Located in the greater Columbus, Indiana area, Columbus Behavioral Center for Children and Adolescents provides mental health support to each child and teen that walks through the doors, whether they are members of a military family or not.
However, military family members face unique challenges that require treatment services that understand them, their needs and how to address any issues they may have. That’s why we work with the resident, family and community partners to promote a smooth transition back into the home or, if necessary, an additional appropriate level of care.
Our 57-bed facility provides mental health services for ages 8 to 17. Our specialized treatments are designed to meet the needs of your loved one and help them take positive steps forward in their mental health.
Columbus Behavioral Center for Children and Adolescents offers a residential treatment program to address the needs of children, ages 8 to 12, who have had difficulty dealing with mental health issues and maintaining appropriate behavior.
The program offers physician-led, multidisciplinary treatment that addresses overall mental and physical well-being. Residential programs offer a balance of therapy, education and fun activities in a secure, structured setting.
Columbus Behavioral Center for Children and Adolescents offers a residential treatment program to address the needs of adolescents, ages 13 to 17, who have had difficulty dealing with mental health issues and maintaining appropriate behavior.
The program offers physician-led, multidisciplinary treatment that addresses overall mental and physical well-being. Residential programs offer a balance of therapy, education and fun activities in a secure structured setting. Male and female patients are treated on separate units.
Our daily schedule is structured so that residents know what to expect and what is expected of them. They go to school, attend psychoeducational groups, discuss feelings with therapists and are encouraged to express themselves through art and leisure activities.
Our program has a progressive system to allow for weekly feedback of progress in accomplishing goals and rewards associated with each phase.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a component-based treatment model that incorporates trauma interventions with cognitive behavioral techniques and family principles as well as techniques to promote individual wellbeing, values and dignity.
These components are reinforced through education in the areas of relaxation skills, affect regulation and cognitive coping skills. All of our therapists are trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and receive ongoing training in sensitivity toward trauma.
DBT increases the development of behavioral skills that help residents build relationships, manage emotions, and cope more effectively with various life problems. DBT targets residents’ issues by teaching four primary skill sets:
In each primary area, skills are taught and homework is given to assist youth in learning how to deal with their issues, without resorting to self-defeating behaviors, such as self-mutilation, suicide attempts, substance abuse and sabotaging meaningful relationships. The final and ultimate stage of DBT results in the youth being able to feel freedom and happiness with life.
Our DBT program features:
Areas in which DBT can help include:
Columbus Behavioral Center’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy program is a minimum 90-day intensive residential treatment program created for females, ages 14–17 (with special consideration for females ages 12-13) with self-harming behaviors, borderline features or intense emotional swings, who have not responded positively to prior treatments. Some specific areas of struggle include (but not limited to):
The trained professionals at our center provide individualized treatment goals for each patient. Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) increases the development of behavioral skills that can help patients build relationships, manage emotions and cope more effectively with various life problems. In addition, our residential treatment program offers a balance of therapy, education and fun activities in a secure, structured setting.