Located on 60 acres in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Acadia Montana is a 105-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) that serves children and adolescents from 5 to 18 years old who have psychiatric, behavioral, emotional, and co-occurring disorders. Our vision is to be the behavioral health provider and employer of choice by consistently exceeding the expectations of our residents and their families.
Recognizing that children and adolescents have needs that are best served by being among others at their developmental level, we provide individual children’s and adolescents’ programs with separate boys and girls units. Residents’ rooms are generally semi-private with each resident being assigned a roommate.
We believe that each child and adolescent is unique in his or her strengths and needs for care, so we carefully craft each resident’s treatment plan to maximize his or her growth. The length of stay and structure of the treatment plan will depend entirely on the severity and nature of the resident’s disorder(s) and the resident’s rate of progress toward his or her treatment goals. Typically, our residents require 3-6 months of care to meet their goals. All treatment plans contain a full schedule of individual, group, family, and specialized-track therapy sessions, and recreational therapy. In addition, participation in positive recreational and leisure activities plays an important role in our residents’ recovery.
In collaboration with our traditional psychiatric treatment, we operate a fully-accredited private school on campus where each child is given an opportunity to experience academic success in small classroom settings. We provide special education services and emphasize each student’s strengths and personal learning styles. Our aim is to ensure that treatment minimizes residents’ progress in school, so credits that are earned in all subject areas are transferable to the student’s home school district. Acadia Montana’s school was designated as a “School of Excellence” by the National Association of Special Education Teachers for the 2012 – 2013 school year.
Treatment objectives at Acadia Montana can be described using the acronym R.O.C.K.S.:
- Respect for self and others
- Overserving and recognizing strengths in self and others
- Communicating feelings in a healthy manner
- Keys to success come from healthy relationships
- Safety starts with each individual resident
Through the R.O.C.K.S. treatment philosophy, we provide a range of interventions, including individual therapy, groups, recreational activities, and other interventions. Time to play, both as individuals and as team members, is built into the Acadia Montana daily schedule. Our residents go off-campus on educational and social outings that allow them to take advantage of the many recreational and cultural activities available in Butte and the region. In addition, our campus has a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for residents that include a full outdoor basketball court, walking/running track, volleyball court, playground area for younger children, and a new gym for younger children. We have a climbing tower and continue to add more activity equipment on the grounds, including more playground equipment, a soccer field, and shelters.
If you feel your child may benefit from the care and attention we provide at Acadia Montana, do not hesitate to contact us. We hope our center can be the place where your child finally begins to find freedom from behavioral and psychiatric disorders.