SandyPines is proud to offer one of the few children’s programs of its kind in the state of Florida. Our Sea Turtle Children’s Unit offers behavioral health treatment for male and female children ages 5–12 in a safe and secure therapeutic environment. This unit boasts a vibrant, colorful and playful atmosphere with its own private outdoor play area for supervised outdoor playtime and a bright indoor playroom utilized daily for games, therapeutic exercises, movie time and reinforcement and recreation activities.
The Sea Turtle Children’s Unit also has direct access from the residential environment to our school, Riverbend Academy. Here children attend class during regular school days in the elementary school classrooms.
At SandyPines, we understand kids need to be kids. Our recreation and creative therapy components expose the children to expressive arts, basic sports skills, team play and outdoor and nature-based activities. SandyPines requires family participation in treatment and support ongoing family interaction. We invite parents to talent shows and art shows to showcase their child’s talents. We also host family cookouts and family-fun activities on weekends. Parents are also encouraged to participate in special family dinners on Wednesdays and Fridays.
For parents living outside of our immediate area and needing accommodation, SandyPines has partnered with Molly’s House, a hospital hospitality house located in Stuart, Florida—15 minutes away from our facility.
Our goal is to provide exceptional mental health treatment all while allowing each resident to still be a kid!