Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services
The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Clinic serves patients in need of acute psychiatric hospitalization. The program provides crisis intervention and stabilization, comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for initial and recurrent disorders. Treatment often includes individual, group, and family therapy; behavior therapy with parent guidance; medication management; and occupational therapy. As a tertiary care center, our inpatient program is structured to accommodate patients with varying requirements for hospitalization.
To schedule an appointment, a consultation, or for more information:
Outpatient Child Psychiatry Program: 410-328-6018
Inpatient/Partial Programs: 410-328-6231
Trauma Informed Care
Each child in the unit has a personalized treatment plan that centers on family-centered care with proven, effective therapies to support healthy development. We also promote trauma-informed care, which means that we focus on approaching a person as a whole – and not just the diagnosis itself. That way, through playtime therapies and safe conversations, children and adolescents are more likely to open up to us.
Each child has access to a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, a child life psychologist and specialists, mental health associates, and psychiatry providers. Our highly specialized collaborative team and programs will work with you and your family to treat a range of needs, including:
- Trauma disorders, like PTSD
- Depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders
- Phobias, anxiety disorders, and panic disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Substance-induced psychotic disorder, psychotic disorders
- Neurodevelopmental disorders, such as high-functioning autism spectrum disorder
Our brand-new, state-of-the-art unit is a $9.5 million investment that features 14,000 square feet of new construction and 16 patient beds.
The unit is one of the first in the country and is designed as a trauma-informed space. The unit is designed to create a safe, open space while promoting interactions with our doctors and team.
Our space is also designed with nature themes and imagery that provide comforting and calming qualities to support the healing process. We worked with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and local artist Annie Howe, who created custom paper-cut murals to encourage youth to walk around and engage in the space.
Transition Back to School
Our doctors and staff work with the child, family and school staff to help a child reenter the school setting. The Bringing Families and Schools Together (BFAST) is a three-month program that supports a child for three months following a hospitalization. The team includes a School Transition Specialist and a Family Connector. They create an individualized transition plan and emotional support for the parents and child.
Learn more about the design of this unit, and how it helps the child’s healing: