Youth Services Program

Specialty Programs
Trauma Recovery

This program is designed as a highly-structured inpatient program utilizing a combination of experiential, psychodynamic, cognitive, and evidence based therapies.

Military Trauma

The emergence of serious symptoms and behaviors may be a result of a variety of causes, including combat, trauma and sexual assault.

Eating Disorders Recovery

This program is based on a recovery model that addresses the psychological, physiological and socio-cultural aspects of eating disorders

Peter Ampudia, MD – Medical Director

Kenneth Abjelina, MD – Assistant Medical Director

The Youth Services Program is a program designed for children and adolescents ages 6-17 who can benefit from a highly structured and supervised setting. This program is designed for crisis stabilization with 24-hour supervision, and is staffed with mental health professionals including registered nurses, master’s level therapists, and trained mental health counselors.

While in treatment, each client receives an individualized mental health treatment plan that is evaluated on a regular basis by members of the multidisciplinary treatment team directed by the client’s psychiatrist.

Program features include:

  • Daily psychotherapy groups
  • Behavioral management
  • On-site schooling
  • Communication, socialization and anger management groups
  • Recreation therapy
  • Case-management
  • Discharge Planning
  • Individual treatment plans
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Milieu therapy
  • Nutrition education
  • Safe and clean environment

Discharge planning is implemented upon admission to ensure our clients will be successful in follow-up care once they have completed the program. Upon discharge, each client receives a written recommendation plan for aftercare. Del Amo believes the best guarantee for our client’s success is effective discharge planning that will meet each individual’s needs.