Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding Copper Hills Youth Center. If you require additional information or have questions not addressed here, please contact us at 1-800-776-7116, and our staff will be happy to assist you:

Q: What ages are treated at Copper Hills?
A: Copper Hills treats adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age. We are able to provide treatment through their 17th year until the day before they turn 18.

Q: What programs are offered at Copper Hills?
A: Copper Hills is proud to offer the following gender-specific programs for adolescents:

Q: What are the admissions criteria for Copper Hills?
A: The adolescent must be between the ages of 12 and 17. We are able to provide treatment for adolescents through their17th year until the day before they turn 18.

The adolescent has been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, has failed outpatient therapies and is currently exhibiting behaviors such as, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Severe mood swings
  • Extreme oppositional or defiant responses to peers and/or parents
  • Explosiveness or uncontrolled rages of anger
  • Evidence of substance abuse or dependency
  • Self-harming
  • Suicidal ideations, threats or attempts
  • Inability to control aggressiveness, cruelty and physical acting out
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Runaway behaviors
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Destruction of property
  • Lying, covert behavior, stealing
  • Evidence of ritualistic behaviors
  • Must exhibit signs of primary mental illness
  • IQ of 60 and above

While our residential treatment center is well-suited to the needs of adolescents with a dual diagnosis some factors may exclude a youth from admission, including:

  • Actively suicidal and/or homicidal, requiring acute hospitalization.
  • Unstable medical conditions that might do irreversible damage to the patient, which requires intensive medical management.
  • Actively psychotic or severely disorganized thought processes requiring stabilization, which precludes residential care.
  • Severe organic brain disorders and non-ambulatory individuals.