Four Winds Saratoga is one of the few psychiatric hospitals in New York State that treats children between the ages of 5-10. This unique inpatient unit is housed in a separate cottage, named Catlin, that includes its own teaching and learning center and recreational area. The Catlin unit is staffed with a professional, multidisciplinary treatment team, under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
Treatment integrates individual, group and family therapies with a full complement of educational, expressive and recreational therapies. Families are actively involved in treatment planning, family therapy and discharge planning. While a broad range of emotional and behavioral difficulties are treated, each child receives an individualized treatment plan based upon his or her needs.
An important part of the treatment on Catlin is “milieu therapy”. Skill building groups with children and staff encourage coping skills and socialization. Reinforcement of a positive self-image, promoting self-care skills, and responsibility and independence are integrated into the daily routine.
For more information and a sample schedule, please consult the Catlin Unit’s most frequently asked questions. This information can provide a greater understanding of a child’s experience on the Catlin Unit.
Please call Clinical Evaluation Services at 518-584-3600 or 1-800-959-1287
Referrals can be made 24 hours/7 days a week
“I found everyone to be excellent in the care of my child and excellent with all of our own family members by involving us all with his treatment.”
“The staff to child ratio is excellent.”
“You are working wonders with children! Thank you!”
“This program was very helpful and my child seems to be doing a lot better. Multi-family is very helpful, especially for when they are discharged.”
“This program helped me to control my anger.”
“I have seen a change in my son in which he is controlling his anger better!”
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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866