Trauma is a result of physical, emotional, sexual abuse or abuse and neglect. Adolescents that have experienced trauma will have various responses which may result in behaviors that make it difficult for the child to function in society. Our staff is dedicated to assessing and healing the trauma so that the individual can return to the community and resume his or her life.
The team of caring professionals at Newport News Behavioral Health Center starts with administering a trauma assessment and follow up with evidence-based treatment to promote growth and healing from the trauma.
Newport News Behavioral Health Center staff works with male and female residents who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. A dedicated unit (Golden Stars) offers female residents a secure, caring, and enriched environment in which they can grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.
Experienced licensed and/or license eligible master’s level therapists utilize the evidence-based treatment modality Seeking Safety.
Seeking Safety was designed for males and females with trauma history, but who do not meet criteria for PTSD. Females ages 11-17, with an IQ of 60 and above are considered for the trauma unit.