Hallmark Youthcare

Get the help your child needs.

        • About Us
        • Our History

          At Hallmark Youthcare, we treat adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues triggered by past traumatic experiences. We strive to empower youth and their families to overcome their difficulties and fulfill their potential. Utilizing The Sanctuary Model, Building Bridges, and Trauma-Focused Therapy, we are committed to providing trauma-informed and individualized support to residents and their families.

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  • Sanctuary
        • Assessment & Diagnostic Services
        • Our Assessment and Diagnostic Services (A&D) provide a secure facility for children who do not have the necessary evaluations required to determine the most appropriate level of care…

        • Residential Treatment
        • Hallmark Youthcare’s comprehensive Adolescent Residential Treatment Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to individualized care…

        • Short Term Residential Care
        • Customization and flexibility are key to Hallmark Youthcare’s short-term treatment options for youth…

        • TSAY (Treatment for Sexually Acting Out Youth)
        • Our TSAY Program provides immediate and intensive early intervention services for male adolescents, who have demonstrated aggressive sexual behaviors…

        • Substance Abuse Program
        • The ASAM approved Substance Abuse Program is a specialty track within our traditional Residential Treatment Program (RTC) that utilizes the Stages of Change Model to focus on the impact of addictive behaviors on the resident, family, and community. The SA Program encourages re-evaluation of current behaviors and substance abuse while working to develop self-efficacy, responsibility, and self-help strategies.

        • Educational Program
        • As an accredited member of the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), McAfee Academy is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to offer both regular education and special education services…

        • Activity & Recreation Therapy
        • The Activity Therapy Department provides a variety of meaningful, constructive programs in a safe, supportive environment that foster growth and opportunity for reintegration into the community. A.T. works closely with the multidisciplinary team in creating a welcoming, and nurturing milieu for residents…

  • Admissions
        • Family Engagement
        • Stay updated on all the engaging family events and activities geared towards helping your child heal.

        • Family Visitation
        • Every Tuesday and Thursday evenings
          Family Visitation 6:00pm – 8:00pm

          Every Saturday and Sunday
          Family Visitation from 1:30pm – 4:30pm

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Short Term Residential Care

Hallmark Youthcare is committed to meeting the needs of youth in the least restrictive environment. Sometimes a youth requires a short stay to meet their needs before stepping down to a less secure placement or returning home. Our Treatment Team works closely with the resident, family and referral source to determine the most beneficial length of stay.

Clinical Services

The Treatment Team personalizes our range of clinical services, including:

  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Psychiatric services weekly
  • Nursing services 24/7
  • Individual Therapy three times per week. Therapists often employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when working with residents because this is an evidence-based best practice.
  • Family Therapy weekly
  • Process Group Therapy three times per week
  • Psychoeducational Groups (Anger Management, Chemical Dependency Education, Sanctuary psychoeducation, and Mind-Body education)
  • Activity Therapy #times per week
  • Life Skills Training
  • Case management
  • Sanctuary “Red Flag” meetings to address special concerns for a resident
  • Discharge planning

Therapeutic Community Living

Nurses and Mental Health Technicians trained in the Sanctuary Model provide 24/7 attention and supervision to residents. Safety of residents and staff is of primary importance. Twice daily, residents hold Sanctuary Community Meetings designed to assist with social skills, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation skills, and goal-setting. Residents are supported in their efforts to independently perform personal hygiene, room cleaning, laundry, stress management and social skill building in the residential community.

Recreational Services

Our Activities Therapy Department works with residents independently and in groups to teach them how to enjoy leisure time in fun, safe and cooperative ways.

Natural Supports

Discharge planning begins upon admission. Program Therapists work closely with families and referral sources to identify the best services and supportive persons in the resident’s community to help ensure the youth’s success upon return to a less restrictive environment.