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Information for School Personnel

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit (2 North): 67 President Street

Brief crisis stabilization for children and adolescents ages 5 through 17 with acute psychiatric, emotional and behavioral issues and/or at risk to themselves or others. JCAHO-accredited highly structured, secure, locked unit with a fixed therapeutic schedule. Thorough evaluation and treatment by a multidisciplinary treatment team, including the attending physician, resident psychiatrists, clinical social worker, nursing staff, special cd teacher, and other therapeutic personnel. Treatment plans include family communications and coping skills, and coordination with outpatient providers after discharge.

Children's Day Treatment: 1001-B Michigan Avenue, North Charleston (STAR)

STAR (Stabilization - Treatment - Assessment - Reintegration) outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization for children and adolescents 6 to 17 years old with serious behavioral and/or emotional difficulties in a structured and therapeutic environment. Children remain in the program throughout the day, receiving treatment in a group setting. Treatment occurs in a school-like setting. Extensive work with the family members is a key offering of this program.

Youth Outpatient Clinic: 67 President Street

The clinic serves children and adolescents up to age 18 years old with emotional and behavioral disorders including ADHD, anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders. A multidisciplinary team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, child psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents, and social workers staff the clinic to provide evaluations and individualized treatment. The clinician works closely with the school and other agencies involved in the child's care. Individual, family and group therapy and medication management are offered. Eight parent training sessions for parents of children ages 3 to 8 years old are held Monday mornings every other week. New afternoon groups have been added: Self Esteem for Teenage Girls, Anger Management for elementary school-age children and Social Skills for children and adolescents.

Family Tree Program: 67 President Street

An outpatient adolescent substance use treatment program that offers therapy to children ages 12 to 18 who reside in the Berkley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. To refer a child, please complete the Family Tree referral form. The adolescent patient may also present with co-occurring mental illness such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma or post-traumatic like symptoms, etc. They will receive therapeutic interventions such as psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement as part of the treatment included within their time at Family Tree. If the adolescent patient is in need of psychiatric care or other services outside of the Family Tree program clinicians will work within the MUSC network and our community partners to assist with their access to such services. Call 843-955-8821 or 843-792-6079 to learn more about the Family Tree Program.

National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center: 67 President Street

NCVC offers a variety of specialized, evidence-based assessment, intervention, and treatment services to adult and child victims of violent crime and their families, as well as victims of other forms of trauma, such as automobile accident, house fire, industrial accident, and natural disaster.