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Grant Funds Program for Troubled Teens

Media Contact Joe Poelker
Release Date: 10/10/2017 By St. Anthony's Medical Center

St. Anthony's at Hyland Behavioral Health

A program to help troubled teens will continue with the support of a new grant from the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund.
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.
The Children’s Service Fund has been providing grant support to Hyland Behavioral Health since 2013. That support also provides St. Louis County residents free access to St. Anthony’s “Parenting Your Teenager” class. Parents may register online for the “Parenting Your Teenager” class, or you may call 314-525-7269 to learn more about the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program or the “Parenting Your Teenager” class.