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Finding Safe Treatment

Finding Safe Treatment Is More Important Than Ever Before

Our toolkit to determine a safe program for your teen

As a parent, deciding to seek treatment for your child can be one of the most challenging decisions you will ever make. We understand the strength, courage, and hope it takes to make this choice. Our team of caring experts is here to support you every step of the way. You will never be alone on this journey, as we are dedicated to helping you and your family find healing and hope.

Level of Care Definitions

Finding the treatment option that best meets the needs of your child and your family can be challenging. The following information aims to reduce confusion about the types of treatment available and offers a list of considerations to keep in mind when choosing the best program for your child.

Finding the Right Treatment for Your Teen

When doing your research, it’s vital to ensure any treatment center you consider has strong safety protocols in place to protect your child. Do your due diligence and ask as many questions as you can about the program

Licensing & Accreditation
Behavior Modification
Access to Dangerous Objects
Contact With
Your Family,
Your Choice

Questions to Ask

Below are various topics we cover on our Questions Page around questions to ask the admissions counselor of any treatment center you consider for your adolescent.

Clinical Questions >

What are your therapists’ credentials? How long is each session?

Safety Questions >

It’s vital to ask about these safety policies and protocols.

Wilderness Programs >

Wilderness programs operate under a different set of guidelines than most adolescent treatment centers. Read more.

Boarding Schools >

Therapeutic boarding schools operate under a different set of guidelines than most adolescent treatment centers. Learn more.

About Evolve

Evolve’s Treatment Centers prioritize teen safety with stringent protocols, advanced technology, and a 3:1 patient-staff ratio. Our staff, including psychiatrists, nurses, and licensed counselors, offers individual therapy thrice weekly and daily group counseling, with biweekly family engagement. Our comfortable homes, housing up to six teens, are near outdoor activities, fostering inclusion and healing.

We provide a comprehensive continuum of care with Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential Treatment Centers across California. Specializing in evidence-based treatment, we support teens aged 12 to 17 facing mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral challenges.

RTC: Residential Treatment

Our residential program provides a safe, structured, compassionate environment where adolescents receive 24/7 support. Patients attend individual and group therapy, therapeutic activities, and more. Ideal for teenagers who are finding life to be unmanageable due to mental health, substance use, or behavioral issues.

PHP: Partial Hospitalization

PHP allows teens to receive a full day of treatment but live at home with their families. This level of care is ideal for teens transitioning from an intensive outpatient program or residential treatment, when they need more structure than the typical intensive outpatient program or have been previously unsuccessful in an IOP.

IOP: Intensive Outpatient

IOP is a flexible treatment option for adolescents who require structured support but don’t need 24/7 care. Patients attend therapy sessions and engage in group activities several days a week, allowing them to maintain their academic and social routines while still receiving crucial therapeutic interventions.

To learn more about mental health and substance use programs at Evolve, please call us at the number below.

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