We are acutely aware of how many children and adolescents admitted to secure detention centers are experiencing mental health struggles that contribute to their delinquent behavior. Too often, youth are arrested and detained without specific treatment of the behavioral health conditions that led to their actions. However, by integrating mental healthcare and supporting the individual throughout their time in juvenile detention, we can address some of the root struggles and support their emotional well-being while at the facility. Child Guidance’s Juvenile Detention Center Mental Health Program, available in the Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center, supports children with a variety of behavioral health services while they are in the program.
Master’s level clinicians provide behavioral health treatment as well as crisis intervention and management to all residents ranging from 10-20 years old. Additionally, Child Guidance’s three licensed psychiatrists are available to help your child with psychiatric and medication management as needed. We firmly believe there are no bad children. Instead, they need support and skill development to grow in a new direction. The integration of behavioral health services into the juvenile detention system allows for a full range of support for residents by helping them begin to address the emotional roots of their behavior and change their future.
To learn more, contact us at 484-454-8700