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Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit

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When you’re looking for mental health help for your child or teen, you want the best care available, but it’s more than that. You want to be sure that your child won’t be scared, overwhelmed or invalidated. You want to know that they will be cared for the way you would care for them.

If your child or teen is experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis, we’re here for you. Our team is made up of highly trained, compassionate professionals who really want to help.

Need Help Right Away?

If you or someone else is in the midst of a mental health or substance abuse crisis, you can always talk to someone right away by calling our 24-hour emergency service line at 757-925-2484.

BRIDGES – Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit

Our Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit, provided through the regionally funded BRIDGES Program, offers short-term residential crisis services for youth up to age 17.

What Is the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit?

The Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit is a safe environment where children and teens up to age 17 can stabilize during a mental health or substance abuse crisis. This short-term program helps to avoid a hospitalization and gets your child better and back home to you as soon as possible.

Where is the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit?

Our BRIDGES campus in Windsor, Virginia provides youth with a beautiful and soothing place to get better.

What Happens at BRIDGES (Children’s Crisis Stabilization Program)?

The program provides up to 15 days of crisis services to youth and their families, designed to treat:

  • Mood disorders
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Behavioral disorders

Some of the treatments used at our Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy

Some of the types of therapy we use are:

  • Solution-focused
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational interviewing

These treatment programs can help your child with:

  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Coping strategies

In addition to short-term treatment, the program also offers:

  • Care coordination
  • Case management
  • Psychiatric services

Can I Visit My Child at the BRIDGES Campus?

Not only are visits ok, they’re encouraged. We hope you will visit, participate in family therapy, and be involved however you can. Family involvement is an integral part of the healing process.

Children’s Crisis Stabilization Keeps Your Child Out of a Psychiatric Hospital – And at Home With You

We strive to provide evidence-based, holistic approaches to the treatment and care of the community members we serve, and our youth are no less important.

On the BRIDGES campus, your child will have access to a whole team of professionals ready and eager to help, including:

  • A psychiatrist
  • A registered nurse
  • Licensed and licensed-eligible mental health professionals
  • Human services professionals

The services and care provided through this program are designed to keep youth out of psychiatric hospitals and at home with their families. You, your child and your whole family will also learn how to take what you learn home with you and develop a plan that will help keep your family strong, intact and mentally healthy.

BRIDGES is a short-term crisis avoidance program. We may recommend continued care for your child and/or family’s unique situation.

Is Your Child Hurting? Helping Is Easier Than You Think

Seeing your child in pain is one of the most difficult things a parent can experience. It’s worse when you feel like there’s nothing you can do – But we want you to know that if your child or teen is hurting, you can help.

It’s as easy as asking for help. If you need short-term crisis stabilization for your child or teen, call us at 757-758-5106 or submit an online request for same-day access.

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