Residential Treatment

When behavioral and emotional problems interfere with a young person’s ability to function well at school or at home, they need supervision for medical compliance and a structured environment to address behavioral, emotional and control issues.


Residential Care In New Kent

Cumberland’s Residential Services Program is designed for adolescents who have a chronic illness, brain injury or neurological impairment, providing them with a specialized medical atmosphere when hospitalization is not needed. The program can accommodate 16 residents and accepts young people with IQs of 55 or greater.

What to Expect

Residents are treated with respect and given choices, with their inappropriate behaviors redirected. With consistent interventions, they begin to internalize positive behaviors, which then become habitual. They gradually require less external structure and should be able to live in environments with less supervision after discharge.

Cumberland Hospital uses an interdisciplinary treatment team approach. Clinical assessment and treatment is managed by a child psychiatrist, a behavioral and developmental pediatrician, and whenever needed, consultations from specialists.

The core treatment team also includes a psychotherapist, case manager, teacher and recreational specialist, as well as behavioral counselors and nurses. When appropriate, Cumberland Hospital’s speech and language pathologists and physical and occupational therapists are part of the treatment team. Residents with neurological involvement are also treated by a physician.

Cumberland Hospital’s highly-trained staff members are specialists in pediatric development, and each resident’s Master Treatment Plan takes into account that adolescent’s unique, specialized needs.

Criteria for Admission:

  • 13–22 years of age
  • Diagnosis of chronic medical illness, brain injury or neurological disorders co-occurring with behavioral diagnosis
  • IQ of 55 and higher
  • Able to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) independently, requiring verbal cues or minimal physical assistance (reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Able to maneuver in the environment
  • Able to communicate verbally or independently with augmentative device
  • Requires only minimal rehabilitative services
  • Requires moderate level of nursing services
  • May have an education or learning disability and emotional disturbance or other health impairment
  • Able to participate daily in 5.5 hours of school

Individuals who do not meet these requirements may be appropriate for other programs offered by Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents.

Weekly Family Engagement

Psychiatric Emergency Inpatient

Serving those ages 5 to 17, this program serves children and adolescents in need of acute psychiatric stabilization. Our compassionate team of professionals can help these youth learn to improve emotion regulation, cognition, behavior and/or impulse control. Average length of stay (from admission to discharge) is 7 to 10 days.

Our goal is to help patients return to their home, school and community environment as quickly and safely as possible. The multidisciplinary team collaborates with community-based resources to help ensure a successful transition.

Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For emergencies, call 888-410-2642.

Neurobehavioral Residential Treatment

Serving children and adolescents (ages 7 to 22) with an IQ range of 35-75, our neurobehavioral residential program is designed for children and adolescents whose neurological impairments and profound developmental delays are compounded by a lack of control over their behavior.

With individual and group therapies and activities, we teach new skills and support positive behaviors. Patients also attend 5.5 hours of school daily at our on-site Cumberland Academy, a Virginia Department of Education accredited school.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment

When your child needs extended or more intensive treatment, our psychiatric residential program offers specialized services for adolescents (ages 13 to 17).

Patients with behavioral or emotional challenges may benefit from the daily structure at Cumberland Hospital. Residents receive medical supervision and care from our multidisciplinary staff, a child psychiatrist, therapists and nurses. Our program goal is to turn behavioral challenges into positive and productive behaviors, while helping patients live more independently after discharge.

Day Passes and Therapeutic Leave

As treatment progresses, the physician (in conjunction with the treatment team) may authorize passes. These passes give patients and their families a chance to practice skills in the community.

Therapeutic leaves, which are overnight passes, may be ordered by the physician toward the end of hospitalization to assist the patient and family in the transition to home.

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