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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Southstone Behavioral Health Hospital 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Southstone Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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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South Boston’s Leading ODD Treatment Center for Adolescents

Southstone Behavioral Health Hospital is Virginia’s leader in ODD treatment for adolescents. We employ a team of professionals committed to providing clinically proven treatment that is customized to meet the unique needs of each teen who seeks our care.

ODD Treatment

Learn more about ODD treatment at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, is a mental health disorder that is characterized by displays of anger, irritability, argumentativeness, and vindictiveness. It is important to understand that adolescents who have ODD are not just “bad kids” who are lacking discipline or effective self-control. The distressing behaviors that are associated with ODD are symptoms of a mental health challenge, and adolescents who are struggling with this disorder need effective professional treatment.

For some adolescents, residential treatment for ODD is the optimal environment. In a residential ODD treatment center such as Southstone Behavioral Health, adolescents receive comprehensive services, customized according to their unique needs. Features of treatment at our residential ODD treatment center in South Boston, VA, include structured daily schedules, round-the-clock monitoring and supervision, intensive support from teams of experienced professionals, and individualized care for each adolescent.

Because we appreciate the important role that parents, guardians, and other caregivers can play during and after an adolescent’s time with us, we incorporate loved ones into treatment to the greatest degree that is both practical and clinically appropriate. Throughout your child’s time at Southstone Behavioral Health, you will remain an integral part of their life. You’ll be in regular contact with members of your child’s ODD treatment team, and you’ll have the answers and support you need, every step of the way.

ODD is a challenging and often misunderstood mental health disorder. At Southstone Behavioral Health, adolescents and families whose lives have been disrupted by ODD can receive the focused care that will empower them to achieve much healthier and more satisfying futures.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for ODD at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

Untreated oppositional defiant disorder can have a profoundly negative impact on an adolescent’s life.

In general terms, ODD typically involves problematic or otherwise unproductive interactions with others. An adolescent who struggles with ODD may engage in regular arguments with parents, teachers, coaches, employers, or other authority figures. This can lead to family discord, academic setbacks, an inability to find and keep a part-time job, and a host of other negative outcomes.

Adolescents who have ODD may also be easily angered by or annoyed with their peers and may react in an unacceptable manner. This can lead to withdrawal or ostracization, which can, in turn, put the young person at increased risk for significant additional harm.

Without proper treatment, the frequency and severity of problematic behaviors associated with ODD can increase during adolescence. Because this period is such a crucial time in terms of academic progress, social development, and occupational preparedness, the negative impact of untreated ODD can extend far beyond the immediate consequences that these behaviors can bring about.

However, when an adolescent receives effective residential treatment for ODD, they reduce their risk for continued damage. They can also begin to repair past harm that they’ve experienced as a result of this disorder. At our ODD treatment center in South Boston, VA, adolescents ages 11-17 can learn to manage their symptoms and regain control of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Types of Treatment

Types of ODD treatment offered at Southstone Behavioral Health in South Boston, VA

At Southstone, we’re committed to providing a truly personalized experience for each adolescent who receives treatment for oppositional defiant disorder. We understand that ODD and other mental and behavioral health challenges impact young people in unique ways, and we are focused on developing individualized treatment plans that will best prepare each adolescent for long-term success.

When you choose Southstone for your child, we’ll conduct a thorough assessment that will form the basis of the initial personalized treatment plan. The members of your child’s treatment team will monitor and, when necessary, adjust this plan throughout your child’s time at our ODD treatment center in South Boston, VA.

Depending upon a variety of individual factors, your child’s personalized ODD treatment plan at Southstone may contain the following elements:

  • Diagnostic screenings and evaluations
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language services
  • Medication management
  • Recreational activities
  • Vocational education
  • Special education services
  • Community-based activities

To learn more about our personalized treatment services for adolescents who have been struggling with ODD, please contact Southstone today. The more we understand about your child’s unique needs and goals, the better we’ll be able to provide specific details about how we can help.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for ODD

Residential treatment for ODD can be an important step on an adolescent’s path toward improved mental health. But a young person’s progress shouldn’t end when they transition out of treatment. To ensure that each adolescent is best prepared for continued success after their time at our ODD treatment center in South Boston, VA, we prepare detailed discharge plans for every family.

Your child’s discharge plan will be personalized according to the progress they make with us, their continued needs, and their short- and long-term goals. The discharge planning process begins the day your child arrives at our ODD treatment center in South Boston, VA. By the time they’re ready to transition out of our care, we’ll have a detailed plan to guide you in the weeks and months to come.

Depending upon a variety of personal factors, your child’s discharge plan may include a referral for step-down programming or traditional outpatient services, information about support groups in your area, details about community-based services that may benefit your child or your family, and related guidance. As with all elements of your experience with Southstone, the discharge plan will be a personalized document developed according to what’s best for your child and your family.

To learn more about how we can support your child during and after treatment for ODD, please contact Southstone today. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you determine if our ODD treatment center in South Boston, VA, can provide the solutions you’ve been seeking.