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Hillside Admissions Department is staffed Mon-Fri 9-5p, and inquiries after hours and weekends will be responded to by next Business Day
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Questions about Referrals and Admissions?
Please contact an Admissions Coordinator:
Michelle Kelley, Ext 205
mkelley@hside.org
Chastity Banks, Ext 339
cbanks@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 short-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. Our programming is set up to cycle every 6 weeks, most insurance will allow for about a 45-day stay, some like Tricare will allow for a longer stay depending on medical necessity.

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. While we serve ages 7-21 in our Residential Program, adolescents 18-21 still have to be enrolled in High School to be eligible for admission. This is because they will have to enroll in our Conant School during their stay and if the adolescent has already graduated they would not be eligible to enroll in our school.

Our Residential Treatment Center for Mental Health

The Residential Program at Hillside, in Atlanta, GA provides structured supervision 24 hours a 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 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 families with 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.

Learn more about our services today by completing our online contact form or calling (404) 875-4551 to speak to one of our specialists.

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