Mental health services for children and adolescents

Call 815-391-1000 for immediate children and family mental health services help.

Most families are not prepared to deal with the impact of having a child with a serious emotional disturbance. Once the initial shock wears off, there are myriad questions: What do we do now? Where do I go for help?

At Rosecrance, our focus is on the assessment, treatment and recovery of children and adolescents, as well as support their parents and other family members. Rosecrance provides the most advanced and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for childhood emotional disorders. Our staff includes two board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists and a full range of mental health professionals who specialize in treating young people.

Rosecrance mental health services for children and adolescents are based on evidence-based models delivered in a kid-friendly environment. Physician services and medication management are woven throughout all programs at Berry Campus.

Comprehensive mental health screenings are provided to determine the mental health needs of the child. In addition to a diagnosis and recommendation for services, parents/guardians receive a full explanation of the child’s needs and are connected with the Family Resource Center for further support.

Referrals are made to other agencies if the needed services are not available at the Rosecrance Berry Campus.

The Children and Family Therapy Program provides individual and family counseling/advocacy and includes four evidence-based practices: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Counseling takes place at Rosecrance Berry Campus and can be scheduled voluntarily or for court-ordered individuals.

The most frequent diagnoses in the Children and Family Therapy Program are ADHD, behavioral disorders, bipolar, disorder and depression.

Children or adolescents in this program receive therapy four hours per day, five days per week. Participants are referred internally from their Rosecrance Berry Campus counselor. Case management and medication management are also provided.

The most frequent diagnoses in the Intensive Outpatient Program are bipolar disorder and depression. Age range for the program is 13 to 17 years.

This therapeutic mentoring program teaches life skills to children, including social skills, self-esteem, boundaries and coping. The program is five hours per week and lasts up to six months. Like the Intensive Outpatient Program, children are referred by their Rosecrance Berry Campus counselor.
Rosecrance offers 24/7 emergency screening and assessment services for immediate treatment, which often includes hospitalization. Emergency assessments are completed in the community.
A volunteer mentoring program, Compeer Kids links an adult volunteer with a child receiving mental health services anywhere in the community for one year. The mentor spends a minimum of four hours a month with the youth outside of the school setting. Referrals are received from the child’s counselor. The age range of individuals in the program is six to 17 years.
Rosecrance’s school-based mentoring program links an adult volunteer with a child who is having difficulty in school. The meeting between child and adult takes place at the school during the lunch hour. Referrals are received by the teacher. We are currently serving Brookview and Washington schools. Adult volunteers must commit to being involved for a year. The age range of individuals in the program is 6 to 11 years.
The Mental Health Juvenile Justice Initiative program serves youth with severe mental illness who are in detention or who recently were in custody at an Illinois juvenile detention center. Youth also may be on home detention or electronic monitoring. Program case managers advocate for these youth within the legal system to try to prevent further incarceration. Youth are linked with appropriate community services. The age range of individuals in this program is 10 to 17 years.
This program provides child and family therapy in the school setting or at home. Services are offered at Rosecrance Berry Campus beginning at grade six. The program is a collaboration with Rockford Public Schools and Winnebago County Health Department. School-linked sites include: Blackhawk Health Center (across from Beyer School), Head Start (eight classrooms), Fresh Start, Dennis Early Education Center, Fairview, Beyer, Lathrop, Nelson, King, Kishwaukee, Washington and Haskell schools.Grade range is kindergarten to fifth grade.
One person covers a 17-county area developing grassroots groups to take more of an interest in the mental health services of their communities and to become more informed individuals.
Rosecrance employs a consultant to discuss mental and behavioral health issues with daycare providers and preschools in a four-county area.
This program is contracted with Rockford Early Education to provide services to at-risk families with children. The age range for the program is up to 3 years old.
Rosecrance Berry Campus is one of only two locations in the state to offer counseling services to adults, children and families who are hearing impaired.