We provide inpatient hospitalization for children, ages 4 to 11, who are in a mental health crisis. Following an initial assessment and crisis stabilization, our staff, led by a child psychiatrist develops individualized treatment programs for each patient. The treatment programs consist of intensive therapeutic interventions that help assist the child in developing tools they need to cope in the world.
The multidisciplinary team consists of:
Our goals during your child or adolescent’s stay include:
The acute inpatient program at Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health consists of therapeutic techniques, including:
During your child’s acute inpatient stay, he or she will have the option to work on current school assignments under the guidance of a certified special education teacher. This is not a school program; however, if your child does not have school work available or does not choose to complete school work during hospitalization, he or she will be provided with alternative activities to keep them engaged and active.
We believe that every child and family holds the foundations to be successful, and our team of mental health professionals is dedicated to helping you identify those strengths.
We accept most insurances, including TRICARE®.
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.
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:
Textbooks and worksheets can also be delivered directly to Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health by family/guardian.
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).
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.