The Acompanya’m Therapeutic Unit is a residential therapeutic and educational centre for boys and girls under the age of 18 who have mental disorders that are particularly complex together with delicate social, family or clinical conditions. The Unit cares for children under the guardianship of the Government of Catalonia, as well as boys and girls who are with their families and require particularly intense specialised care. Admittance and psycho-educational treatment is provided for a duration of 9 to 18 months.
With a maximum of 30 places, the Unit offers comprehensive and interdisciplinary care, which is coordinated with social and educational services in addition to intensive and personalised treatments that take into consideration the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial factors of children and adolescents.
An innovative model for caring for children
The Acompanya’m Therapeutic Unit follows an innovative model, thanks to:
- The structure of the centre, which is distributed into residential therapeutic units.
- The intensity of the individual, group and family treatments.
- The provision of psycho-educational healthcare.
- Treatment and care provided in the community and in the child’s environment.
The multidisciplinary team is composed of professionals from various areas of and mental healthcare and education, with a range of expertise that complement each other.
The Unit is well located in very accessible area on the outskirts of the city, with spacious facilities and outdoor areas for doing open-air activities.
The care provided by the Acompanya’m Therapeutic Unit is coordinated with the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) in a model where responsibilities are shared among the Department of Health, the Department of Education, the Directorate General for Child and Adolescent Care (DGAIA) and SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital.