Adolescent Residential Treatment Program

The Providence Adolescent Residential Treatment Program (PARTP) provides long-term treatment for 12-to-18-year-old girls who have psychiatric disorders. Adolescents that need residential treatment have a history of failed outpatient treatment and at least one inpatient hospitalization for psychiatric reasons.

Our program is designed to help adolescent girls who are struggling with the following problems:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sexual and physical abuse
  • High-risk behaviors
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Poor anger management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  •  Learning disabilities

Residential treatment is accessed when an adolescent is on an inpatient unit and the inpatient treatment team determines that residential treatment is necessary. Outpatient therapists, probation officers, social workers from the Office of Children Services, and other mental health care professionals can also recommend residential treatment. The residential program treatment team screens all referrals to determine appropriateness for admission. 

Program Basics
After being admitted to the residential program, an interdisciplinary team works with the adolescent and family to develop a specific treatment plan to meet their unique needs. The interdisciplinary treatment team consists of the following professionals: a medical director, master's prepared therapists, mental health specialists, a psychiatric nurse, a dietician, an Anchorage School District teacher, the clinical director, the clinical supervisor, and consulting clinicians. The treatment team delivers a full range of clinical and educational services.   

Each adolescent receives individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and milieu therapy. 

Treatment Philosophy
The program philosophy is based on the relational model. Relational theory proposes the source of psychological problems comes from not being able to create positive healthy connections with other people. Through the relational model the residential program promotes healing by teaching adolescents how to develop relationship skills. We provide a caring environment that promotes positive ways to engage in relationships.

The program is designed to help adolescents recognize and build on their strengths and decrease behaviors that interfere with leading a healthy lifestyle. Adolescents will maintain their connections with family, school and community while living in a nurturing, safe environment. Our program aims not only to teach and support adolescents in the development of healthy coping skills, but also to encourage the systems around the adolescent to grow and change.

For more information
To learn more about Providence behavioral health services, please contact us at (907) 212-2040. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library.