St. Ann’s Community-Based Acute Treatment Program (CBAT), is a short-term stabilization program that serves as an alternative to or step down from a psychiatric hospitalization. Males and females, 5-17 years old, typically reside in our dedicated CBAT unit, located in the Jack and Marci Williams Center, on St. Ann’s main campus. While lengths of stay vary, the goal is always for a brief stay to stabilize youth while they receive intensive therapeutic and psychiatric services. Obtaining and enhancing community support for youth who are ready for discharge from the program is a key element to a successful CBAT placement. Youth in this program also receive tutoring services and participate in a variety of therapeutic groups and activities in preparation for their return to their home and community.
The Transitional Care Unit (TCU), is a program for youth who require less acute treatment and additional time to return to the community. This program is recommended, only after discussion by the youth’s clinical team and family, for youth who meet the criteria for this short-term stay.