Crisis Stabilization

Fayette Regional Care Pavilion (FRCP) has an acute stabilization unit for children and adolescents 6-17 years of age. This unit is specifically designed to accommodate the physical and psychological needs of individuals that are experiencing thoughts and attempts of suicide and/or homicide. In other crisis situations we work to help patients to resolve erratic behaviors that could present an imminent danger to themselves or others.

FRCP provides free 24-hour assessments to youth and their families in times of crisis. An assessment does not guarantee an inpatient admission however clinical recommendations will be provided to the family by a licensed medical provider.

The Acute Stabilization Program is a highly structured, evidenced-based program model that provides 24 hour nursing care for the youth while maintaining a 1:4 staff to child ratio. Each patient is seen daily by a medical provider and a highly trained clinician. Our therapeutic services include individual, family, and group sessions focusing on the safety of the youth and the family, as well as using the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) model to increase use of positive coping skills and reduce the incidents of negative thoughts and actions. Our program also includes educational, recreational, medical, and psycho-social components. We provide music therapy twice a week by a board-certified music therapist.

Family involvement is encouraged and emphasized throughout treatment. Visitation and phone contact are arranged with the acute case manager. At the time of a patient’s admission, an individualized plan is created and implemented, which includes family involvement and discharge planning. Our average length of stay on this unit is 3-10 days.