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Ascension Alexian Brothers - Behavioral Health Hospital

Ascension Alexian Brothers - Behavioral Health Hospital

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School anxiety and refusal

Is anxiety stopping your child from attending school? Set them up for success with personalized care and a smooth transition back to class.

School anxiety — whether it’s caused by grades, sports or new social situations — can place a lot of pressure on some students. This pressure may cause them to seek any excuse not to attend, also known as school refusal. If your child has been missing a lot of school days, Ascension Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL, is here to support your child and family.

Refer a patient and family to a pediatric specialist

Your patients and families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand the child and family’s needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 855-383-2224.

Our approach to care

The partial hospitalization program at Ascension Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital provides the compassionate, personalized care your child needs to overcome their school anxiety. Using the Ascension Treatment Framework, students will learn to identify their emotions, develop the skills they need to manage challenges, motivate themselves and adapt to change. You and your child will be supported by a team of pediatric therapists, psychiatrists, teachers, school liaisons, nurses and more.