When a child is in crisis and in need of immediate assistance, getting them the caring support they need is our top priority. Our safe, home-like environment at Seven Counties Services provides a comfortable alternative to a hospital setting and allows children and their caregivers to have a more positive and successful program experience.
Our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is an intensive, short-term inpatient program for children ages 3 to 18. This program is for children experiencing urgent crises and requiring intervention beyond traditional outpatient treatment. Admission criteria includes thoughts of suicide or homicide, self-harm behavior, dangerous impulsivity, moderate levels of aggression and inability to safety plan to remain at home.
What Makes the CSU Different?
The CSU not only provides a safe and secure environment, but it also teaches children skills to succeed in their homes, schools, and communities. The program includes treatment planning from Monday – Friday that empowers parents and caregivers, plus it helps identity and utilize community resources for extra support. Additional aspects of the CSU designed with children and caregivers in mind include:
- Immediate intervention.
- Person-centered approach.
- Small, unit-based care.
- Home-like environment.
- Specialized crisis intervention care.
- Shorter stay and less restrictive than traditional hospital care.
- We collaborate with the patient’s current healthcare providers.
- Child remains enrolled in school.
- We focus on individual and family therapy.
What To Expect
When a child is admitted to the Crisis Stabilization Unit, the average stay is 5 to 7 days. During that time, licensed professionals utilize evidence-based treatment approaches to stabilize the crisis. This looks like providing access to daily therapy, including individual, family, and/or group, as well as medication management and peer support. Near the end of the stay, safety planning is completed to ensure a safe transition back home. Often additional services are added at discharge to continuously support the family and prevent future crises.
The CSU serves individuals with or without insurance, although copayments may apply. Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and most commercial insurances are currently accepted.
As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, Seven Counties Services employs Kentucky’s most qualified pediatric and psychiatric professionals. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call (502) 589-8070. To make a referral, please call (502) 590-8070.
If your child is in crisis and needs help, please call our 24/7 crisis line at (502) 589-8070.