Bradley REACH

Bradley REACH Clinical Services

A lack of mental health care for children and teens throughout the U.S. was an existing problem that became a crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The one silver lining: telehealth has appeared as an effective solution, removing the traditional geographic and logistical barriers to care and allowing children to receive high-quality treatment in their environment.

Bradley REACH: World Class Care, Available Virtually

Through the Bradley REACH (Remote E-therapy for Adolescents and Children) program, we’re now offering our nationally recognized pediatric mental health services to other providers around the country. Strengthened by deep-rooted connections with Brown University, our high quality, evidence-based psychiatric treatment has touched the lives of thousands of children and teens with a wide variety of mental health conditions. Bradley’s outstanding results have led to federal (SAMHSA) recognition and high payer satisfaction.

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Helping You Care for the Children in Your Community

The program teams include a psychiatrist, social workers, nurses, psychologists, and milieu staff who work collaboratively to provide the best services possible to assist the teen and family.

Partial Hospital Programs – A Unique Level of Care

Partial hospital programs (PHP) are day and afternoon programs that typically occur five days a week for kids with serious emotional, behavioral, or relationship issues. PHPs are used as both an effective diversion from higher level, more expensive inpatient care and as a practical discharge (“stepdown”) from inpatient treatment.

Partial hospital programs have been shown to result in lower rates of recidivism, fewer high utilizers, less emergency department boarding, and less dysfunction in adult life.

Using virtual telehealth, this intensive program can help your patients safely live at home while offering them and their families the opportunity to work on behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties that occur at home and in the community.

Bradley has had great success with PHPs designed for children with autism and developmental disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and those suffering with both psychiatric and medical illness.

About the SafeQuest Program (PDF)

About the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PDF)

Effective Telepsychiatry Programs

Our virtual model:

  • Provides the staffing to treat and coordinate care for your patients.
  • Benefits you and the kids who depend on you in their own environment and within local case management structures.
  • Presents a ‘Do-It-For-Me’ solution for children’s hospitals at any distance from Bradley.

Our telepsychiatry programs have high attendance and have shown to be equally as effective as in-person programs.

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Working with your Organization

Bradley staff members will direct the program curriculum virtually, and work with client organizations to become familiarized with your way of working and fit our services within your current treatment models.

Bradley REACH Offers Virtual Administration of Two Programs

The Bradley Hospital Adolescent Partial Hospital Program (APHP) takes place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and runs for an average of three weeks.

The Safequest program provides the same curriculum on a concentrated schedule so that children can attend school as they normally would.

The programs are designed to:

  • Reduce or eliminate self-harm or maladaptive behaviors.
  • Improve depressive and anxiety-related symptoms.
  • Help build coping skills.
  • Decrease the need for hospitalization.

Available Programming

The following programming is included in both the Bradley Hospital Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and SafeQuest:

  • Family therapy: Children and teens with strong family support are more likely to have positive outcomes — we expect families to participate in therapy twice per week.
  • Individual Therapy: Each adolescent will participate in individual therapy at least twice per week during regular program hours.
  • Milieu therapy: Activities facilitated by the milieu staff may include journaling, therapeutic recreational activities, and physical exercise. 
  • Psychiatric care: Each child in the program will have regular contact with the program psychiatrist and the clinical nurse specialist through a combination of group and individual therapy.