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Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment Program

Comprehensive Assessment Program at Newport News Behavioral Health Center

The Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Newport News Behavioral Health Center serves male and females between the ages of 11–18. The program provides clinical assessment and treatment of youth with complex trauma and emotional, behavioral and psychiatric symptoms. It is designed to help parents, guardians and our staff gain an understanding of their adolescent’s presenting symptoms. It also helps us determine the most appropriate treatment options for the adolescent’s successful recovery.

The CAP program is designed to stabilize clients who may experience significant impairment in their thinking, mood or behavioral functioning. Participants receive specialized therapeutic interventions and programming in a highly structured environment.

After the assessment period, community partners in Newport News, VA, receive a final report with findings and recommends an appropriate aftercare plan. The assessment period may last 30, 60 or 90 days depending on the resident’s condition and treatment needs.

Download our program fact sheet here.

Program Components

  • 24-hour supervision in a secure facility
  • Weekly family therapy and education
  • Treatment planning completed within 10 days
  • Education five and a half hours per day
  • Nursing coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Master treatment plan development
  • Substance abuse services as needed
  • Therapy groups three times per week
  • Weekly clinical updates for family members, guardians and referral sources
  • Psychiatric assessment within 24 hours of admission
  • Urine drug screen within 24 hours of admission
  • Psychiatric follow-up weekly
  • Assigned case manager
  • Individual therapy three times per week
  • Discharge planning
  • Milieu group therapy groups daily
  • Comprehensive final report

Diagnostic Assessments

  • Psychological testing
  • Expressive arts therapy assessment
  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Recreation therapy assessment
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Education assessment
  • Medical history and physical exam
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Nursing assessment
  • Independent living skills assessment
  • Substance abuse assessment
  • Psychosexual and polygraph tests, as needed

The admissions department at Newport News Behavioral Health Center is staffed by caring, competent professionals who assist in placing a resident. The office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more about our admissions criteria.

Help and Hope are Here

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides behavioral health treatment services to children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment. If your child is struggling with behavioral or emotional issues, please call us at 757-888-0400 or use our online form. 

Licensed professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide confidential, no-cost assessments. In case of a medical emergency, please dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room right away.