Children and Adolescent Care

At UofL Health – Peace Hospital, we are dedicated to helping children and adolescents with problems such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional behavior, bipolar disorder, unresolved grief and trauma and substance use disorders, as well as other psychiatric and dual diagnosis disorders.

Peace Hospital provides a full array of services for children and adolescents that includes partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs and aftercare services. We offer evidence-based best practices such as 12-step facilitation, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy and an individualized treatment plan.

Our services include:

Signs and symptoms

Contact Peace Hospital

2020 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

Assessment and Referral Center: 502-451-3333

Assessment and Referral Center - Lexington: 859-313-3515

Innovations inpatient programs

Based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Innovations Program provides inpatient treatment to children and adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) that are experiencing acute behavioral and psychiatric symptoms. Inpatient treatment includes psychiatric care, individual/group and family therapy, expressive therapy, educational services and 24-hour nursing care.

To meet the unique needs of children and adolescents diagnosed with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability, the Innovations Program provides specialized treatment services that include Applied Behavior Analysis, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

Using an evidence-based approach to care, treatment is aimed at decreasing the occurrence of challenging behaviors through environmental modifications and teaching functional replacement behaviors. Throughout the admission, our multidisciplinary team of professionals works collaboratively with families and caregivers to provide training, support and case management to aid in a successful transition back into the home and school environment.

For information about our No Charge Assessment, call 502-451-3333.

Hippotherapy and equine therapy services

"Riding for Peace" provides hippotherapy and equine therapy to children and adolescents admitted to the Innovations Program. Through the direction of our occupational and speech and language therapists, this program provides opportunities for therapy using an alternative yet innovative treatment modality. Utilizing equine movement, our therapists provide patients with a multi-sensory experience that improves functional outcomes in the areas:

  • Physical gait
  • Posture sensory processing
  • Social skills
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Self-esteem

Treatment is provided by a multi-disciplinary team

The innovations program offers an array of therapeutic services to meet each individual's specific needs. In addition, parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in their child's treatment through team meetings, family sessions and visitations with your child.

  • Psychiatry
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Case management and discharge planning
  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Occupational and speech therapy
  • Jefferson County Public Schools

The multi-disciplinary team of professionals works collaboratively to develop an individual treatment plan designed to address each patient's unique needs. The goal of each admission is to develop interventions that assist the patient in reaching behavioral stabilization while providing parents and caregivers with the necessary resources to decrease the need for future hospitalizations. For more information or to schedule a no-charge assessment, please contact our Assessment and Referral Center at 502-451-3333.

Partial Hospitalization - "Crossroads"

“Crossroads” offers intensive behavioral health treatment to school-age (ages 5-18) youth that have psychiatric and substance use difficulties that require more intensive treatment than weekly therapy or intensive outpatient. For the youth that does not require inpatient treatment, it serves as a step-down program to provide a smoother transition back into the community. Our team of professionals includes licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors, licensed therapists and registered nurses. Family participation is strongly recommended.

All paths include:

  • A personalized treatment plan designed by a multidisciplinary team of experts including nursing and child/adolescent psychiatrists
  • Individual sessions with licensed therapists
  • Mandated family therapy sessions
  • Group therapy sessions including art, activity and music
  • School-based academic services through Jefferson County Public Schools (Peace Academy)
  • Point-based behavioral incentive system


Three different paths

Crossroads Elementary

  • Kindergarten through fifth grade

  • Evidence-based treatment model

  • Monday - Friday | 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Crossroads South

  • Middle and high school students

  • Primary psychiatric disorder diagnosis

  • Evidence-based treatment model

  • Random drug screens as needed

  • Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Crossroads North

  • Middle and high school students

  • Primary substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders

  • Evidence-based curriculum, The Seven Challenges®

  • Weekly random drug screens

  • Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

We accept most forms of insurance including commercial and Medicaid MCOs. Financial assistance can be requested but is not guaranteed. For more information, please contact Amory Haley at

2020 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

Assessment and Referral Center: 502-451-3333

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