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Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

Cedar Springs Hospital offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents (ages 12 to 17) and children (ages 6-11). The goal of IOP is to increase the individual toolbox to learn to overcome obstacles and continue a safe level of functioning at school and at home. This program aims to stabilize unhealthy behaviors before they require, Partial hospitalization, inpatient acute, or residential psychiatric care.

The program’s multidisciplinary staff includes program assistants, master-level clinicians, and registered nurses. Treatment plans are developed and regularly evaluated. This program encourages positive behavior, and offers therapeutic evaluation, a fun and safe environment, Family night, skills groups, processing groups, and psychoeducation with peers and staff.

Champions provides an intensive milieu for youth. The program runs on two tracks throughout the week one for Adolescents and one for Children. These track are 3 days a week and 4 hours a day. We also provide a Family night 2 times a month to provide support for the whole family.

Intensive Outpatient Program Goals

  • Increase social skills
  • Learn coping mechanisms
  • Improve frustration tolerance
  • Improve communication skills
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Improve impulse control
  • Decrease aggression
  • Provide crisis management
  • Assist families in managing their child’s behavior most effectively

Intensive Outpatient Program Features

  • Small age-specific groups
  • Snacks and meals are provided
  • Physician referral not required for enrollment
  • Covered by most insurance plans