A young person’s struggles with a mental health concern or addiction shouldn’t keep them from succeeding in life. By taking part in the Ascension program, an adolescent partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Seven Hills Hospital, young people ages 11-17 can get the support they need to regain hope for a brighter tomorrow.
About the Ascension Program - Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
The Ascension program at Seven Hills Hospital is a partial hospitalization program that serves adolescents ages 12-17 who are struggling with a mental illness or an addiction that coexists with a mental health concern.
Partial hospitalization programs offer more structure than traditional outpatient therapy provides but don’t require overnight stays. For some adolescents, this level of care provides the most beneficial environment to work toward their recovery goals.
Participants take part in therapeutic interventions for several hours a day, five days a week. Most young people receive care in our PHP for two to eight weeks, but the amount of time your child stays with us depends on their individual progress and what they need to recover.
When your child is ready to transition out of our care, we will have an aftercare plan for them with the resources they need to experience continued success.
Benefits of the Ascension Program
At Seven Hills Hospital, we understand how challenging it can be to get your child the intensive therapy they deserve. Between school and work schedules, child care needs, and transportation, the demands on your time are likely overwhelming.
We designed the Ascension program to eliminate as many of those barriers as possible. Our transportation service can pick up your child and bring them to our facility for treatment, and we provide meals for every participant.
We believe that a young person’s experiences with mental illness or addiction shouldn’t interfere with their education. Your child will have daily opportunities to study or complete schoolwork, and they’ll also have some downtime to recharge after taking part in a full day of intensive therapy.
Taking part in the Ascension program can help your child process the troubling emotions or experiences that have kept them from finding recovery. By working closely with our compassionate team of experts, your child will also gain valuable coping skills that will prepare them for life’s future challenges.
Every young person responds to therapy differently, so we will collaborate with you and your child to personalize their care to their unique life experiences, background, and medical history.
We built the Ascension program using a combination of evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing.
The core component of each young person’s therapeutic experience is a highly structured group therapy schedule. Our expert clinicians address topics that are developmentally appropriate for adolescents, including:
- Emotion regulation and interpersonal communication
- Self-esteem-building, boundaries, and relationships
- Stress management and relaxation training
- Processing trauma, abuse, and neglect
- Managing anxiety, panic, and depression
- 12-Step programming and relapse prevention
An adolescent’s loved ones can play a critical role in their recovery, so we also encourage family members to participate in a young person’s treatment whenever appropriate.
Weekly family therapy sessions offer loved ones a chance to gain a better understanding of what a young person is going through. These sessions also allow families to begin to mend any bonds that may have been damaged.
Depending on an adolescent’s specific needs, they may also take part in individual counseling, detoxification, and medication management services as needed.
Addiction and mental illness can stop a young person from seeing their own self-worth. Our expert clinicians can empower your child to regain control from an illness that has kept them from living their very best life.