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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Residential Treatment

At Hallmark Youthcare, we treat adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues triggered by trauma. Loss, neglect, abuse, and/or other traumas affect development in myriad physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual ways. Traumatized children develop strategies for coping- some functional and some dysfunctional. We strive to empower youth and their families to overcome their difficulties and fulfill their potential.

Hallmarks residential program uses The Sanctuary Model, a comprehensive approach to providing a safe, supportive, secure and therapeutic environment to promote healing. Building on the strengths of each child, our program addresses four key areas:

Safety: physical, emotional, social, and moral

Emotional regulation skills

Loss and trauma therapy

Future vision and goals for a better life

At These four areas are known as the SELF framework. Every aspect of residential care, from community living to therapy, incorporates an emphasis on these areas.

Components of Residential Treatment

Hallmark Youthcare’s comprehensive Adolescent Residential Treatment Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to individualized care. This includes the following components as appropriate:

  • Ages 11-17
  • 24/7 psychiatrist and nursing coverage
  • Comprehensive discharge planning
  • Individual, group and family therapies; Hallmark emphasizes family involvement and works with geographically distant families as needed.
  • Psychoeducation groups: anger management, chemical dependency education, sanctuary tools, moral reasoning, social skills, and leisure awareness
  • Activities Therapy (music therapy, yoga, recreation, community outings, etc)
  • Comprehensive educational services licensed by the Virginia Department of Education
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Substance abuse and chemical dependence treatment services – both individual and group services
  • Structured daily milieu designed to promote appropriate social interaction and utilization of newly learned shills
  • Ability for virtual court

Short Term Residential Care

Customization and flexibility are key to Hallmark Youthcare’s short-term treatment options for youth. Brief stays and highly individualized treatment plans meet the needs of youth stepping down from a hospital stay or who are in need of short-term residential care for stabilization and to identify the appropriate community based services needed upon discharge.