As a leader in the field of behavioral health, Millcreek of Magee has a long legacy of excellence in providing care for emotionally disabled and developmentally delayed children and adolescents in Mississippi. Having been in operation for more than 30 years, we are the largest private provider for children and adolescents in the state. Millcreek operates several different facilities including a psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF), an intermediate care facility for children with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) and several therapeutic group homes. Additionally, we provide school-based services with our day treatment programs in different areas throughout the state.
What We Treat
Given our array of programming options, we, at Millcreek, are able to offer services along with an extensive continuum of care. With a focus on excellence in education and treatment, and family and community values, our supports are designed to promote healing in the lives of the children and families we are proud to serve. Our mission is to help children live healthier, more productive lives by treating disturbances in functioning in family relationships, peer interactions, and school performance. Some of the disorders we commonly treat are listed below:
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
- Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Major depressive disorder
- Intermittent explosive disorder (IED)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Psychotic disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Intellectual disability
- Trauma, including abuse of child as victim
To receive admittance into our psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF), the child must have a primary diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder as we do not treat substance abuse as a primary diagnosis. Additionally, the child must have an IQ of 60 or above, or it must be evident that the IQ score is lower due to the presence of a psychiatric illness, and the child’s symptoms have proven to be unmitigated in less restrictive settings for the last three months.
Children enrolled in our intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) must have a documented developmental disability, must between the ages of 6 and 21, and must not have severe physical health complications that could prevent him or her from engaging with treatment. Like the criteria for admittance into our PRTF program, this program is for individuals whose behavioral and/or emotional symptoms cannot be treated in the home or school setting, exceeding the capacity of the community level of care.
Our therapeutic group home is designed to provide a safe setting for children when living in the home is not appropriate. In order to be placed in our group home, the child must be in the custody of the Department of Human Services (DHS) or directly placed by his or her parent/guardian. Group home candidates are males between the ages of 12 and 21 who have the stability and skillset to participate in treatment as evidenced by a recent psychological evaluation.
Our least restrictive treatment option, our day treatment program, provides therapeutic and educational services for children who are unable to function within the public school setting but require a step-down level of support from residential care that will prepare them for a successful transition back to a more traditional special education learning environment.
At Millcreek, each of our programs is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals who are skilled in supporting children and families in a variety of settings. Our treatment team staff includes:
- Board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist
- Family practice medical doctor
- Psychiatric nurse practitioner
- Registered nurses
- Licensed practical nurses
- Master’s level therapists
- Master’s level social workers
- Licensed teachers
- Bachelor’s level qualified intellectual disability professionals
- Therapist that has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Focused Therapy
Depending on the facility in which they are enrolled, the children in our care will have access to treatment planning that could include any of the following services and supports:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy (focused on topics such as social skills, substance abuse, dealing with family issues, bullying prevention, safety, following rules, manners, hygiene, exercise, and healthy eating)
- Experiential therapy (music therapy, art therapy, fitness club, walking club, book club, fitness activities)
- Family therapy
- Medication management
- Medical monitoring
- Fully-accredited educational services
- Transitional support
- Aftercare planning
Our Admissions Process
Parents, the child’s school district, or another acute care facility where the child is currently receiving services can make a referral to our program. To start the process, we encourage you to contact us and speak to one of our admissions coordinators who can begin collecting the documents that are required for admission to our various programs. Our helpful admissions staff are here to help answer any questions you may have about our referral process and the varying admissions criteria for all of our programs.
We will work with you to conduct a telephone assessment, and review all pertinent history and information with the treatment team to decide if Millcreek is a proper placement for an important child or adolescent in your life. At Millcreek, we know that seeing a child you care about struggle emotionally, mentally, or behaviorally can be a challenging process. But we are here to help you navigate the admissions process with ease so that we can work together to connect you and your child, student, or client with the life-changing services that can lead to a better tomorrow.