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Aurora Psychiatric Hospital

Child & Adolescent Inpatient & Partial Hospital Program

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin works with some of our area's leading child psychiatrists and therapists to deliver the most effective and dynamic treatment for children, adolescents and their families. We recognize the impact behavioral health problems have on children, as well as their families. Our program provides patients, ages 5-18, with a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment and is designed to address individual and family needs. We utilize a structured cognitive-behavioral model that helps children gain better insight into their actions and choices.

Our program is designed to treat children and adolescents who are experiencing a wide range of psychiatric symptoms, behavioral difficulties and diagnoses including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Self-harmful behaviors
  • Co-existing behaviors
  • Substance Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder

Our objectives are to help children and adolescents to:

  • Stabilize moods
  • Learn and practice a variety of skills in exploring and understanding emotions, feelings or choices
  • Address the needs of family through education and crisis stabilizing
  • Understand the need for medication intervention
  • Assume responsibility for personal choices, decisions and consequences to their choices
  • Transition safely back to home and school

Continuum of care

Our inpatient program is flexible and designed to meet the specific needs of each child and adolescent. We provide a comprehensive assessment and develop an individualized treatment plan with each patient and their family. Our child/adolescent program uses a number of approaches including individual, group and family therapy, as well as medication management. We also provide patient and family education and coordinate care with the schools.

Assessment and Referrals for Inpatient Behavioral Health

Referrals for admission or requests for information can be made by calling the Intake Services Department at (414) 454-6777