SAGE Program for Sexual minority and Gender Non-conforming Youth

The SAGE (Support – Advocacy – Guidance – Empowerment) track within the Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program provides Partial Hospital (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) services to high school youth with behavioral health needs within the LGBTQIA+ community.

SAGE YouthLGBTQIA+ youth face multiple challenges including increased risk of suicide, self-harm and substance abuse, challenges with interpersonal relations, bullying and self-esteem. Availability of affirming care from knowledgeable providers significantly reduces the risk of suicide, self-harm and substance abuse and contributes to more positive outcomes in mental health treatment.

The SAGE track consists of group, individual and family therapy 4-5 days per week. The track also includes, as part of PHP and IOP treatment, psychiatry consultation, medication management, monthly parent support groups, case management and discharge planning to affirming and knowledgeable outpatient community providers.

Staff at the SAGE track are committed to ongoing training and education to maintain current knowledge in the areas of medical and social transitioning, legal considerations and cultural competencies.

Treatment team consists of attending psychiatrist, clinician and case manager.

For additional information or questions

Ari Steinberg, PhD, Program Clinical Supervisor

Melissa Deasy, LCSW Program Manager

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