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

  • Contact Us

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  We would like to make you aware of the steps Hallmark Youthcare is taking in response to the growing health concerns related to COVID-19.
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Activity & Recreation Therapy

The Activity Therapy Department provides a variety of therapeutic and engaging programs in a safe and supportive environment that fosters growth and the opportunity for reintegration into the community. Activity Therapy works closely with the multidisciplinary team in creating a welcoming and nurturing milieu for residents.  This is done in a way which honors and respects the resident’s strengths, gender, age, and ethnic and cultural differences. 

The programs are planned in accordance with the resident’s capabilities, interests, and needs based on the S.E.L.F. Model in order to promote healing. These activities allow the residents to:

  • Feel empowered and practice utilizing their safety plan.
  • Express their emotions in a positive manner.
  • Develop positive coping skills to work through trauma, grief, and loss.
  • Set goals to assist them in moving towards the future.
Therapeutic Recreation groups are scheduled each week to include leisure awareness, team building, and social skills activities. 

Team building is experiential therapy which uses a combination of initiatives, therapeutic group activities, and group building skills to foster self-discovery, confidence, teamwork, communication, and group process. Social skills groups are structured activities that provide awareness of acceptable behaviors, build self esteem, self control, respect for the rights of others, and a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions.  Leisure recreation groups include community outings, co-ed socials, sports, and other special activities. This includes activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, music, and group games. These leisure awareness groups encourage the residents to develop skills that can be carried over to discharge in order to pursue personal interests and to better cope.

Additionally, the Activity Therapy Department is comprised of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, a Board Certified Music Therapist, and a Therapeutic Yoga Instructors.

The Activity Therapy Department provides 1 on 1 therapeutic interventions and family engagement opportunities for residents and their support systems.