i was here from march to late june in 2012... only 2 staff i liked and one part time therapist trying to get his medical degree. he was mike. one of the therapists i liked quit not but 1 month after i got there... his name was derek. i remember the horrors of everyone there and how it was a lockdown facility with concrete walls and nothing like the website today. i was there for suicide at age 17 and 18. and everyone... view moreLike this review?Yes  (1)|Flag Abuse
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- General Info:
- Laurel Heights Hospital’s new inpatient acute program is designed to effectively treat the psychiatric crisis of children and adolescents who present with a co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neuro-developmental disorders. Stabilization of symptoms, including mood instability, self-injury, suicidal behavior or severe aggression, is accomplished through data-driven clinical collaboration between Child & Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts, Licensed Therapists and Certified Special Education Teachers, to meet the medical, psychiatric, social and academic needs of the patients. Treatment takes into consideration the special support needs of children and adolescents who present with co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Laurel Heights specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with complex psychiatric and behavioral problems. In addition to treating patients with general psychiatric difficulties and trauma, Laurel Heights also has specialty programs for children with co-occurring neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our services are offered within several separate programs including:
• Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Program: Serving ages 7 – 17 in psychiatric crisis for children & adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders
• Intensive Residential Treatment Program: Offering a Child Program, serving children ages 7 -12, and an Adolescent Program, serving teens, ages 13 -17 (ages 18 – 21 considered on a case-by-case basis)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders Residential Program: Specialized residential treatment for ages 7 and older combining psychiatric treatment, behavior analytic interventions and strategies to encourage positive behavior and communication.
• TRICARE®-Certified Adolescent Boys Program: Serving adolescent boys, ages 13-17, with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral difficulties while supporting military families in-person or long-distance for family sessions.
• Laurel Heights Academy: Accredited school by GA Board of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) with certified Special Education Teachers supporting academic needs of all residential patients.
• Specialized Foster Care Program: Providing boys and girls ages 4-17 with emotional or behavioral difficulties an opportunity to live within the community in the naturally therapeutic environment of a family.
Within each campus program, services are provided by a multidisciplinary team, and include:
o Psychiatric Services by Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
o Nursing Care and medication management
o Crisis Stabilization
o Individual, Family and Group Therapy
o Specialized groups addressing trauma, substance abuse and sexual reactivity
o Recreation/Expressive Therapy
o Psychological Evaluation
o Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Support
o Applied Behavioral Analysis
o Educational Program staffed with certified teachers
o Transition and Discharge Planning
- Druid Hills, Eastside
- Mental Health Services, Psychiatric Clinics
Want your daughter to be disgusted by her body after gaining 40 lbs within 8 months? I hope not. I came to Laurel Heights with no body issues. Now, even though I left over two years ago, I feel as though I might be developing an eating disorder BECAUSE of Laurel Heights. They "prevent" girls from having EDs by feeding them greasy, fattening slop and telling them that if they don't finish it all then the staff has to ... view moreLike this review?Yes  (1)|Flag Abuse
I was a client at Laurel Heights for 9 months back in 1999-2000 and today I have two graduate degrees and work in the healthcare field myself. The trick to Laurel Heights though is that they can only help children/teens who want to change their own behavior, their parents desire for their behavior to change is not enough. I attended high school an extra year when I got out to be able to go to college because of accre... view moreLike this review?Yes  (1)|Flag Abuse
Very poor communication with parents. Staff does not often get back to parents, parents get different feedback on child's behavior/progress depending on whom they speak with, so there is no confidence in information provided. Lack of follow-through by unit staff. Some therapists are good and others are very poor (not reviewing patient charts/files prior to family therapy sessions, rendering sessions useless). Psychia... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag Abuse
My 16 year old daughter seems to be making some good progress at LHH however I am basing this on what she tells me since I don't get regular updates from docs and therapists. The communication with staff has been difficult to non-existent. I call regularly for updates and get treated as a nuisance. Some staff have big attitude problems and seem to feel attacked when approached with any questions. Return phone calls a... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch