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Child & Adolescent Services


Inpatient Programs

Adolescent Eating Disorders Program
The mission of the Eating Disorders Program is to provide outstanding treatment services tailored to the individual's needs, for children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders. The program strives to simultaneously restore physical well-being by facilitating adaptive eating behaviors and enhance emotional well-being by targeting dysfunctional beliefs and self-perceptions and addressing psychosocial issues. Our multidisciplinary team provides specialized treatment across a continuum of care, ranging from comprehensive, full-time, hospital-based treatment (first inpatient care, then partial hospitalization), to outpatient groups and outpatient pharmacologic management.
Website: www.eatingdisorders.ucla.edu  

Adolescent and Child Hospitalization Program 
The Adolescent and Child Hospitalization Program serves teenagers and children who require inpatient treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders, including conduct disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, autism and other developmental disorders, and other complex neurobehavioral disorders.  We also often see patients with psychiatric disorders that are associated with or complicated by learning disabilities, neurological disorders such as epilepsy, and other chronic medical illnesses.  Hospitalization goals include crisis intervention, evaluation and diagnosis, and medication stabilization. The program has been organized to create a therapeutic behavioral milieu, structured around positive reinforcement.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

ABC Child Programs
The Achievement, Behavior, Cognition (ABC) Child Programs in the Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA provides psychiatric services through the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). ABC Child Programs are time-limited, integrated programs dedicated to assisting children ages 6-12 and their families to promote positive emotional and behavioral health.

Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and Eating Disorder Partial Hospital Program
The Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and the Eating Disorder Partial Hospital Program are part of the continuum of care provided by the Adolescent Service within the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. The APHP and the EDPHP offer a time limited, treatment program of therapeutically intensive clinical service and group interventions. For adolescent patients, an academic program is provided on site through the Berenece Carlson Hospital School of LAUSD.

Early Childhood Partial Hospital Program
Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP) at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute is a short-term integrated day treatment program for young children with autism, developmental disabilities, and behavior disorders.

  • evaluates and treats children in a structured, individualized program
  • develops individual educational, behavioral, and social intervention plans for each child
  • provides family intervention to assist parents in understanding their child's needs and manage their child's behavior
  • communicates with school districts and regional centers to facilitate the child's transition into appropriate educational placements and community services

Outpatient Programs