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During psychiatric residential treatment, youth receive intensive clinical services in a home-like environment with 24-hour supervision and support from our trained clinicians and staff. Youth learn emotion regulation and copy skills and practice the skills they are learning while enjoying fun and educational community outings. Some youth attend Niles Prep, our K-12 private school approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, while others may attend school in the community.

Our primary goal is to help each child safely transition back to their community with improved emotion regulation and cognitive processing skills.

Our sister organization, KVC Hospitals, also operates psychiatric residential treatment centers in Kansas City, KS and Hays, KS.

If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health or would like to make a client referral to KVC Niles:

Call us at (913) 890-7468

Residential Treatment Includes:

  • Full medical, clinical and nursing assessments
  • Intensive psychiatric care and medication management
  • Individual, family and group therapy sessions
  • Case coordination
  • Innovative treatment and education to teach youth about their brains and how to regulate their emotions
  • Approved alternative education for grades K-12. Children are able to receive credits, educational testing, and IEP services.

What to Expect During Admission:

KVC Niles, psychiatric residential treatmentWhen a client or family arrives for admission, a nurse or other healthcare professional will meet them in our lobby and escort them to one of our visiting rooms. In this room, KVC will:

  • Ask parents/guardians to complete the admission paperwork, providing consent and contact information
  • Provide education about the treatment program and our highly-trained staff
  • Assign the client a bedroom
  • Integrate the client into therapeutic activities as soon as possible

We know that sometimes it can be difficult for parents/guardians to be onsite with their child due to different life circumstances. When that is the case, as long as the parents/guardians send us the completed consent paperwork we can complete the admission process over the phone.

What to Expect at Discharge

To help ensure continued success, our treatment team works with each child’s parents/guardians to create an aftercare plan and coordinate follow-up care in their home community. We believe that follow up services are essential to a child’s sustained progress, and when possible, we will help schedule these appointments.

Aftercare services might include individual therapy, family therapy/education, specialized educational services, medication management, psychosocial/supportive groups, substance use treatment, attendant care and/or case management services.


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For questions about our residential treatment program, contact Associate Director of Program Services, Phillip Caldwell, at pcaldwell@kvc.org.


If you’re concerned about your child or need to refer a client for treatment, complete the form below: