Barboursville School

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Barboursville School for Adolescents

Barboursville School is a secure 24-hour psychiatric residential treatment facility providing mental health services for adolescents who have demonstrated harm to self or others. Its programming serves students who have severe clinical disorders with major deficits in family, social, educational and vocational adjustments, which cannot be served in less restrictive environments. Individualized treatment and education services are provided in a highly supervised and structured environment to both males and females ages 12 to 17.

Barboursville School offers full-day, extended-year education services staffed by a principal, school counselor and fully certified teachers, employed by the West Virginia Department of Education. The program and curriculum utilize a behavioral management system to incorporate a level system based on points earned throughout the day. Each level affords the student increased privileges and individual responsibilities. Therapies and treatment modalities include:

  • Individual and group therapy

  • Behavior management

  • Recreation therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training, designed by our in-house DBT consultation team

Admission & Referral

In order to attend The Barboursville School, the adolescent must be experiencing from the following mental health issues:

Primary Admittable Criteria

  • Major Depressive Disorder

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

  • Long Term Psychiatric Illness

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Severe Emotional Disturbances

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Debilitating Symptoms

Additionally, the adolescent must meet the following Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Standards:

  • Severe to acute psychiatric symptoms manifested from the qualifying diagnosis or condition (see above). The severity of these symptoms contraindicates treatment at a lower level of care safely occurring.

  • Severe functional impairment due to psychiatric diagnosis, in three or more major life domains (school performance, family relationships, interpersonal relations, communication/thought processes, self-care, and community) is documented.

  • Demonstrated inability to function in less restrictive levels of care within the previous three months, despite active participation in treatment based on clinical pathways addressing their qualifying condition.

Referrals can come from any source but are typically received through DHHR, the court system or the mental health system. For admission, provide a summary of the youth, along with records of treatment attempts, intellectual functioning, and current trauma needs. An MCM1 will be required before admission. Provide an APR referral if the youth is in state custody. All referral information is reviewed by the Program Director to determine admission eligibility.

For detailed program or referral information, please contact Lugene Saunders:

Phone: 304-736-0915
Fax: 304-736-0918
Email: [email protected]

Always Here to Help

River Park Hospital is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address your questions and concerns. To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information about our programs, please call 800-621-2673 or use our online contact form today. In case of medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.