Across 270 acres of naturally lush, inviting land, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village in Lignum, Virginia, has provided a healing home environment for abused, neglected and at-risk children since 1993. In a community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children from 5 to 14 years of age. Clients are referred by schools, parents, nearby judicial authorities and child welfare offices, often arriving with severe emotional and behavioral problems as a result of abusive or neglectful situations. Our team of mental health professionals greet each child upon arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to the child’s individual needs. While at the village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s multi-disciplinary team under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including:
Progress leads a child on a new and healthier journey. While it is always sad to see a child leave, each staff member strives to see each child discharged to a less restrictive, positive placement.
The Village Academy of Childhelp
The Village Academy of Childhelp at the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village is a non-public school that serves children requiring a therapeutic environment as part of their elementary special education licensed or secondary education. The Village Academy enrolls students with needs that cannot be accommodated in a public school by providing high quality supervision, structure and intervention to ensure academic success for every student in the least restrictive environment.
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The Village’s partners include the Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities and the Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Association. The Village is a Virginia and West Virginia Medicaid provider, and is accredited with the Joint Commission as a behavioral health care provider. Residents of the Village have access to enrichment programs such as:
The Village has one of only four licensed residential and day-school special education programs open to children in the community . Childhelp provides a staff to child ratio of 1:3 during daytime hours and a therapist to child ratio of 1:8. Childhelp employs a full-time recreational therapist, a music therapist, an animal therapy specialist, and offers speech and occupational therapy to residents. Childhelp provides specialized clinical services for children who have suffered severe abuse, employing a full-time child psychiatrist, 24-hour medical nursing care, and a full-time staff psychologist. Individualized treatment plans and an in-patient sensory integration program are given to all children with developmental needs.
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