Dual Diagnosis Some individuals experience both substance abuse and psychiatric disorders and unsuccessful treatment can sometimes be tied to a lack of comprehensive treatment. At HFC, dually diagnosed patients are treated in all of our programs. Psychiatrists with dual expertise are key members of all of our treatment teams, providing services and directing interventions as indicated.
An initial determination is made which program – substance abuse or psychiatric - is best, but we have the ability to transition the individual from one program to the other as treatment needs change.
Transportation HFC assists busy parents with transporting their children to our facilities. In our Partial Day Programs, we provide transportation for adolescents to and from the facility. In our psychiatric and substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs, we provide transportation from either school or home to our facility and parents pick up their children at the end of the treatment evening.
Family Programs The needs of the family are always addressed at HFC and are often a critical factor in successful treatment. Our goal is to help foster a family system that is supportive of treatment. We provide an opportunity for the family as a whole to begin to reorganize around more mutually satisfying and productive interactions.
Our family programs include psycho-education, support and multi-family therapy. These programs, particularly in our psychiatric programs, are augmented by individual family sessions throughout the course of treatment. All family services are provided at no charge because we know that they are a critical component to the treatment of many patients and we want no barrier to as much family participation as possible.
School Component Our adolescent Psychiatric Partial Day Program includes a school component, so that participants can continue their studies while receiving the necessary care. Frequently, the academic studies of these adolescents have suffered because of their psychiatric problems. Those enrolled in the Partial Day Program participate in an approved tutoring program, which allows students to stay active in their schoolwork and obtain credit for school attendance. Each adolescent receives personalized instruction in either a one- to-one or very small group setting, based upon a plan developed under the direction of the student’s home school
“The Intensive Outpatient Program can be a step-down from the Partial Day Program or serve as the primary treatment program for those individuals with somewhat less severe problems.”
“The Partial Day Program includes a school component provided by a state approved agency. Teachers coordinate assignments and curriculum with the student’s home district to minimize the disruption to the adolescent’s studies.”