ACUTE INTENSIVE SERVICES INFORMATION SHEET
Better Behavioral Outcomes and Happier Youth
Edgewood Center for Children and Families Acute Intensive Services Programs are family focused and are designed to assess, stabilize, and treat youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges and crises. All acute intensive services are provided on our seven acre campus in the Sunset District of San Francisco.
Edgewood takes a strengths-based approach to promote positive thinking and resiliency among the youth we serve. Our programs utilize collaborative problem solving techniques and focus on communication to unite caregivers and youth towards their goals of preparing young people for healthy and happy lives. Our Acute Intensive Services programs target high-risk behaviors and help youth develop coping strategies and stress management skills.
In support of the behavioral health of the youth we serve, we offer a wide variety of clinical and medical services as well, including:
- Individual and family therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and process-oriented groups daily
- Skills building groups and milieu therapy
- Weekly groups offered for caregivers
- Psychiatrists assigned to all youth in Hospital Diversion and Partial Hospitalization Program
Our goal is to decrease high risk behaviors; build better communication between family members; increase self-esteem; encourage successful utilization of coping skills; improve social skills; increase understanding and utilization of emotional regulation skills; and provide a safe return home.