Intensive Psychiatric Residential Treatment

Unique in Arkansas, Youth Home’s highly successful Intensive Psychiatric Residential Treatment program specializes in the treatment of emotional and behavioral health of adolescents ages 12 to 17. Treatment plans are individualized with lengths of stay typically ranging from 3-7 months. This program is staffed 24/7 by a comprehensive team of professionals and is located on our beautiful, open 52 acre campus.

Youth Home also offers specialty tracks within our continuum of care. Click one of the links below for more information:

  1. Reactive Attachment Disorder
  2. Safe Solutions
  3. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  4. Problems with Alcohol and/or Drugs

Patients in Intensive Psychiatric Residential Treatment are Provided:

  • Medication management and assessment by our Psychiatrists
  • Individual, group, and family therapy by our Licensed Clinical Therapists
  • Recreational therapy
  • Speech, occupational and physical therapy, as needed
  • Nursing and Qualified Behavioral Health Provider services 24 hours a day
  • Adolescents attend Siebert Educational Center, which is approved by the State Department of Education
  • Psychological testing by our staff Psychologist

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for Youth Home's intensive psychiatric residential treatment program, patients must be 12 to 17 years of age and have recent attempts at treatment in outpatient therapy and/or and inpatient hospital. Patients should be intellectually capable of benefiting from the program (Full-Scale IQ = 70 or above) and have severe emotional or behavioral issues related to a psychiatric diagnosis that require intensive treatment in a secure psychiatric facility. Youth Home also requires enrollment in an educational program (i.e. public school, day treatment, or vocational).


  • Specific recent behaviors/symptoms, particularly those which have occurred within the past month
  • Letter of recommendation from the current therapist
  • Most recent psychiatric hospitalization and/or outpatient therapy records
  • Birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, Medicaid number (if applicable)
  • Court Order (if applicable)
  • Medical history including any physical problems or limitations

What to Expect: Patient Discharge

Planning for a patient’s discharge is an important step in the overall treatment at Youth Home. Discharge planning begins on day one of treatment. Our goal is to provide patients with the therapeutic and life skills necessary to function in a home setting. While in treatment, each patient may have different discharge goals and placement options. Some will return home to their parents/relatives while others will return to foster care or a group home setting. It is the treatment team’s primary goal to make sure patients are placed where their needs will be met medically, educationally, and therapeutically.

Admissions & Referrals

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20400 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72210 

PHONE: 501-821-5500

EMAIL: info@youthhome.org

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Saturday-Sunday: Closed