Our acute services provide short-term crisis care for children and adolescents ages six to 17 whose psychiatric difficulties require emergency intervention by a team of mental health professionals.

Kids in recreation therapy

These services are appropriate for children and adolescents with a recent history of being a threat to themselves, others or property; or have impaired functioning due to mental health or substance abuse problems.

We provide crisis acute care that targets acute symptoms in order to transition to a lower level of care in the community.

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Life skills group
  • Medication management
  • Other interventions as indicated, such as substance abuse groups
  • Safe, therapeutic surroundings

Children experience safe, therapeutic surroundings and staff who are attentive, validating, consistent, calm, predictable, caring and empathetic.

Riverside Academy
Riverside Academy is our private, on-site school for students ages 12 to 18. It is fully licensed by the Board of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.