Treatment Philosophy and Approach

At the Brattleboro Retreat we believe that inherent in each child is the desire to be accepted by others and to do well.

  • We utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed and resiliency model of care, with a focus on deliberate and sensitive support for children and their families as they learn new ways of understanding and managing their lives.
  • Our Children’s Inpatient Program employs a multidisciplinary team approach that is short term, strength-based, and skills oriented.

A typical stay lasts from 4 to 14 days. We recognize that successful treatment and return to the community depends on effective collaboration with families and community providers. That’s why both during and after treatment:

  • We engage in ongoing communication with families.
  • We work to coordinate services with community providers.