Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Acadiana Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Acadiana Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Learn about Acadiana’s Adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment & Levels of Care

Acadiana Treatment Center is the leading provider of psychiatric care for adolescents who are suffering from mental health disorders. At our facility in Sunset, Louisiana, adolescents of all genders ages 12-17 can find lasting healing from the mental health conditions that have disrupted their lives.

Adolescent Psychiatric Program Overview at Acadiana Treatment Center

Introduction to the psychiatric program for adolescents at Acadiana Treatment Center in Sunset, LA

If your child is experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder, finding care that is right for them might seem challenging or overwhelming. At Acadiana Treatment Center, our expert staff is highly experienced in providing developmentally appropriate residential care to adolescents who are struggling with a number of mental health concerns.

To ensure that your child receives the highest quality of residential care, the expert staff at our facility in Sunset, Louisiana, will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify their unique recovery needs. Most young people receive residential care with us for three to six months depending on their individual needs and progress, but we’ll work with your child every step of the way to determine the most beneficial length of stay for them.

Located approximately 60 miles west of Baton Rouge and 15 miles north of Lafayette, our psychiatric facility is conveniently located for adolescents in the southern Louisiana region who are in need of mental health programming. Our residential program takes place in a peaceful environment that is ideal for your child to focus solely on their recovery.

At Acadiana Treatment Center, we are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality of psychiatric care so that they can achieve and maintain long-term success. Our caring and compassionate staff strives to provide positive outcomes with lasting beneficial results in a safe and confidential environment.

Who We Serve at Acadiana Treatment Center

Quality psychiatric programs for adolescents at Acadiana Treatment Center in Sunset, LA

 At Acadiana Treatment Center, we offer long-term residential care for adolescents of all genders ages 12-17 who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis. We can also provide care on an as-needed basis for adolescents who are struggling with substance use disorders. Some of the mental health disorders we commonly treat at our residential facility in Sunset, Louisiana, include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Delusional disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Conduct disorder

To receive care in the residential program at Acadiana Treatment Center, clients must have a Full Scale IQ score of 70 or higher or substantial evidence that the symptoms of a mental health disorder have suppressed their IQ. They must also have a certificate of need from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) stating that their psychiatric condition warrants admission into the residential level of care.

Our goal in the residential program at our facility in Sunset, Louisiana, is to help clients rebuild their interpersonal relationships with loved ones and learn the tools they need to transition back to their homes, schools, and communities. Through the latest evidence-based programming and therapeutic interventions, we help our clients improve their overall health and well-being.

Our Approach to Care at Acadiana Treatment Center

A comprehensive approach to psychiatric care for adolescents at Acadiana Treatment Center in Sunset, LA

Your child will engage in a variety of care modalities and therapeutic interventions during their time in our residential program at Acadiana Treatment Center. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is essential to our healing approach at our residential facility in Sunset, Louisiana, and is the primary modality used in individual and group therapies. This care approach is intended to help your child identify negative thoughts and beliefs so that they can create more positive behavior patterns.

During group therapy sessions, your child will learn important coping skills, such as anger management, conflict resolution, goal setting, decision-making, and self-care. Group therapy is also an excellent opportunity for your child to connect with other young people who are having similar experiences, helping them feel less alone in their struggles with mental illness. They will also learn more about the mental health disorder they are struggling with so that they can understand how to manage their symptoms and function better on a daily basis.

Clients may also participate in other care models and interventions while undergoing residential therapy at Acadiana Treatment Center, including dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and stages of change and motivational interviewing. Our expert staff may integrate the 12-Step recovery model as needed. Participating in recreational therapy and learning social skills and independent living skills are other aspects of residential programming that are crucial to recovery for adolescent clients.

Our experienced team will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your child’s unique needs to create an individualized care plan that meets their specific recovery goals. If medication management services are included in your child’s care plan, our medical staff is available to administer and monitor their medications. We also have medical staff available to provide basic healthcare services as needed.

Admissions Process at Acadiana Treatment Center

An overview of the admissions process for adolescent psychiatric care at Acadiana Treatment Center in Sunset, LA

Acadiana Treatment Center accepts adolescent clients into our residential program from any other level of care. However, an independent team must complete a certificate of need (CON) certifying that the client’s condition warrants admission into the residential level of care.

To learn more about the admissions process at our residential facility in Sunset, Louisiana, please call our admissions staff directly. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you might have about residential programming at Acadiana Treatment Center.

A Foundation for Recovery

At Acadiana Treatment Center, we aim to help each client attain a thorough understanding of the concerns they're facing and learn how to find relief. Our treatment focuses on thorough education and employs proven methods of individualized treatment.

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We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality mental health and addiction treatment.
  • Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation