The Division of Child Psychiatry provides three primary services. The first service consists of outpatient evaluations, consultation, and treatment to all children in the catchment area. The second service consists of inpatient treatment provided through the adolescent units, the School-age unit and the Developmental Disabilities unit at the affiliated hospital,Spring Harbor Hospital (SHH) , which has 46 child and adolescent beds.
The third service offers consultations to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center and to community-based agencies such as residential and day treatment centers for emotionally disturbed youngsters, public schools, and the Department of Human services. The Child and Adolescent Residency Program at Maine Medical Center also has a training affiliation with the Child Psychiatry Division of Dartmouth Medical School--Brattleboro Retreat, consisting of training symposia and other exchange of faculty.
To carry out these services, and to aid in training, the Child Psychiatry Division has 24 faculty members, eight MMC/SHH Child Psychiatrists, 10 community-based child psychiatrists, and eight masters-level social workers. Child Psychiatry Residents receive a minimum of two hours of case supervision per week plus additional supervision as they rotate the various services.