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Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health treatment for males and females, ages 11-18, in a safe and secure, therapeutic environment.

Admissions for Residential Treatment

Admission Criteria for NNBHC Residential Treatment Programs (to include Assessment, Substance Abuse, Trauma):

  • Male and female adolescents
  • Age range on admission: 11 to 18
  • Full Scale IQ score of 60 or greater
  • Individual is not acutely suicidal or homicidal
  • Needs a secure setting to evaluate or address behavioral, social, emotional, and psychological needs
  • Individual has been unsuccessful at lesser levels of care

Exclusionary Criteria for General Residential Treatment Programs (Including Assessment, Substance Abuse, Trauma):

  • IQ Below 60
  • Significant Medical Concerns
  • Actively Suicidal or Homicidal Requiring Acute Hospitalization
  • Alcohol/Drug Addiction Requiring Medical Detox
  • Individual is unable to participate in treatment planning or to respond to therapeutic interventions
  • Felony Charge or Adjudicated with Felony Assault in less than one year (exception Project Valor)
  • Sexual Predatory Behavior
  • Adjudicated Sexual Offender
  • Danger to Self or Others Due to Acute Psychosis
  • Individual is severely disorganized and/or psychotic so as to render the person a danger to self or others and requires acute hospitalization
  • Individual has had a serious incident of cutting, requiring outside medical attention within the past 60 days
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