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Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program


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Adolescent partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) provide a crucial level of care for teenagers struggling with behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse issues. With their individualized treatment plans, comprehensive care, structured environment, peer support, and focus on transitioning to independence, partial hospitalization programs can be highly beneficial in helping adolescents overcome their challenges and lead healthier lives.

For information about our adolescent rehab programs in Florida, including partial hospitalization, contact Family First Adolescent Services today. We can help. Call us at 888.904.5947 or reach out to us online.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program is a type of treatment program that provides intensive and structured care to individuals with behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse issues. PHPs are designed for those who do not require 24-hour inpatient care but still need more support than what traditional outpatient therapy can offer.

PHPs are designed to treat a range of behavioral and mental health conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Process addictions, like gaming or screen time
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorders

PHPs may also be suitable for individuals struggling with substance abuse or addiction. These programs can help individuals manage and cope with their symptoms, as well as develop skills to prevent relapse and maintain recovery.

Teens Can Heal at Our South Florida Center

Family First’s treatment center is located in sunny Palm Beach Gardens, FL. With convenient access to the inlet, sunny days, and warm breezes, teens experience an environment where they can heal. Our PHP is a co-ed program providing support to boys and girls ages 13–18.

Also known as day programs, PHPs allow clients to return home rather than staying 24/7 at our secure campus. This provides flexible options for busy South Florida families who need extra support for their teens. School breaks, like during summer, are perfect opportunities for your teen to get the help they need without disrupting their normal routine.

Engaging and Experiential Support

Classroom-based therapy only goes so far in helping teens explore and change their behaviors. We combine evidence-based talk therapy methods with experiential programming, like:

  • Experiential art therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Sandtray therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Music therapy

When teens are able to work through their feelings, emotions, and issues physically, they are more likely to internalize and apply the lessons they learn. By engaging in activities that promote self-expression, creativity, and reflection, teens can develop healthier coping mechanisms and gain a deeper understanding of themselves.

What Teens Experience at Our Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

The teenage years can often be a tumultuous time for adolescents as they navigate through the challenges of growing up. For those who are struggling with behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse issues, these years can be especially challenging. Our adolescent partial hospitalization program can help.

Family First creates customized treatment plans for our clients that include:

Comprehensive Assessment

The first step in our adolescent PHP is a comprehensive assessment to understand the individual’s needs and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Structured Schedule

PHPs typically run 5–6 hours daily, five days a week, providing structured therapy sessions and activities.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy sessions are a crucial component of our adolescent PHP, providing a safe and confidential space for individuals to work through their challenges with a therapist.

Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions allow participants to connect with peers who are going through similar experiences and learn from each other’s perspectives.

Family Involvement

Family involvement is essential in our adolescent PHP, as it helps create a supportive and understanding environment for the individual’s recovery. We also provide resources and support for parents and families.

Medication Management

Our care team will monitor and adjust medications as needed for those who require medication as part of their treatment plan. We do not modify medication plans without parental education and approval.

Life Skills Training

An essential aspect of our adolescent PHP is teaching practical life skills that can help individuals manage their behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse issues in their daily lives.


As the individual’s time in our adolescent PHP comes to an end, our treatment team will work with them to develop a plan for continued support and care through our aftercare programming.

Family First’s adolescent partial hospitalization program provides a comprehensive and supportive environment for teen boys and girls struggling with behavioral, mental health, and substance abuse issues. With a focus on personalized treatment and a combination of therapy, medication management, and life skills training, individuals can work toward their recovery and better manage their challenges.

The Benefits of an Adolescent PHP

Finding help for your teen can provide them with support that lasts beyond their time in treatment. Family First’s teen PHP:

  • Creates a sense of belonging by surrounding teens with peers facing similar challenges
  • Uses a multidisciplinary approach with professionals from various fields addressing individual needs
  • Offers comprehensive care covering physical, emotional, and psychological well-being
  • Includes individual and group therapy, family counseling, and medication management for personalized care
  • Serves as a smooth transition from inpatient to outpatient care, ideal for those needing continued support

If your son or daughter needs help, reach out to us today to find out if our partial hospitalization program is the right place for them to begin or continue their healing journey.

Find the Support Your Teen Needs at Family First Adolescent Services

Adolescent partial hospitalization programs offer a wide range of benefits for teenagers struggling with mental and behavioral health issues. These programs provide a structured and supportive environment, multidisciplinary care, diverse treatment options, and a smooth transition to outpatient care. Contact Family First Adolescent Services online or at 888.904.5947 for more information about our partial hospitalization program for teens in Florida.