The Kempsville Center860 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
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The Kempsville Center provides therapeutic psychiatric care for children and adolescents in need of short-term crisis stabilization or long-term residential treatment. In the event of a crisis, the Kempsville Centers AACT Program representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions and provide assessments. Call (757) 461-4565. The Adolescent Acute Care Treatment (AACT) Program was designed to meet the needs of children and teens experiencing emotional and behavioral crises, and their families. We understand there can be great apprehension and anxiety for the entire family during these times, and our team is here to help. The AACT program is a structured inpatient hospitalization program for adolescents ages 11-17 with an average 10-day length of stay. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals, led by a psychiatrist, will provide a treatment program consisting of intensive therapeutic interventions. The team consists of: a Psychiatrist, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses, Nurses, Educational Specialists, Activity Therapists, Mental Health Technicians and Discharge Planners. Your child or adolescent will learn many things during his/her brief stay, but the primary goal is stabilization. The objectives of the AACT Program are to: Provide a safe, structured environment, Diagnose underlying issues, Provide therapeutic groups and interventions, and Develop a comprehensive discharge plan. The ACCT Program components consist of: Therapeutic Groups, Expressive Therapy, Substance Abuse Education, a Certified Teacher on the Unit, Discharge Planning, Communication with the Outpatient Therapist and Doctor, At Least Two Family Therapy Sessions and a Comprehensive Discharge Summary.