How psychiatric rehabilitation programs can benefit you

When choosing a health care option for you or a loved one, there are many things to consider: medical history, cost, and personal preference. When it comes to treatment for mental illness, the options seem to multiply.  One option, which commonly is referred to as psychiatric rehabilitation program, or PRP for short, provides individualize care … Read moreHow psychiatric rehabilitation programs can benefit you

Combining CBT with Meditation for Your Foster Child

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and meditation are two practices that often work even better when you put them together. If your foster child or teen is receiving CBT, find out more about the potential benefits of adding meditation to their daily routines. Benefits of Combining CBT with Meditation: One of the dilemmas in any form … Read moreCombining CBT with Meditation for Your Foster Child

How CBT Helps Foster Children with Personalization Distortions

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help foster children and teens find relief from many common forms of distorted thinking, such as personalization. Learn more about what personalization looks like and how you can help your foster child to find more effective ways of coping. What is Personalization? Personalization refers to a pattern where individuals blame … Read moreHow CBT Helps Foster Children with Personalization Distortions

The Difference Between Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers and Inpatient Therapy

While residential treatment centers and inpatient treatment may seem like the same thing, they’re really not. Both offer the patient temporary accommodations so they can live on-site throughout the program. When you talk to a patient, they will tell you that the main distinguishing factors between residential and inpatient treatment has to do with the … Read moreThe Difference Between Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers and Inpatient Therapy

Common Questions about Psychological Testing and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs

Psychological testing plays an important role in psychiatric rehabilitation programs. If you’re caring for a foster child or teen who needs help, here are answers to some common questions you may have. What is the purpose of psychological testing? Psychological testing helps to develop a sound diagnosis and effective individual treatment plan for your foster … Read moreCommon Questions about Psychological Testing and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs

What is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility?

The words “psychiatric residential treatment facility” likely conjure up images of a dark asylum full of abused patients and evil staff. This, as you hopefully know, is a fairly outdated and unrealistic representation of mental healthcare in the 21st century. In fact, a PRTF is potentially one of the best examples of this change in … Read moreWhat is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility?

Teen PTSD: What Foster Parents Should Know

Children enter foster care for various reasons, and many of those reasons involve trauma. For current and future foster parents, understanding teen PTSD can help them best meet their foster children’s needs. The first step is understanding what teen PTSD is and what it isn’t. Below, we’ve listed a couple of common myths about PTSD … Read moreTeen PTSD: What Foster Parents Should Know

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Giving Hope to Foster Children

Your foster child has entered your home because her parent was unable to care for her. You spend time with her, listen to her, and show her that you care, but she still might require professional help. One approach is trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children. Why is therapy trauma-focused? Your child likely has experienced … Read moreTrauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Giving Hope to Foster Children

3D Study Sheds Light on Tenacity of Post Traumatic Stress in Children

As a foster parent, you may wish that you could understand PTSD better. Why do some forms of traumatic stress create such long lasting effects in children and teens? A recent study using 3D technology provides some new answers. Summary of Post Traumatic Stress Study: Researchers at Duke University found that the brain reacts differently … Read more3D Study Sheds Light on Tenacity of Post Traumatic Stress in Children