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Information for Professionals

Evaluation and Treatment

Every child in our care receives a comprehensive clinical evaluation to assess psychiatric, psychosocial and educational needs. This is done in partnership with families, schools, and community based providers and allows us to develop an effective short-term treatment plan and begin aftercare planning.

Common Reasons for Admission

  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Substance abuse
  • Disruptive disorders
  • Attachment disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Specific Services

  • Projective psychological testing to clarify complex diagnoses
  • Robust group treatment and assessment
  • Skills-based work on emotion regulation and coping skills
  • Occupational therapy and sensory assessments
  • Recommendations to schools and community based providers
  • Family therapy consultation
  • Sibling and family support groups
  • Consultation from CHA pediatricians
  • Educational resources to help children stay current with their academic work
  • Psychological testing to assess cognitive strengths and weakness

Make a Referral

CHA Inpatient Psychiatry Central Intake: 617-665-1372

Contact the Unit

Child Assessment Unit (CAU)
Phone: 617-665-1674
Fax: 617-665-2255

Adolescent Assessment Unit (AAU)
Phone: 617-575-5805
Fax: 617-575-5870