The Children’s Service Fund awarded a two-year, $1.3 million dollar grant to St. Anthony’s at Hyland Behavioral Health
to support its Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program
(IOP). The program provides treatment for St. Louis County residents aged 12 to 19 years old who exhibit behavioral, psychiatric and emotional issues that interfere with their psychological, emotional, social and academic well-being. Adolescents typically are referred to the IOP after suffering a serious mental health incident.
Christine Filonow, coordinator of the Adolescent IOP, says behavioral issues can range from issues with school work, issues with peers, and social anxieties, to drug and alcohol abuse, defiance of authority figures, and suicidal thoughts.
The IOP is hosted by a licensed therapist, behavioral health clinician, psychiatrist, psychiatric technician, registered nurse, program coordinator and education coordinator. This team of caregivers works closely with parents and schools to provide comprehensive mental health treatment along with family support services to ensure positive long-term outcomes.