New Horizons

New Horizons at the Midlands Campus provides psychiatric and behavioral health treatment services for female adolescents ages 12 to 21 with an Axis I or an Axis II psychiatric disorder. We deliver services in a residential setting with awake supervision 24 hours a day. A unique aspect to this program is the independent living skills pathway where residents learn basic life and care skills to prepare for independence in the near future.

Our approach to assessment and treatment of adolescents is individualized based on each patient’s needs. Our goal is to move the adolescent toward significant improvement in order to allow placement or a return to a less restrictive environment when discharged. Upon discharge, we encourage placement into our Partial Pathways program to assist with transition and reinforce learned skills. Primary issues may include:

  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self injurious and suicidal ideations
  • Conduct disorders
  • Sexual abuse/victimization
  • Personality disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorder

Patients typically have experienced dysfunction within the community, family or school setting as evidenced by:

  • Risk of removal from the home
  • School suspensions or expulsions
  • Disruptive or destructive behaviors
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Disregard for family rules or the law and repeated illegal acts
  • Behavior that is unpredictable and unmanageable in a less restrictive setting