Behavioral Education Skills Training (BEST) is a hospital-based day treatment program that provides intensive therapeutic treatment for boys and girls attending grade school, kindergarten through sixth grade. The five-week program is designed for children who have behavioral and emotional problems affecting relationships with family and friends and with school performance.
BEST works closely with families, schools and other agencies to provide a program suited to the child’s individual needs, as well as provide a transition back to outpatient services.
School is an integral part of the PCCA inpatient and BEST outpatient programs. Spokane Public Schools administers coordinated instruction Monday through Friday, that is designed to keep patients on track with their home schools.
The Psychiatric Center for Children and Adolescents (PCCA) offers inpatient treatment and evaluation for patients 12 to 18 years of age. The adolescent unit has 24 beds in semi-private rooms.
Therapies include milieu, group, activity therapy, individual counseling and a variety of groups designed to help teens negotiate the issues of adolescence. School is also an integral part of both the PCCA inpatient and BEST outpatient programs. Spokane Public Schools administers coordinated instruction Monday through Friday to keep patients on track with their home schools.