Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

HOPE through Service Excellence

Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System (SBHS) has been providing mental health treatment to the Chicagoland community and the state of Illinois since 1991. We are dedicated to offering services that provide HOPE and meet the ever-changing emotional and behavioral healthcare needs of children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

SBHS has the unique designation of being the first free-standing child, adolescent and young adult behavioral healthcare facility in the state of Illinois. Having sole focus on child, adolescent and young adult mental healthcare allows us to provide a full continuum of care, including:

Treatment is individualized and must provide individuals and families with a sense of HOPE. Our team approach fosters HOPE by strengthening the individual’s social skills and interpersonal relationships. A clear treatment and transitional plan is developed for our consumers using existing emotional, behavioral and social resources in conjunction with those resources deemed healthy and supportive at home, school, and within the community. Behavioral management techniques along with choices in programming and therapeutic tools are key treatment components encouraging feelings of personal empowerment and responsibility. At SBHS, we consider the whole person, including family, unique life situations, and personal motivation towards hopeful and positive change.

Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System’s acute inpatient care is designed specifically for children, adolescents and young adults. The children and young adults are programmed together while the adolescents are programmed separately based upon gender and differing developmental and psychiatric needs. These programs provide intensive evaluation, stabilization, and short-term treatment.

Behavior Intervention Unit — Autism Spectrum Disorders Program

The Behavior Intervention Unit is dedicated to providing evidenced based treatment to children and adolescents, ages 8 to 17, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other conditions affecting learning and behavior. The BIU provides treatment based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in order to increase socially significant behaviors and to reduce problem behaviors. Our treatment model includes educational services provided by Illinois licensed special education teachers, psychiatric services, pet therapy, and expressive therapies. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Care Coordinator will work with the individual, the family, community resources, and outpatient services to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual. The direct care staff have been trained by a BCBA to implement behavior intervention plans to address goals that include communication, social skills, academics, functional living skills as well as the reduction of problem behaviors. Our goal is to provide effective inpatient treatment and facilitate appropriate aftercare planning that supports the individual and the family in a successful transition back to the community and home environments.