Little Creek Behavioral Health in Conway, Arkansas, offers comprehensive, personalized residential treatment for children and adolescents who have been experiencing significant mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges. Our residential services for young people ages 12-18 include a specialized treatment track for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Our Approach to Treatment
Long-term residential care for children and adolescents at Little Creek Behavioral Health
At Little Creek Behavioral Health in Conway, Arkansas, we’re committed to providing the individualized residential services that will empower young people to make sustained progress toward improved mental, emotional, and behavioral health.
Typical length of stay at Little Creek is six to 12 months, with opportunities to extend this time frame when clinically appropriate. Depending on each young person’s needs and progress, as well as relevant regulations from their state of residence, children and adolescents may remain in treatment with us for as long as two years.
Our ability to offer long-term residential care for children and adolescents at our center in Conway, Arkansas, means that we can work closely with young people to identify the challenges that have been impacting their lives and help them make the changes that will allow them to pursue healthier and more satisfying futures.
At Little Creek Behavioral Health, young people receive extensive professional care to address the full scope of their medical, psychiatric, social, and academic needs. For children and adolescents who have been struggling with significant mental, emotional, and behavioral health concerns, Little Creek Behavioral Health offers a path toward sustained improvements in quality of life.
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)
Personalized mental health services for children and adolescents at our residential facility
Treatment within our psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) for children and adolescents in Conway, Arkansas, incorporates multiple therapeutic modalities, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Our treatment options for young people who have a history of trauma also include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
All children and adolescents who are admitted into the PRTF follow personalized treatment plans. These plans are developed following a thorough review of each young person’s history, needs, strengths, and treatment goals.
Fundamental elements of care within our PRTF include individual, group, and family therapies. All therapeutic services are provided by licensed clinicians, including master’s- and Ph.D.-level professionals.
Our patients typically take part in at least one individual therapy session per week, though this frequency may vary depending on each young person’s needs.
Most treatment days include multiple group sessions. PRTF patients participate in several types of groups, including process groups, rehabilitation groups, and life skills groups. Groups are valuable opportunities for young people to gain information, share their thoughts, learn from the experiences of others, and practice healthy interpersonal communication skills, all under the supervision of an experienced professional.
The frequency of family therapy sessions may vary according to several personal factors. Depending on a young person’s custody status, family therapy may involve parents, legal guardians, or case managers.
Young people whose symptoms can be eased via prescription medications may receive medication management services while they are in our care. Children and adolescents who receive medication management services at our center in Conway, Arkansas, typically meet with a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner at least once per week. All medication management services are provided under the direction of a board-certified psychiatrist.
Our staff also provides general medical care to the children and adolescents who are receiving services at our primary residential treatment facility in Conway, Arkansas. If a child or adolescent develops medical needs that require more intensive services than we can provide, we will work with the family, referring professional, or relevant state agency to make the most appropriate referral.
Specialized Care for Young People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Customized mental health services for children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing
Within our primary residential treatment facility for children and adolescents in Conway, Arkansas, we have a specialized treatment track for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This specialized treatment track includes the full scope of therapeutic and educational support services that are featured in our PRTF, provided with appropriate adaptations to ensure that each young person receives maximum benefit.
Our specialized residential treatment track for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing includes hearing staff members as well as professionals who are deaf or hard of hearing. These compassionate experts work diligently to ensure that each young person who participates in this treatment track receives the personalized medical, therapeutic, educational, and social support that they deserve, every step of the way.
Focused educational support for adolescents within a residential therapeutic environment
Each child or adolescent who receives care at our residential treatment center in Conway, Arkansas, also benefits from a vibrant and dynamic educational support system. Our patients attend school five days a week, six hours per day. The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m.
Academic services at Little Creek Behavioral Health are provided by certified special education teachers who are affiliated with the local school district. All students are assigned to classes based on their age, ability, and previous academic experience.
In addition to certified teachers, our educational program also includes therapists and therapeutic support personnel in the classroom. This ensures that we can address emotional or behavioral challenges as they occur, and that we can reinforce the skills, strategies, and concepts that our patients work on during their individual, group, and family therapy sessions.
To learn more about our educational services, our specialized treatment track for young people who are deaf or hard of hearing, or any other aspect of treatment for children and adolescents at Little Creek Behavioral Health in Conway, Arkansas, please contact us directly at your convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you determine if our residential treatment facility is the ideal environment for your child or a young person who is in your care.