Our Adolescent Residential Program offers age-appropriate
care for young people between the ages of 14 and 18. We provide two therapeutic settings including a co-ed, dormitory style program along with a 5-bed, co-ed residential home that offers enhanced opportunities for independent life skills training and experience.
If your child is struggling with behaviors and symptoms that have made it hard to function well at home, in school and in the community, we can help. Our primary goal is to help the young person in your life work toward rejoining his or her community as a healthy, successful individual.
Who is Appropriate for Adolescent Residential Care?
The young people in our program may be struggling with a variety of psychiatric and behavioral issues including:
- Self-harming behaviors
- Oppositional defiant disorders (tantrums, arguing, and angry or disruptive behaviors)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Assessment & Evaluation
We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment and evaluation that involves your child, your family, and community providers or case managers. The results will help us design an individualized treatment plan for your child that that can be modified as your child’s emotional and behavioral needs change.
We begin each adolescent’s discharge plan immediately upon admission. Your child will also be assessed regularly to ensure he or she is receiving the appropriate level of care. The Brattleboro Retreat’s Adolescent Residential program is designed to accommodate your adolescent’s individual needs, no matter how short or long their stay.
Services & Treatment
Young people in our Adolescent Residential Program have access to the Brattleboro Retreat’s comprehensive continuum of psychological and medical care. Our highly trained staff utilizes an array of clinical interventions to teach self-motivation, personal accountability, integrity, responsible decision-making, and the ability to see oneself as a valuable, worthwhile human being. These age-appropriate services can include:
- Individual counseling (therapy)
- Family and group counseling
- Medication management
- Psychological testing
- Substance abuse assessment and treatment
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Experiential Groups.
To ensure continued academic progress while in our care, your adolescent will attend the Retreat’s on-campus, Vermont-approved Meadows Educational Center.
For more information about Adolescent Residential Care, and the Brattleboro Retreat’s other programs & services for mental health and addiction issues, call 802-258-3700 or go to our Central Intake Department.