Village Behavioral Health now offers the Nova Program, a residential treatment option that is designed specifically to meet the needs of children ages 10–12 who are suffering from a mental health disorder, a substance use disorder, or the effects of trauma.
The mission of the Nova Program is to help children build skills and stability within their own lives through age-appropriate treatment. Our team of professionals is confident that at the completion of the Nova Program, children will return home with increased self-esteem, improved relationship skills, and the ability to manage and communicate their emotions effectively.
Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that reflects their current needs and treatment goals. Some of the most common disorders we treat in Nova include:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
- Psychotic disorders
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Substance use disorders
The Nova Program cannot accept patients who have a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, sexually maladaptive disorders, or significant medical conditions that hinder participation in outdoor settings.
As no two teens are alike, we ensure that each teen who comes to us has an individualized residential treatment plan based upon a cognitive-behavioral model of treatment that will meet all of their needs in order to heal the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.
The Nova Program places an emphasis on making sure that learning is part of the treatment process. All Nova patients have access to The Village Academy, a private school approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our full-time, credentialed teachers work with each student’s previous school to achieve an optimal educational experience.
All teachers hold college or graduate degrees and state licensure in English, mathematics, social studies, and natural sciences. Students receive school credit for their work and also participate in vocational education, physical education, and experiential learning as part of their therapy program.
Each child who participates in the Nova Program completes a comprehensive assessment prior to admission that helps us personalize their treatment plan.
Once a child is admitted, their unique plan may include:
- Weekly individual therapy
- Weekly family therapy
- Daily group therapy, covering topics such as emotion regulation, communication, anger management, assertiveness, relationship-building, and substance use prevention
- Daily recreational and equine therapy
Each child is paired with a therapist who we believe will best implement their individual treatment plan. All children benefit from a team of compassionate professionals who work together to provide both the patient and their family with the best chance for a positive outcome.