Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)

PRTFs provide out-of-home residential psychiatric treatment to children and adolescents whose mental health needs cannot be effectively and safely met in a community setting. These programs are intended to provide active treatment in a structured therapeutic environment for children and youth with significant functional impairments resulting from an identified mental health diagnosis, substance use diagnosis, sexual abuse disorders, and/or mental health diagnosis with co-occurring disorder (i.e., substance related disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, head injury, sexual misuse disorders, or other disabilities which may require stabilization of mental health issues).

The residential treatment facility is expected to work actively with the family and other agencies to offer strengths-based, culturally competent, trauma-informed, medically appropriate treatment designed to meet the individual needs of the residents.

There are currently nine PRTFs in the State of Kansas.

A list of PRTFs in Kansas can be found in the Behavioral Health Resources Directory available at the bottom of our Services and Programs page.

If you have questions or concerns pertaining to programs or services at a PRTF in Kansas, please contact Linda Buchheister, 785-296-4744, Children's Program Manager.

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