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The Veritas Collaborative Child & Adolescent Program

Inpatient, Acute Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient care for individuals 8 years of age and older in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment

The Child and Adolescent Program at Veritas Collaborative is specifically designed with young people in mind. With a focus on individualized care, family involvement, and integrated educational support, our goal is to equip each individual and family with take-home skills to continue recovery and thrive in the home environment.

Individualized Care

We recognize that every child is unique and deserves care tailored to their needs. That’s why our multidisciplinary team – composed of doctors, psychiatric providers, nurses, registered dietitians, therapists, and skilled therapeutic assistants –  collaborates daily to ensure that each patient’s plan of care is individualized, attainable, and geared toward long-term recovery.

Family Involvement

At Veritas Collaborative, we believe families are powerful tools in the eating disorder recovery process. Therefore, a large component of our treatment process has been designed to incorporate family involvement through family therapy and multi-family groups each weekend. Our goal is to help each individual and family tackle the eating disorder and thrive together in the home environment.

Integrated Educational Support

Integrated directly into The Child & Adolescent Program, we provide age-appropriate educational support, including an on-site school, so that each patient is able to maintain progress on their academic trajectory. Our Education Coordinators are creative in implementing the students’ educational plans and meeting each student’s needs. The Veritas Collaborative Education Program’s primary goal is to enable the continuation of student learning and prepare the student for a smooth transition back to their home school upon discharge.

We offer both individualized care and group treatment – all with the goal of equipping individuals and their communities of support with skills to continue recovery at school, work, home, and in the community.

Features of our programs include:

  • Evidence-based care
  • Treatment tailored to the individual in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment
  • Therapy informed by a unique blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Based Therapy (FBT) and other approaches
  • Age appropriate academic and professional support
  • Psychiatry, internal medicine and nutritional rehabilitation specific to eating disorders
  • Programming for caregivers and the individual’s community of support
  • A hands-on culinary program led by passionate culinary professionals
  • Art therapy, mindfulness, body movement, yoga and other therapeutic activities
  • Take-home skills to continue recovery

Additional programming for The Child and Adolescent Program includes:

  • Outdoor recreation and afternoon outings
  • For patients between 8 and 12 years old, additional programming options are made available to address their particular developmental needs
  • Use of play therapy techniques when indicated
  • Age appropriate academic support including an onsite school for children and adolescents

*Programs vary by location and levels of care.