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Program & Services

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial Hospitalization Programs

For Children, Youth and Teens

This one-to-three week outpatient program, commonly called “partial hospitalization,” helps children, youth and adolescents who are facing serious emotional or mental health problems.

In dedicated wings of the building, youth are grouped according to their grade in school in the following programs:

  • Child (grades 1-5)
  • Middle Youth (grades 6-8)
  • Teen (grades 9-12)

Each day, youth participate in five hours of the best evidence-based psychotherapeutic care, as well as two hours of school. Special education teachers from Duluth public schools are available to assure students stay on track and experience seamless transitions between Amberwing and their school.

Substance Use Disorder Program (ages 12-18)

Effectively treating an alcohol or other drug problem takes a comprehensive, compassionate approach. Our clinical social worker and licensed drug and alcohol counselors work with youth and families in a mix of individualized and group counseling in a safe, structured atmosphere. Two hours of school are provided as well.
In every Amberwing program, care is unique to each individual and family with a special clinical focus on keeping youth, parents and other providers closely connected throughout the process—for the best results.

At the core of each program are dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills. Youth learn mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills that they practice while at Amberwing and utilize at home as well.  Each program incorporates alternative therapies that enhance and reinforce skills learned, which may include music, drama, art, occupational therapy, spirituality and pet therapy. [View the photo gallery]

Above all, we believe in hope and transformation - by doing everything possible to foster that possibility in each of us.
Above all, we believe in hope and transformation — by doing everything possible to foster that possibility in each of us.
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