Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Village Behavioral Health Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Village Behavioral Health Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Teen Mental Health Residential Program in Knoxville

At Village Behavioral Health, we strive to offer tailored programming options to the young people in our care so that they can experience true and lasting healing.

Mental Health Program for Teens

At Village Behavioral Health, we understand that when adolescents are struggling with mental health concerns, they need to be treated differently than adults. Their developmental stages must be taken into account when developing treatment plans so that they can truly benefit from the programming they engage in.

Our Serene Location

Set within the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, our outdoor-based programming offers a unique approach to care by placing adolescents in a serene environment, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

In our experience, we have learned that by removing youth from the daily demands of modern society, they are not only able to rejuvenate, but they are also able to place all of their time, energy, and focus on healing. They will not feel trapped in an institutional-like setting, but instead will have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of being in the outdoors.

Who We Treat

As part of our mental health treatment program, we offer treatment for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 who are suffering from concerns related to the following:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Attachment disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Bullying
  • Aggression
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

What to Expect & Therapies Offered

When an adolescent is referred to our program, he or she will be offered a thorough, comprehensive evaluation, during which pertinent information will be gathered from him or her, from his or her family members, and from any other individuals who might be able to provide helpful information, such as teachers, family physicians, or past treatment providers. It is important to note, however, that these individuals will not be contacted unless permission is given by the child’s legal guardian.

Once the assessment is complete, our team of treatment professionals will review the collected information in order to determine which type of programming will be of most benefit to the child. At Village Behavioral Health, we use evidence-based best practices in order to appropriately address the needs of our patients and their families. In order to do this, we include the following treatment modalities into the treatment plans we create:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Re-ED (a positive psychology model for helping kids make lasting changes by using a point and incentive system)

As part of each youth’s overall plan of care, he or she will have access to and participate in the following interventions:

  • Medical care
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Experiential therapies
  • Aftercare coordination

Our Expert Staff

At Village Behavioral Health, we believe that an important part of each child’s successful recovery is found in the caring and dedicated staff members with whom he or she works. As such, we are immensely proud of the exceptional team of treatment professionals who provide care to our patients. These professionals include the following:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Pediatrician
  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs)
  • Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs)
  • Masters-level therapists
  • Certified activity therapist
  • Licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC)
  • Professionals certified in therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI)
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietitian
  • Certified teachers
  • Full-time principal

Village Academy

Keeping in mind that education is an essential part of a young person’s development, at Village Behavioral Health we are pleased to offer education through The Village Academy, our onsite private school. The Village Academy is approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Our team of credentialed teachers hold college or graduate degrees and state licensure in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Natural sciences

In addition to educational studies, as youth become engaged in The Village Academy, they will have the opportunity to participate in the following:

  • Physical education
  • Vocational education
  • Experiential learning

Furthermore, The Village Academy provides special education services for adolescents who may not be able to function to their highest potential in a traditional educational setting, as well as for those who require programming for gifted children.

When a child first comes to Village Behavioral Health, as part of his or her initial assessment he or she will be evaluated academically so that a customized educational plan can be implemented for him or her. The time that adolescents spend in The Village Academy earns them school credits, which can be transferred to their home schools upon completion of treatment.

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Through the serene environment, wrap-around treatment approach, engaging activities, and top-of-the-line education that is provided to each and every adolescent who is entrusted into our care, Village Behavioral Health sets itself apart as a treatment center that makes positive and lasting changes in children’s lives.

If an important child in your life is struggling with a mental or behavioral health concern, please consider reaching out to the compassionate staff here at Village Behavioral Health today. We do not want any child to suffer, and we will do all that we can to ensure that the young person in your life receives the most exceptional care possible so that he or she can embark on a path to a brighter and more promising future.

An Ideal Place to Heal

With a serene environment, individualized treatment plans, engaging activities, and top-of-the-line education for each adolescent, Village Behavioral Health sets itself apart as a treatment center that makes positive change in each child’s life.

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