Child Abuse Reactive Program (BRIDGE)

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The BRIDGE Program is a residential treatment program that is designed for children between the ages of 7-12, IQ above 70 who have been sexually, physically and/or emotionally abused and are experiencing psychological, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Their length of stay in this program may range from approximately six to 12 months.

This program is designed for children who have been abused and are in need of intensive therapy to help them understand their abuse and control their behaviors. We strongly believe that treating traumatized children requires specialized treatment. We ensure a safe and structured environment that allows the child to adequately explore and master the effects of their trauma, thus allowing them to acknowledge the trauma without it becoming debilitating.

These children are treated with a cognitive behavioral therapy approach including:

  • Group Therapy specific to abuse reactive issues
  • Social Skills training
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Education and Therapy
  • Psychiatric/Medical Management
  • On-grounds school provided by a WV certified teacher
  • TFCBT (Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy)

Referrals can come from any source, but typically are received through DHHR, the court system or the behavioral health system. All referral information is reviewed by the program director to determine admission eligibility. To initiate a referral to the ROAD program, please call (304) 526-9114 or send us an online inquiry. If accepted, it is the referring agency’s responsibility to secure Medicaid or other necessary funding prior to the youth’s placement in the program.

For detailed program or referral information, please contact Angela Via:

Phone: 304-526-9114
Fax: 304-526-9140
Email: [email protected]

You can also send an online inquiry.


(304) 526-9111
1-800-621-COPE

1230 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

Physicians are on the medical staff of Riverpark Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Riverpark Hospital. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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