Child & AdolescentPrograms

Overview

Childhood and adolescence are important developmental periods in a person’s life. Nevertheless, mental health disorders and other behavioral problems can be a heavy burden for children and teens as well as their families. At Aurora Behavioral Health Services, we offer a full range of programs designed to help children have the childhood they deserve.

Based at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, our program offers children and teens from ages 5 to 17 a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment. We focus on healing children and their families, with the goal of creating a stronger support system at home. You can count on Aurora’s child behavioral health services to make a life-changing difference for your family.

Types of Treatments

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital has been providing quality behavioral health care since 1884. Our unique campus offers a peaceful environment that provides confidential, caring child and youth mental health services. We work with some of the area's leading child psychiatrists and therapists to deliver the most effective and dynamic treatment for children, adolescents and their families.

We offer a full continuum of treatment options including:

Our adolescent inpatient program at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical also provides treatment for acute mental health conditions.

Common Conditions

Our program is designed to help children and adolescents who are experiencing a wide range of behavioral health problems:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chemical dependency
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Self-harm behavior
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Co-existing behaviors

Kradwell School

Education can be challenging for children with behavioral or mental health issues. That’s why we created Kradwell School, a unique learning environment on Aurora Psychiatric Hospital’s wooded campus. Established in 1963, Kradwell is a private, nontraditional and nonsectarian school for children in grades 5 through 12. The school specializes in serving students who struggle to succeed in traditional school environments. The teachers and support staff develop educational plans tailored to each student and any conditions they may have, such as dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, PSTD, OCD, reactive attachment disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and more. Contact Kradwell to find out if it’s the right choice for your child.

Admissions

Referrals for admission or requests for information are available through our Intake Services Department at 414-454-6777.

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Support & Community

We offer a wide variety of classes, support groups and events.

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