Most children and adolescents pass through their different developmental stages without significant problems. However, for some young people, one or more phases of the transition to adulthood can be difficult, even painful. When this occurs, it can lead to behaviors that may disrupt or threaten the child’s and family’s stability, thus requiring the
support of professionals. At times such as these, isn’t it good to know that the experts are close to home at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a nationally recognized pediatric specialty hospital that has been treating children for 60 years. Through our experience we have found that the best care is collaborative care. Our unique therapeutic program reflects this philosophy by utilizing the team approach, involving professionals, child and family to resolve issues.
A confidential consultation with our professional staff of Pediatric Psychologists and Psychiatrist may be helpful if your child has experienced any of the following problems:
- Experimentation with drugs or alcohol
- Divorce in the family
- A sudden change in friends or activities
- Family Conflict and arguments
- Childhood fears and anxiety
- Low self-esteem or withdrawal from family and friends
- Sudden gain or loss in weight
- Irritability and anger
- Poor school performance or a sudden drop in grades
- Support Groups are also offered
The most frequent diagnoses are mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and attention deficit disorders (ADD). Patients are assigned to either the children or adolescent Behavior Modification Program. The emphasis is on providing positive reinforcement in the form of praise, group support and rewards for appropriate behaviors