Each treatment team works together towards the goal of helping your child stabilize so they can safely move to a less-intensive level of care. Our treatment teams are composed of:

  • Medical director—a child and adolescent psychiatrist who oversees all child and adolescent services at Sheppard Pratt.

  • Service chief—a child and adolescent psychiatrist who serves as the clinical leader of treatment and services at the day hospital.

  • Attending psychiatrist—a child and adolescent psychiatrist who works directly with the service chief in providing care to patients.

  • Program manager—a nurse who is responsible for program development, milieu activities, and day-to-day function of the program.

  • Social worker—who is your primary contact and liaison. The social worker will keep you informed about your child’s clinical progress, and is the one who will work with you to obtain a family history in order to get a holistic view of your child. In addition, they will also host a family meeting prior to discharge to help you and your child resolve day-to-day problems.

  • Nurse practitioner—who is responsible for assisting with medication and symptom management.

  • Psychiatric nurses—who help children with their daily activities, managing their symptoms, and any medical concerns. Psychiatric nurses are also responsible for dispensing medication.

  • Mental health workers—who are trained staff members that help run therapeutic groups and work directly with the clinical treatment team.