Areas to Support
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Meriter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatric program (CAP) exists to help children in crisis by providing individualized, short-term treatment in an inpatient setting. CAP addresses the unique mental health needs of children, 6 to 18 years old, in South Central Wisconsin. Annually, more than 800 children and young adults receive care at CAP.
•75% of Dane County children and adolescents in need of inpatient mental health care come to Meriter
Our reputation for compassionate and innovative care is considered an industry best practice and our patients learn problem solving skills in a nurturing environment. The highly trained care team of psychiatrists, therapists, nurses and social workers reach out to families each day during a patient's stay as well as after a child is discharged to provide ongoing support and resources.
A gift to CAP can provide life changing hope to a young child. In the past year, donor support was instrumental in the addition of a new Sensory Room, which features exercise balls, special lighting, weighted vest and blanket and other tactile items that have a calming effect for young patients.