Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at RiverWoods Behavioral Health System to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at RiverWoods Behavioral Health System.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Atlanta’s Leading Inpatient Treatment Program for Adolescents & Teens

The inpatient program at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System is the acutest level of care offered and is designed to offer a safe, secure environment for recovery and development for adolescents ages 10-17.

What to Expect

Learn more about what to expect in our adolescent inpatient program.

While in our inpatient program near Atlanta, Georgia, our adolescent and teen patients are housed in a safe, secure, locked environment under the around-the-clock supervision of our multi-disciplinary team of licensed masters-level therapists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, nurses, and doctors. Upon admission to the inpatient program, the adolescent, and their parent or guardian will meet with our team of professionals to gather all needed history of illness and symptoms. With this knowledge, we can organize and structure a treatment plan best suited to the needs of the individual. Every patient will attend individual as well as group therapy sessions. Since adolescents are typically a part of a family system, we utilize family therapy sessions to address family issues and concerns in order to better provide a safe and seamless transition back into the home environment upon discharge. Patients will be seen by a psychiatrist within 24 hours of admission and then daily to begin and manage medications when and if necessary.

Treatment and Therapy Types

Riverwoods Behavioral Health Systems utilizes a wide variety of treatment modalities and therapy types.

Various tools and types of groups will be employed throughout the adolescent’s inpatient treatment. At admission, each patient will get their own workbook that is loaded with educational tools and daily tasks to help explore and gain insight into their current situation. While in treatment, some of the various groups that patients will attend include but are not limited to coping skills, process, educational, creative expression, peer pressure, chemical dependency education, social skills, relationship development, and relapse prevention groups. As patients grow and learn to use the skills they have acquired through their group participation and activities, they earn points in our rewards based behavior modification model. Through the demonstration of healthy decision making, the points that are earned will offer them special rewards and extended privileges.

Aftercare Planning

We help our clients integrate back into daily life upon discharged from our adolescent inpatient program.

Various tools and types of groups will be employed throughout the adolescent’s inpatient treatment. At admission, each patient will get their own workbook that is loaded with educational tools and daily tasks to help explore and gain insight into their current situation. While in treatment, some of the various groups that patients will attend include but are not limited to coping skills, process, educational, creative expression, peer pressure, chemical dependency education, social skills, relationship development, and relapse prevention groups. As patients grow and learn to use the skills they have acquired through their group participation and activities, they earn points in our rewards based behavior modification model. Through the demonstration of healthy decision making, the points that are earned will offer them special rewards and extended privileges.

Example Treatment Schedule

Download an example schedule of the programming and activities that our adolescent patients participate in during their stay at Riverwoods.

Example Treatment Schedule

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