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Questions about Referrals and Admissions? Please contact:

Amanda Zimmerman
Admissions Manager ext 205
azimmerman@hside.org

Meghan Toomey
Admissions Coordinator ext 1017
mtoomey@hside.org

404-875-4551
fax: 404-892-1770

Georgia’s Favored Residential Program

Hillside’s Residential Program, licensed as a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), offers comprehensive longer-term treatment for children and adolescents whose behaviors and symptoms have not been able to be managed at a lesser level of care or in the community.

Hillside is one of the few residential treatment programs for youth in Georgia that focuses on children ages 7 to 21 with behavioral and emotional issues. We use various treatment modalities to help children control the symptoms they experience and teach long-term life strategies to make it easier for them to transition into adulthood.
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Our Residential Treatment Center for Mental Health

The Residential Program at Hillside, in Atlanta, GA provides structured supervision 24 hours day in our campus style setting as well as providing accredited schooling and medication monitoring. Children in Residential receive a minimum of weekly Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups, Family Therapy and optional specialized treatments which include Animal Assisted Therapy, Horticultural Therapy, Expressive/Recreational Therapy, Therapeutic Drumming, and Theraplay ®
Children come to Hillside with a variety of issues that make it difficult for them to succeed in school and at home.

Our program meets the individual needs of each child, supports them and moves them forward toward the most productive and fulfilling life possible. In our residential program, children get the structure and attention they need to develop healthy self-esteem, appropriate social behaviors and loving relationships with their families.

Family Involvement at Hillside

Family involvement is an integral part of our treatment and parents are encouraged to visit and participate in treatment as often as possible. A strong family structure provides children with a foundation for a healthy life. Children with mental health issues can challenge the family dynamic, weakening the support structure for all members.

At Hillside, we recognize the needs of the family in conjunction with the child’s needs. One of the ways we support our children is to work with their families to strengthen their bonds and give them strategies to cope with the challenges they face. Children are our primary focus, but children need strong healthy familial relationships to thrive.

In bringing the family into the treatment and on campus frequently, it is our goal to provide the families the necessary tools to help return and maintain their child in the home. At the heart of our programming, the focus continues to be on the children as well as the families we serve.

Residential behavioral treatment centers are not all the same. Hillside incorporates the most innovative and effective treatment modalities to help children in their struggles with mental health. We embrace healthy family living as the basis of a quality life and offer tools that assist parents in achieving this goal.

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How to Talk to Friends and Family About Your Mental Illness

It can be difficult to talk about mental illness with family and friends. There is a negative stigma in our society attached to people with mental health issues. You may want to discuss mental illness with friends, for instance, but fear harsh judgments. When a mental illness becomes part of your life, either through personal experience or from one of your children, it is helpful to know how to talk to your friends and family about it. Learn how here!

Hillside Participates in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) One-Day Conference

Hillside is proud to co-sponsor a one day conference on “Early Detection & Prevention of BPD – Bridging the GAP” with the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. Clinicians from Hillside will join other experts in the field to present an informational, educational day for parents, teachers, school counselors and clinicians who interact with kids who have trouble regulating their emotions. Buy tickets now!