Alexander Youth Network offers a comprehensive array of children’s behavioral healthcare services.
Programs and services can be divided into three categories:
Diagnostic & Outpatient Office Services
Diagnostic and outpatient services can be accessed from Alexander locations in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincolnton and Cleveland counties. Diagnostic assessment is available to those new to the mental health system and who need a determination for treatment, and for those whose assessment has been ordered by the courts. Assessments are conducted through Alexander’s Outpatient Therapy Services which can also provide psychological testing, therapy and other services. Alexander’s Outpatient staff includes board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed clinical therapists.
Programs Available in the Home or at Community Locations
Community programs are those services delivered in the home and community. They include such services as Multisystemic Therapy and Intensive In-Home. Programs focus on building family supports to help maintain an emotionally disturbed child in the least restrictive environment possible, and on training caregivers to manage behaviors, handle medications, and other sometimes difficult tasks. The duration, frequency and intensity of services is determined by diagnostic assessment and ongoing consultation between the treatment team which includes Alexander staff, other professionals, school staff, family members, and others involved in treatment.
Treatment at our Main Campus
Alexander provides a 36-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) at its main Thermal Road campus in Charlotte. The program serves severely disturbed children needing 24-hour supervision by a nursing staff. Typical treatment duration is four to six months.
The Thermal Road campus is also home to the agency’s largest Day Treatment program. With capacity to serve 42 children, Charlotte Day Treatment offers treatment for children
Alexander provides a continuum of services to children and families that covers most treatment intensity levels from one step down from inpatient hospitalization to periodic outpatient therapy and/or medication management.