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Military Families Services

Military Families Services

Patriot Support Program

Serving the Children of Military Families

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Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center is pleased to offer its Patriot Support Program serving the Children and Adolescents of members of the U.S. military. The program offers specialized behavioral health and substance use treatment specifically designed for the needs and challenges of military dependents (children and adolescents ages 6 to 18). Using a trauma informed approach, the program focuses on the challenges faced by the children of military personnel, building upon the resiliency skills used to overcome challenges in their personal lives. For more information about Patriot Support Programs, please visit www.PatriotSupportPrograms.com.

Research has shown that adolescents of military families were found to have a higher prevalence of emotional and behavioral difficulties than adolescents of the general population.  Much of this is due to the parental deployment of school aged children.

Some stats reported among children of deployed parents / caregivers are:

  • 1 in 4 have an emotional / behavioral challenge.
  • 37% have excessive worry / anxiety.
  • 1 in 4 reported having feelings of depression.
  • 1 in 5 had academic problems.
  • One-third were at “high-risk” for psychosocial issues.

The Patriot Support Program, at Palm Shores BHC, is an intensive inpatient residential treatment program that utilizes social/emotional therapy and trauma-informed care to serve adolescents (ages 11 to 17) of deployed and active-duty military families. The program builds upon the resiliency skills used to overcome challenges in their personal lives.

Mental Health Treatment

Adolescents of military families experience a high rate of mental health related issues, such as depression, extreme sadness, excessive worry / anxiety, trauma, externalizing behaviors, and poor school performance.

Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health services to those who have been entrusted to our care.

We treat a variety of psychiatric, behavioral, and traumatic conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations and/or delusional thinking
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Physical / sexual abuse
  • Trauma

Therapeutic Treatment

We are here to help adolescents learn to cope with the challenges they face.

At Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center treatment services are individualized to the child’s specific strengths and needs. Our team of health care professionals dedicated themselves to provide quality mental health treatment to those entrusted to our care.

Treatment includes behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric interventions as well as education. Our treatment philosophy is based on trauma-informed care principles and offers distinct progressive phases of care.

Treatment is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of clinical staff:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental Health Therapists
  • Expressive Therapist
  • Behavioral Analysist
  • Registered Nurses
  • Mental Health Technicians
  • Certified Teachers

Our therapeutic approach for treatment services is individualized to the child’s specific strengths and needs which include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Certified Behavioral Analyst Services
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills
  • Therapeutic Education Model

It is an honor and a privilege to help the families of those who serve our nation.


Patriot Support Programs for Active-Duty Military and Their Families

Hope and Healing for Military Dependents

Patriot Support Programs provide treatment for active-duty military and their families. Learn more about our Child and Adolescent services designed to support the unique dynamic of military life.