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Comprehensive 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 female clients between the ages of 11–18. It is a time-limited program that provides expert evaluation and treatment of youth who have complex emotional, behavioral and psychiatric symptoms. This specialized program assists parents, guardians and other involved individuals in answering critical questions regarding their adolescent, such as understanding their presenting symptoms and determining the ideal treatment options for success.

The CAP program is designed to stabilize clients who may be experiencing significant impairment in their thinking, mood or behavioral functioning. Participants receive specialized therapeutic interventions and programming in a highly structured environment. After the 30, 60 and 90-day period of evaluation, community partners receive a comprehensive final report that conveys assessment findings and makes a recommendation as to the appropriate plan of continuing care for the client.

Program Components:

  • 24-hour supervision in a secure facility
  • Weekly family therapy/education
  • Multidisciplinary treatment plan completed within 10 days
  • Education five and a half hours per day
  • 24 hours a day nursing coverage
  • Substance abuse assessment, including SASSI
  • Master treatment plan development
  • Substance abuse services as needed
  • Psychotherapy groups three times per week
  • Weekly clinical updates for family/guardian and referral sources
  • Psychiatric evaluation within 24 hours of admission
  • Urine drug screen within 24 hours of admission
  • Psychiatric follow up weekly
  • Assigned case manager
  • Individual psychotherapy three times per week
  • Coordinated discharge planning
  • Milieu group therapy groups daily
  • Comprehensive final report

Diagnostic Assessments:

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

The admissions department at Newport News Behavioral Health Center is staffed by caring, competent professionals who will provide assistance 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.

Program Fact Sheet – download here

Help and Hope are Here

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health treatment services to children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment. If your child is struggling with behavioral health issues, please call us at 757-888-0400. We offer no-cost assessments 24/7.