Edwards School

Who we are

We are a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, therapists, mental health treatment staff, and educational specialists working with clients and families to help them understand and manage their mental health needs.

Our purpose

We are committed to providing effective clinical treatment for children and adolescents struggling to manage mental health symptoms in the home and community.

Who we serve

In our program we serve children and adolescents, ages 5 – 17, whose mental health difficulties impact their ability to be successful in their homes, schools, and communities.  In addition to services during the school day we also offer access to a 24 hour crisis line for issues that may arise in the home setting.

Our Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization program is designed for children and adolescents who are either currently receiving frequent and intensive outpatient services, including psychiatric services, or are stepping down from a residential or hospital program.

Services we provide:

Psychiatric Day Treatment

Children attend the Day Program from 8:45am – 2:45pm. During this time, children participate in the following:

  • Medication management with a child psychiatrist
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Therapeutic treatment groups
  • Individual skills training
  • Academic instruction with a licensed special education teacher

All services are clinically directed by Child & Family Therapists and supported by mental health treatment staff.

Therapy

Each child is assigned a Child & Family Therapist, who meets 1-2 times weekly with the client and their family for individual and family therapy appointments.

Portland Public Schools

Children receive academic instruction by Portland Public School special education teachers. Our partnership with this district creates a unique treatment opportunity to address how a child’s mental health challenge may be impacting their ability to be a successful learner and student in the school environment.

How it is funded

Clients are funded in the Day Treatment program either by their family’s private insurance coverage or by Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Trillium contracts with many different private insurance companies. Please contact your health insurance company to determine if Day Treatment/ Partial Day Hospitalization is covered through your plan. Clients with public funding are often referred through their County Family Care Coordinator, Wrap-Around Coordinator, or other OHP representative.

How we measure success

Each child is given an Individualized Plan of Care, which outlines areas of focus in treatment as well as long- and short-term goals to measure the client’s progress in treatment. Goals are reviewed monthly in a formal meeting to discuss and review treatment progress and potential discharge from Day Treatment. When treatment goals are met and children graduate from the Day Treatment program, a Child and Family Therapist works with the local school districts to ensure successful transitions back to a client’s home school. Transition plans may also include aftercare appointments with a psychiatrist, individual and family therapy, group therapy, skills training, and referrals to a primary care physician.

Trillium’s full array of services

Trillium Family Services offers the complete continuum of care, from prevention to secure inpatient level
mental health services. This facilitates seamless transitions and allows children to be treated in the most
appropriate, most effective, and least restrictive level of care possible.

Please contact our Access Department for more information or to make a referral:

p: 1 (888) 333-6177
e: services@trilliumfamily.org
CLICK HERE for a list of information needed to make a referral

Day Treatment in the Portland Metro area is located at:
Edwards School
1715 SE 32nd Place
Portland, OR 97214
p: 503-963-4920