Early Detection and Intervention Service

The Early Detection and Intervention Service (Service de détection et d'intervention précoce – SDIP) is a structure attached to the psychiatric ward of the Kirchberg Hospital, which provides assistance to adolescents with early-stage emotional and psychiatric disorders. To this end, the hospital has 3 psychologists, an educationalist and a doctor specialising in child psychiatry on staff.

The service offers a diagnosis and, wherre necessary, provides assistance and medical, psychiatric and social care to young people. It aims to provide individualised and age-appropriate assistance for all psychologically vulnerable young people who are potentially at risk of developing a mental disorder.

Pupils are referred to the SDIP by the secondary school, subject to the agreement of the parents or the adolescents themselves if they are 18 or over. Over the course of the process of assessment and therapeutic care, the SDIP works closely with the Psychosocial and Scholastic Assistance Department (Service psycho-social et d'accompagnement scolaires – SPAS) of the secondary school attended by the student. The particulars of the support provided by the SDIP and, where applicable, the student’s reintegration into school, are determined in concert with the school’s administrative staff.

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