Established in 2003, the Residential Programs of YES Behavioral Health are licensed therapeutic residential programs, serving adolescent boys and girls, ages 12-18 and young adults ages 18-20 from all regions of the State of Virginia. Located in the central region of Virginia, the program is community-based and incorporates many local resources into the program. We provide best practices at our Residential Program by adhering to the regulatory standards and best practices of therapeutic care.
To meet the unique needs of the youth at YES, we have a team of dedicated professionals trained extensively in all areas of crisis/child management and mental health issues. The staff uses a team approach to provide 24-hour quality care to each youth and one-on-one individualized time to address each youth's specific needs. Individual growth includes life skills, connecting youth with family, psycho-educational groups, adventure-based activities, self-esteem, anger management, and gaining an understanding of their pasts and how to cope with whatever issues they face. Length of placement varies according to the individual needs of the youth. No arbitrary minimum or maximum length of stay has been established. More importantly, emphasis is placed upon individual development within the group home environment.