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Program for Sexually Aggressive Males

Project Valor: Residential Treatment for Sexually Abusive Males

Newport News Behavioral Health Center offers our Project Valor Program, residential treatment for adolescents in need of intensive sex offender treatment. This residential treatment program is intended for male sexual offenders and sexual abusers, ages 11 to 17.

Males are served on two units. One unit houses 11- to 13-year-olds. The other unit houses 14- to 17-year-olds. Our goal is to provide a supportive environment of positive peer culture. We strive to help residents accept ownership of their offending behavior, recognize their strengths and develop appropriate social skills.

A close assessment of the cognitive distortions that contributed to their offending behavior is emphasized, as well as establishing an internal focus of control. Residents will establish a safety network of people who are committed to helping them remain free from sexually re-offending.

We believe that within a positive peer culture, adolescent males can develop self-worth, significance, dignity and responsibility. We examine the youth’s presenting problem as well as other behavioral issues, psychiatric issues and educational needs in the development of the multidisciplinary treatment plan. Each youth is surrounded by a community of caring professionals as they work towards healthy sexuality and appropriate social behavior.

The program is directed by a master’s level and certified sex offender treatment provider which includes license eligible master’s level therapists. Download our program fact sheet.

Mission of Project Valor

The mission of Project Valor is to provide quality treatment specific to sex offending behaviors and sexually abusive behaviors. By re-educating young men to respect and value themselves and others, the cycle of violence can be interrupted. The mission is consistent with the nationally recognized goal of all sexually abusive behavior treatment, ‘no more victims.’

Project Valor is a treatment program designed around the core belief that adolescents deserve treatment for their sexually abusive behaviors in a strength-based environment. We believe that treatment can be maximized through individualized treatment planning that encompasses the adolescent’s specific developmental issues, method of learning and individual strengths. 

Treatment is provided in a non-shaming, non-judgmental environment. Staff encourages residents to gain insight and take full responsibility for their sexually offending behavior. The program is cognitive-behaviorally based and employs a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that treatment is individualized, innovative and collaborative.

Treatment Components

  • Sexually abusive-specific group therapy
  • Individual and group therapies
  • Licensed and accredited education services
  • Psychosexual evaluation
  • Polygraph evaluation
  • Weekly family therapy
  • 24-hour nursing services
  • Social skills training
  • Aggression replacement training
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Independent living skills training
  • Expressive therapies
  • Therapeutic recreational therapy
  • Discharge and aftercare plans
  • Monthly family support group

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.

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.