Family and Child Program
The Family and Child Program in the Cedars-Sinai's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences offers a wide range of outpatient clinical services to help treat mental health disorders for children, adolescents and young adults. The program gives personalized attention to each child and family in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. The program's interdisciplinary team of specialists provides comprehensive evaluations, numerous treatment options and the highest quality care for:
- Early Childhood (birth to five years)
- Children (six to 13 years)
- Adolescents (14 to 17 years)
- Young adults (18 to 21 years)
- Foster care youth (newborn to 18 years)
Customized Treatment Plans
Specialists at the Family and Child Program diagnose and treat all psychiatric of children. Disorders that are commonly seen include depression and mood disorders, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety disorders, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and developmental disorders (such as autism and learning disorders). Specialists evaluate these issues within the context of the family as a whole and determine treatment needs for the individual in their family support system. Experts review each patient's case and develop a treatment plan customized to that person's individual needs.
Psychiatric programs provide:
- Individual therapy using art, play, and dynamic and cognitive-behavior techniques
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Medication management
- Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Program serves children, adolescents and young adults 6 to 21 years who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems, which impact their ability to function at school or within their family or community.
- Early Childhood Program identifies, assesses and treats problems, including delays in social and emotional development. This program also treats infants who are at risk due to trauma, stress, toxicity, genetic disorder and attachment issues.
- Emotion Regulation Program provides services to children betrween the ages of 6 and 17 who are having problems, compared to other children the same age, tolerating frustration, adapting to new situations or controlling their emotions.
- Psychopharmacology Program serves children to young adults 6 to 21 years with severe psychiatric disorders that have significantly impacted their development and family life. Specialists provide expert consultation on complex and psychopharmacology cases that have not responded to first, second and sometimes third treatment attempts with medication.
- The Socialization Group is designed to help school-aged children manage their emotions, communicate effectively and interact in a more positive way with their peers and family.
Uncomplicated Program Admission
The admission process is fast and straightforward. Simply call (310) 423-3411 and trained staff member will ask you a few simple questions and then will schedule an appointment.
Parental Involvement Encouraged
Helping a child overcome mental health problems is one of the hardest problems parents can face. At the Family and Child Program, parental involvement is critical. Parents are encouraged to play a major role in supporting their child during and after treatment.
For More Information
For more information, or for referrals, please call (310) 423-3411.