Richmond, VA – October 3, 2022: Hallmark Youthcare, a trauma-informed youth treatment facility has recently received ASAM 3.5 licensing. Dr. Jeri Cox, Clinical Director, shares that the Assessment & Diagnostic Program is a treatment tract that leverages robust clinical assessments to customize treatment plans.
These assessments, ranging from IQ, personality, and projective testing, create a comprehensive clinical assessment inventory to help providers stabilize the youth with the best evidence-based care and return them to their family. Providers also work to improve family dynamics and empower families with the skills and resources to help maintain the treatment outcomes when patients return home.
“Hallmark provides a safe, secure environment, where the youth have 24/7 access to support and therapies. Families also get a higher level of support, involvement, and resources to help prevent recidivism when the child returns home.”
Enhancing Youth Treatments with Family Involvement, Faster Diagnostics, and Greater Transparency
In a series of upgrades to the program, Dr. Cox shares that Hallmark Youthcare is teaming up with OWL Health, an outcome-based health company. This partnership will enable the development of better assessments for streamlined diagnostics and timely testing and reporting. The facility and the patient’s family will also be able to track their progression during the program.
Hallmark Youthcare’s program encourages families to stay connected through engagement activities, including family therapy and collaboration with the psychologist during the assessment process. The upgrades aim to collaborate with families and communities even more, including providing more resources for when the youth transitions back into the home.
“We really want to hear from the communities and families to understand their experience, their challenges, their knowledge of the youth and design the assessment measures according to what they're seeing so that we can best help the youth while they are in our program.”
These upgrades are expected to be in place by the end of October 2022.
About Hallmark Youthcare
Hallmark Youthcare is a short-term residential treatment program for boys and girls ages 11 through 17 with mental health, behavioral, and substance abuse challenges. For more information on treatment services and making referrals visit www.hallmarkyouthcare.org