The mission of Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services is to help children who have suffered severe trauma, to support their families, and to end generational patterns of abuse and neglect. By providing high-quality therapeutic, residential, educational and community-based services, we equip children to lead independent and productive lives.
Top 5 Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2016
Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services, founded as an orphanage in 1855, is now a residential treatment program serving at-risk children in Virginia. We are nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, demonstrating that we implement high performance standards and deliver high quality services.
Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health
Services (JFBHS) has transitioned from a children’s home to a behavioral health
organization providing residential treatment services to children with severe emotional
health disorders. Children in our care have
received a variety of prior in-home, community-based and residential services.
They have experienced multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, and we are often
their last hope.
JFBHS provides cutting-edge, evidence-based treatment interventions with a trauma-focused emphasis. We specialize in the treatment of children diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Quite often, these children also have additional disorders as well.
Our rural location is very conducive to therapeutic healing. Many residents have a prior history of running away and – while a runaway – become involved with dangerous and self-injurious behaviors. Our setting is devoid of distractions and bad influences, and is a therapeutic environment.
Our treatment team has years of experience and we have a world-renowned psychiatrist as our psychiatric consultant. Two psychiatrists, two clinical psychologists, two neurotherapists and nine clinical social workers round out our therapeutic staff.
Spiritual development plays a major role in our holistic treatment efforts. This program is entirely voluntary, however our full-time chaplain is often a buffer to help residents understand and appreciate the purpose and value of treatment efforts when old wounds and scars are opened in the therapeutic process. She also teaches character education and Holy Yoga. The yoga classes complement the treatment effort by reducing stress and anxiety and promoting emotional regulation.
A recent trend has seen the number of parental placements increase dramatically. Our therapists work with parents and caregivers to help them understand their children’s disorders and needs, and to prepare them for their child’s return home. Such collaborative work leads to more successful interventions.
Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services strives to be a nationwide leader in the provision of residential treatment for children with serious emotional disorders. We have been able to achieve positive outcomes where other services and interventions have been unsuccessful.
The Gwaltney School is licensed to provide educational services from grades seven through twelve and was established because the children coming into our care are two or more years behind in grade level. Regular education, special education, GED preparation, and vocational training in the form of the Certified Nurse’s Aide Program, pharmacy technician, certified medical records technician, phlebotomy and Serve Save food service certification are all offered.
The Trauma Learning Center (TLC) is a residential treatment program serving children with moderate to severe emotional disorders. TLC incorporates cutting-edge, evidence-based practices to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We are the only program in the Mid-Atlantic serving children with BPD and is one of only a handful in the nation.
70 percent of our clients completed the program and were returned to their homes with parents, relatives, or foster home, or transitioned to independent living arrangements
We provide cutting-edge, evidence-based treatment interventions with a trauma-focused emphasis. We specialize in the treatment of children diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder who also often have additional disorders.
Our rural location is very conducive to helping these children. Many of our residents have a history of running away and – while running – engaging in self-injurious behaviors. Our setting discourages running away and is devoid of distractions and negative influences.
Our treatment team has years of experience in working with children such as our, and we are very fortunate to have a world-renowned psychiatrist serving as our psychiatric consultant.
Spiritual development plays a major role in our holistic treatment efforts. Our Spiritual Program is entirely voluntary, however our full-time chaplain is often a buffer to help residents understand and appreciate the purpose and value of treatment efforts. Our chaplain also teaches character education and Holy Yoga. The yoga classes complement the treatment effort by helping reduce stress and anxiety and promoting emotional regulation.
A current trend has been a dramatic increase in the number of parental placements. In recent history we would have one or two children who were placed at JFH by parents or guardians. Now, 25% of our children are parental placements and this number continues to grow.
We welcome this trend because our therapists are able to work with parents and caregivers to help them understand their children’s disorders and needs. Working with the parents in addition to their children leads to greater success and healing.
Jackson Feild Homes strive to be a nationwide leader in the provision of residential treatment services for children with serious emotional disorders. We have been able to achieve positive outcomes where other services and interventions have been unsuccessful.
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