All Kinds of News for June 08, 2016
Elevations RTC, located in Syracuse, UT, is a top treatment program for troubled teens, that has a strong psychiatric and medical team on campus. Multiple aspects differentiate the psychiatric and medical team at Elevations. First, they are equipped with a fully staffed psychiatric team who is present 5 days a week, with on-call providers available for urgent matters 24/7. Elevations RTC psychiatric providers include a board-certified Child and Adolescent psychiatrist.
The holistic care begins within 24 hours of admission, where each client receives a full psychological assessment. This assessment generally includes an interview with the resident, discussion of history with the parents/guardians, and review of prior records (psychiatric records/psychological testing/school records/letters from therapists/prior program records, etc). At least two times a month, a client is seen by a psychiatric provider. However, if more sessions are needed to achieve client success and growth, it is integrated into the client's treatment plan. A holistic and integrative health approach is important to the team. Medication management has a conservative tone. The staff and medical team are constantly observing clients and behavior to assess daily and weekly behavior changes. “We offer in-house, all-inclusive primary care through Jeff Ryan, PA,” says Dr. Michael Connolly, M.D., Medical Director of Elevations RTC. “This improves communication and access to medical care needs. Our nursing staff is readily available 24/7 for assessment, communication, and medication delivery. Many treatment facilities do not have this level of nursing care, and often medications are distributed by non-medical staff which may increase the risk for errors.”
The team is connected and interested in helping a troubled teen grow into the student and family member they are meant to be. “We are so lucky to have such a highly gifted, caring group of psychiatric and nursing professionals on our staff. Their expertise has helped hundreds of troubled teens heal and look forward to bright futures,” says Judith Jacques, M. Ed, Executive Director of Elevations RTC.
Elevations RTC is a unique residential treatment center that works with both young men and women ages 13 - 18. Elevations offers guidance, support and relief to young men and women struggling with issues like trauma, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral problems, school issues, and substance use/abuse. Elevations RTC is located in Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programming for troubled teens. For more information, please contact Laura Burt or Tamra Foy at 1-866-952-7930.