Summer at Ryther: Short-Term Treatment in Cottages Helps Kids

Last summer, a scared and scarred 12 year old girl arrived at the cottage directly from Seattle Children’s inpatient program. “Lisa” stayed five weeks as she “stepped down” from a hospital environment, ensuring safety for both herself and her family. Cottage Behavioral Specialist staff implemented her individualized behavioral treatment plan developed by Ryther’s psychiatric, psychological, Cottage and therapy team. Medications were monitored and modified, while specific treatment interventions were modeled by staff for her parents for continuity and success when Lisa returned home.