The BRIDGE Program is a residential treatment program that is designed for children between the ages of eight and 12 who have been sexually, physically and/or emotionally abused and are experiencing psychological, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Their length of stay in this program may range from approximately six to 12 months.
This program is designed for children who have been abused and are in need of intensive therapy to help them understand their abuse and control their behaviors. We strongly believe that treating traumatized children requires specialized treatment. We ensure a safe and structured environment that allows the child to adequately explore and master the effects of their trauma, thus allowing them to acknowledge the trauma without it becoming debilitating.
These children are treated with a cognitive behavioral therapy approach including:
- Group Therapy specific to abuse reactive issues
- Social Skills training
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Individual Therapy
- Family Education and Therapy
- Psychiatric/Medical Management
- On-grounds school provided by a WV certified teacher
The referral process for this program is separate from regular hospital referrals. For information, please contact the program director, Lisa Gue, at (304) 526-8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.