Information for Professionals

Evaluation and Treatment

Every child in our care receives a comprehensive clinical evaluation to assess psychiatric, psychosocial and educational needs. This is done in partnership with families, schools, and community based providers and allows us to develop an effective short-term treatment plan and begin aftercare planning.

  • Common Reasons for Admission

    • PTSD
    • ADHD
    • Mood disorders
    • Psychotic disorders
    • Suicidal ideation
    • Substance abuse
    • Disruptive disorders
    • Attachment disorders
    • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Specific Services

    • Projective psychological testing to clarify complex diagnoses
    • Robust group treatment and assessment
    • Skills-based work on emotion regulation and coping skills
    • Occupational therapy and sensory assessments
    • Recommendations to schools and community based providers
    • Family therapy consultation
    • Sibling and family support groups
    • Consultation from CHA pediatricians
    • Educational resources to help children stay current with their academic work
    • Psychological testing to assess cognitive strengths and weakness

    Contact Us

  • Adolescent Assessment Unit (AAU)

    P: (617) 575-5805 F: (617) 575-5870
  • Child Assessment Unit (CAU)

    P: (617) 665-1674 F: (617) 665-2255

    Make a Referral

  • CHA Inpatient Psychiatry Central Intake

    (617) 665-1372