Children's Inpatient Program


The Children's Inpatient Program space was designed with a thoughtful combination of best practices in clinical space design infused with a strong sense of wonder for the young people in our care.

The Children's Inpatient Program space includes:

  • comforting, child-friendly design and decor
  • private bedrooms for up to 12 children
  • sensory integration room
  • multi-use community rooms
  • low stimulation suite and quiet room
  • dedicated family visiting space
  • the very latest in architectural safety design--from floor to ceiling.


So if your daughter or son, or a child you know, is struggling with serious social, emotional or psychiatric issues, the Brattleboro Retreat provides the kind of short-term hospital care that can be an important first step toward a healthier, more rewarding life. Our Children’s Inpatient Program offers stabilization and specialized treatment services for children ages 5 to 12.

Why Refer a Child for Inpatient Care?

Many children we see have experienced significant life traumas. These experiences can lead to low self-esteem, poor peer relationships, and difficulty taking direction or making life transitions.

With or without these hurdles, a child can be in crisis due to any number of mental health or behavioral problems caused by, or related to:

  • Depression
  • Threatened or attempted suicide
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Severe Anxiety Disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger Management Problems
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Substance abuse.

For more information on Children's Inpatient care, and the Brattleboro Retreat’s other programs & services for mental health and addiction issues, call 802-258-3700 or go to our  Central Intake Department.