The Willows Program at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is our specialized trauma program for young women, ages 9 to 17. It provides a team treatment approach focused on acknowledging the impact of past trauma and emotional concerns, while helping patients build safe and functional coping methods.
Open to patients from across the country, The Willows Program is equipped to treat youth who have been victims of trauma, including sexual abuse and dissociated sexually reactive behaviors.
Though it is a residential program, The Willows Program is run and staffed like an acute psychiatric program, allowing for an exceptional level of individualized care. The program utilizes evidence-based practices sensitive to age, gender and trauma history. Our trauma-informed milieu structure provides expressive therapy modules and exercises in:
Our dedicated staff members are trained to engage the complex issues affecting young women and their families. The clinical team includes two child psychiatrists, a licensed therapist certified as an EMDR provider, a unit manager, a milieu coordinator, an activity therapist and a nursing team with specific training in techniques of collaborative problem solving, trauma-informed care and relapse prevention.
Every child attends school on site led by certified teachers through the Hardin County School System. The program also includes three tracks to accommodate the needs of each child related to age, treatment history and co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse issues.
Some of the treatment goals are:
The precise length of stay is dependent upon the determination of each child’s progress and benefit from treatment. The average length of stay is approximately three to six months.
Please print the Willows Program application, thoroughly complete each section and fax to 270-352-2832.