New Directions

dscn2597New Directions provides a unique combination of specialized mental health treatment and comprehensive educational services.

New Directions is the only licensed partial hospitalization program in Fayette County as well as a Private Academic School. The purpose of New Directions is to offer a comprehensive mental health treatment program to children and adolescents that have moderate to severe symptoms manifested as problems with home, community and school adjustments.

The target objectives for New Directions are to treat the underlying mental health conditions, to assist the child/adolescent to cope with problems more successfully and learn to demonstrate more age-appropriate, pro-social and rewarding behaviors. The ultimate goal is for the child to be able to successfully re-enter the traditional public school setting, be productive in their communities, and well-adjusted in their families.

 

Mental Health Services Offered

New Directions offers a full array of services including Intake and Assessment, Therapeutic Service, Case Management, Psychiatric and Supervision, Discharge Planning and Emergency Services.

 

Staff

New Directions employs 17 therapists, 10 Pennsylvania Certified teachers, 2 Registered Nurses and 1 Child Psychiatrist—all full time.

 

Treatment Services

New Directions Building picChildren are treated individually and in group therapies. Parents participate in family therapy and parenting groups. Medication management and crisis interventions are also provided. Often, the combination of services prevents hospitalization of the child.

 

125 Chaffee Street

Uniontown, PA 15401

724-434-KIDS (5437)

Fax: 724-434-1014

 

Educational Services Offered

Educational Services are provided in full coordination with the therapeutic interventions and the educational and clinical staff functioning as one unit. New Directions offers both regular and special education. New Directions is proud to be a Pennsylvania Department of Education licensed Private Academic School.

 

Area Served

New Directions is available to children in Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland and Somerset Counties.

Call 724-434-KIDS (5437)

for more information and the referral process.