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Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

Alexander Youth Network manages two Psychiatric Residential Facilities which helps us to serve children ages 5-17, struggling with mental and behavioral health challenges, across all counties of North Carolina. Through each child’s person-centered plan, our interdisciplinary teams work with child and family to create effective and long lasting behavioral change.

Our model of care is built on fostering a natural support system for children while they are in treatment kids and promoting involvement of parents and families, Families are asked to participate in Monthly Child and Family Team meetings, weekly family therapy and therapeutic home visits. The Beth Jones Family Cottages  are available for families to stay in during their visits, without charge.*

*The Beth Jones Family Cottages are located on our Main Campus in Charlotte, NC alongside our Charlotte residential program.

Residential Care & Structured Treatment

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment (PRTF) programs at Alexander Youth Network provide children with behavioral or mental health diagnosis with structured, relationship–focused treatment through a residential around-the–clock therapeutic model.

Charlotte Residential Treatment

Our Charlotte residential program serves children ages 5-14 and is based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) – a developmentally-sensitive assessment that attributes a child’s history and current behavioral challenges into diagnosis. Through the NMT metric, our licensed clinicians are able to work with parents or guardians to develop a Person-Centered Plan for treatment. Our treatment plans include hands-on, therapeutic activities proven to promote the skills children need to manage their own behavior and get along better with others. Each child’s treatment plan is reviewed and updated every 30 days.

Greensboro Residential Treatment

Our Greensboro residential program serves adolescents ages 13-17 who suffer from severe emotional and behavioral challenges. This program also integrates substance use treatment for adolescents struggling with substance use disorders. This program provides intensive individual, group and family therapy.

Evidence-based Practices

In addition to NMT, our licensed clinicians are trained in evidence-based practices such as:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

All services are provided under the direction of a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with onsite nursing 24-hours a day. We provide a staff-to-client ratio of two-to-six and length of stay is determined on a case by case basis. All meals during the program are prepared and served in our cafeteria, and the nutrition program follows USDA guidelines for school meals.

Who will be providing services to my child?

All services are provided under the direction of a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with nursing on site 24-hours a day. We provide a staff-to-client ratio of two-to-six and length of stay is determined on a case by case basis. Alexander’s Charlotte campus incudes six residential cottages, 60 acres of green space, a gym, indoor pool, classroom space, calming rooms, and other play areas.

At Alexander, our therapeutic programs reinforce positive behavior and healing through play. Children in our residential program may participate in Bark and Heal, drumming, yoga, recreation, or pet therapy to supplement as a part of their person-centered plan.

Learn more about our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities at Alexander.

Both of our Residential Programs accept children from all over the state of North Carolina. Contact the Access Department to make a referral to Alexander Youth Network at Intake@aynkids.org or by calling 855.362.8470.