About Acadia Montana

Acadia Montana Treatment Center provides residential treatment services for adolescents and teens ages 5-18 struggling with mental health concerns. We serve young people and their families at our scenic location in Butte, Montana.

Who We Serve

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.

Treatment Philosophy

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.

On Campus Private School

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.

Our Staff

Acadia Montana has been providing excellence in residential treatment for over ten years. Each member of our team of behavioral medicine specialists has been chosen not only on the basis of their impressive credentials; but also because of their high level of compassion and dedication to children. Our Psychiatrists are Board Certified, and our Primary Therapists are Master’s prepared. Young individuals coming to Acadia Montana will find that they are treated with dignity, respect and kindness by a team of highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to helping them regain health, balance, and hope.

Acadia Montana utilizes a “Primary Therapy” model. Each patient is assigned a Primary Therapist, Psychiatrist Practitioner, Nurse, Teacher, Recreational Therapist, and Mental Health Technicians. Having a “Primary” team for each patient means that each patient has a consistent and knowledgeable treatment team working for them and their family.

Acadia Montana patients also benefit from the services of our Patient Care Coordinator who facilitates admissions and discharges from the facility; and our Resident Advocate who helps to assure that any issues or concerns that might come up during a patient’s stay are addressed in a prompt and effective manner. Acadia Montana employs a Registered Dietician who consults with our Medical Staff on the specific nutritional needs of our residents; and a Registered Pharmacist who provides pharmacological services

At Acadia Montana, people make the difference – studies show that there is relatively little difference between different types of therapies, it is the meaningful and trusting relationships built between patient and therapy staff that allow treatment to work.

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