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Treatment for Adolescents

When adolescents, ages 12 to 18, experience severe emotional crisis or struggle with ongoing behavioral issues, parents can turn to Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health for specialized care. Our highly structured acute inpatient and Partial Hospitalization treatment programs focus on helping children deal with feelings of depression, anxiety, anger and other mood and/or behavior disorders. We also offer a trauma-informed residential treatment program for adolescents who have had difficulty with more traditional therapy methods.

Adolescent Inpatient Treatment

We provide inpatient hospitalization for adolescents, ages 12 to 18, who are in a mental health crisis. Following an initial assessment and crisis stabilization, our staff, led by an adolescent psychiatrist develops individualized treatment programs for each patient.

Adolescent Residential Care

Our residential treatment program features age-specific units for adolescent boys and girls, ages 11 to 17, and is conducted in a therapeutic setting to help address a wide-range of mental health needs. Residential treatment can be the best option for teens that have persistent mental health treatment needs, despite ongoing involvement in therapy.

Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

For patients not requiring an inpatient level of care, Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health provides a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as an outpatient service for adolescents, ages 12 to 18. PHP addresses the developmental, emotional and psychiatric concerns of each patient through a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focus.

School Information

Kempsville Center’s Acute program is focused on providing a secure, protective environment for your child/teen to focus on their emotional wellness. While your student will not be required to work on missed lessons/materials; for many working on assignments can ease their transition back to home and school.

Academic Support
There are four hours of time each day scheduled for your student to work on school assignments as they are able. Special Education Certified teachers provide support as needed to each student with questions about their assignments as well provide alternative activities such as word problems, critical thinking activities and other “brain games.”

Getting assignments to Kempsville Center
A Release of Information must be on file for your child’s school.
Make contact with your child’s school to get assignments collected:

  • PLEASE NOTE: all school work must be done in paper and pencil
  • No computers are used during the acute academic times.
  • Guidance counselors are often a good point of contact for collecting assignments.
  • Provide the student’s guidance counselor/teacher with the contact information below for any worksheets/reading material that can be emailed/faxed with the student’s name CLEARLY stated in the subject line/Fax Cover Sheet:

[email protected] – Director of Education
[email protected] – Acute Teacher
757-455-0214 – education department fax number

Textbooks and worksheets can also be delivered directly to Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health by family/guardian.

Upon Discharge:
All completed assignments will be returned to the student at discharge to take back to school with them. (If student does not have assignments at discharge, please contact the Director).

Acute Program Schedule

Below is a sample of how we provide a therapeutic approach to your child/teen during their treatment. We work to balance therapy, life skills, group processing, recreation and down time into a cohesive program that provides your child/teen with structure and 24/7 supervision.

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We’re Here to Help. Contact Us Today.

If your child or teen is facing difficulties with mental health, Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health may be able to help. Call 757-461-4565 or Contact Us online today for a no-cost, confidential assessment. No referral or emergency room visit is needed.