Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Piney Ridge Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Piney Ridge Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Behavioral Disorders Treatment Center

Piney Ridge Treatment Center helps children & adolescents struggling with behavioral disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in Fayetteville, AR, Piney Ridge is the leading provider of behavioral disorders treatment.

It is in the nature of children to misbehave from time of the time – sometimes children even “act out” as a result of a life-stressor such as the addition of a sibling. Behavioral disorders of childhood, however, are far more serious than occasional acting out. These disorders are characterized by an ongoing pattern of aggressive, hostile, or disruptive behaviors that persist six months or longer. The behaviors that children and teens with disruptive behavior disorders exhibit is not appropriate for those children’s ages. Actions associated with disruptive behaviors cause challenges for the child, family, and in school as they tremendously impact daily life. Additionally, they may also involve the violation of the rights of others. Behavioral disorders involve emotional dysregulation in addition to behavioral problems.

There are a number of behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence that can range from minor irritations to severely debilitating. Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a pattern of hostile, disobedient and defiant behaviors that are directed at adults and authority figures, such as teachers. Conduct disorder (CD) involves long-term problems with behavior that include defiant, impulsive behaviors, and criminal activity that violates the rights of others. Intermittent explosive behavior is characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, impulsive, violent behavior, or angry verbal outbursts out of proportion to the situation. While these behaviors occur along a spectrum of severity, what is known is that if left untreated, these disorders can develop into more intense disorders as the child ages, notably antisocial personality disorder. It is imperative that disruptive behavior disorders be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as they are suspected to reduce the likelihood of greater complications and increase more positive outcomes.