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A comprehensive program offering child psychiatry services and medical care

Helping adolescents with co-occurring medical and behavioral or mental health conditions. Children and adolescents with complex medical diagnoses and behavioral challenges or mental illness often struggle to find comprehensive care. Many psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. cannot provide medical care, while a standard hospital cannot manage psychiatric disorders. That leaves patients and their families searching for care after being turned away time and time again.

The True North Program at Nexus guides adolescents through their mental, behavioral, and physical health struggles to get them back on the right path. By combining clinical methodology, rehabilitation techniques, and providing ongoing medical care as needed, True North helps heal the whole person and sets adolescents up to grow into confident young adults.

Though just the starting point, the program gives kids a true north — a point to strive towards. We’re here to care for adolescents as they work towards goals, or their summit, because we’re compassionately mending minds.

Supporting children’s medical and behavioral health needs

The True North Program multidisciplinary team provides medical care, psychiatric services, and rehabilitation to meet all patient needs within a single facility. By providing a psychiatrically informed and medically competent setting, Nexus has helped adolescents experience independence and reintegration home and into non-institutional environments.

  • Addresses physical, psychological, behavioral, and social needs
  • Integrates psychiatrist, mental health therapists, mental health technicians, pediatrician, and physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor in one setting
  • Cross-discipline schedule of services developed on an individual basis
  • Evidence based individual and group therapies, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems therapy/family psychoeducation, and interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Recreational therapy, pet therapy, music therapy, and activities that promote prosocial interactions
  • 24-hour nursing coverage
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Program Services

  • Neurobehavioral rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Occupational therapy
  • Outpatient
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatry & behavioral management
  • Recreational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy/pulmonary
  • Speech therapy

Inclusion Criteria

The True North program provides a warm, friendly care environment for medically complex children. We often treat individuals with conditions such as trauma and brain injury, diabetes, and spina bifida — to name a few — who experience resulting behavioral, mood, and psychiatric challenges.

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavior dysregulation
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Cutting and self-harm
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
  • Homicidal ideation
  • Major depression disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Somatization disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Journey Toward Independence

Nexus' NeuroContinuum sequence provides a range of care for those recovering from acquired or traumatic brain injuries and other complicated illnesses or diseases.
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Reap the Benefits of Comprehensive Care

Contact our Admissions Department for more information and to begin the recovery process today.