The Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Rush provides exceptional diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services to children and adolescents exhibiting severe emotional disturbances. The 15-bed unit accommodates both males and females, ages 3 to 16.
Patients participate in activities, therapeutic groups and school sessions appropriate to their age or developmental range. The unit's staff is committed to creating at atmosphere in which children and adolescents are respected and their needs recognized and understood.
Families are encouraged to be actively involved in the treatment process. Staff seek to understand the family’s view of the patient’s situation and to provide education and explanation on the child’s difficulties. With the consent of the patient and family, professionals who have referred the patient for treatment are encouraged to participate in the weekly multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings and the discharge planning process.
The broad objective for each patient is to receive a thorough evaluation and therapies aimed at crisis stabilization, all within a safe, structured and supportive environment. Medication and behavioral therapies are often used to help the child/adolescent reach an optimum level of wellness. Staff also assist families in arranging post-hospitalization services that continue to support the child’s growth and development and strengthen the family’s ability to function.
Tell Us How Fees For Treatment Impact Health Care For Your Child
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Rush provides evaluation and treatment to help young people address and overcome emotional and behavioral problems. We know that some treatments can be quite costly. We are conducting a research project to get a better sense of how fees can affect health care for families of children with mental health disorders. You may participate in our study by completing the 25-item survey. Your name is not included in the survey, and we do not identify you by any other information, including IP address. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you can choose to discontinue at any time. You can receive treatment referrals for your child even if you do not take the survey. No fees or compensation are provided for participation. There are no anticipated risks for participating in this project. We hope to use the information from the surveys to help make services more available. If you have any questions about our research project, or would like to complete the survey over the phone, you can call Natalie Forburger at (312) 563-2272. You can contact the Rush Research & Clinical Trials Administration Office with questions about the rights of research subjects at (312) 942-5498. By completing the survey, you are consenting to be a part of the research project. Take our survey.
The Child and Adolescent Unit's multidisciplinary team includes child psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, recreation and art therapists, mental health workers, and a clinical educator trained in working with patients with behavioral and learning disorders.