbus Behavioral Center’s PRTF Admission Criteria:

  • Severe/complex psychiatric diagnosis
  • Failure of out-patient treatment
  • History of in-patient treatment at an acute hospital
  • Threat to self or others
  • Serious disruption in the home/school

Columbus Behavioral Center involves referral sources by:

  • Inclusion in treatment planning
  • Monthly service reports and occurrence updates
  • Tours/Visits/Activities
  • Collaboration with local agencies
  • Enhanced Communication
  • Discharge Planning
  • Aftercare arrangements/wrap around services
  • Medication management upon discharge
  • IEP conferencing with home school
  • Discharge plan with goal to prevent recidivism

Family Requirements

You are a key component in your child’s life and are therefore crucial to the success of his or her treatment efforts. As part of your signed agreement upon placement, you will be responsible for attending family therapy sessions twice per month and Parent Day one Saturday per month. In addition, residents are given therapeutic trial visits, or TTV’s, each week that allow them to spend time outside of our facility to work on their relationships within the family. Visitation and phone calls are also encouraged.


Help is Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 800.562.5213. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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