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PRTF - Psychiatric Residential Treatment

The Thompson Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) for children diagnosed with mental illness provides an intensive clinical setting within the safe, child-friendly living environment on our Saint Peter’s Lane Campus in Matthews, NC.

The healing process begins through interactions with trained and committed Thompson staff, including individual psychotherapy sessions with licensed therapists and a child psychiatrist.

PRTF is intended for boys, at admission, ages 5-15 and girls ages 5-13. 

Some highlights of the PRTF program at Thompson include:

  • Emphasis on child well-being outcomes and healthy family connections
  • Educational services provided through The School at Thompson
  • Extremely low staff/child ratios
  • 6 children per unit, each with their own bedroom and bathroom
  • Evidence based practices
  • Trauma Informed Agency (Risking Connections curriculum agency wide)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (participation in the Duke TFCBT Learning Collaborative)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relationship based theoretical model
  • Nationally accredited: The Joint Commission

For more information please call 1-704-536-0375 ext.372  or admissions@thompsoncff.org.

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  • Clients who wish to be considered for the Thompson PRTF program must meet the following criteria:

    • Must not be actively suicidal, homicidal, or medically fragile.
    • Is not actively using and/or dependent on drugs or alcohol.
    • Childen with dual diagnoses of mental health and IDD will be evaluated on an individual, case-by-case basis.  
    • Must not be adjudicated with a Sexual Offense charge.
    • Must have NC Health Choice or NC Medicaid as the primary payer source.

    If you have any questions about admissions criteria, please call 1-704-644-4400 or admissions@thompsoncff.org.

6800 Saint Peter’s Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-536-0375
Fax: 704-531-9266

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