About Us

At The Barry Robinson Center, all of our therapies and activities are designed to meet each individual resident’s needs, to help him or her be ready for discharge back home. Our dedicated team of professionals works together to provide our residents with a nurturing, supportive environment to help them reach their treatment goals.

Our primary milieu intervention model is evidence-based and success oriented. We incorporate relationship therapies with CBT and Trauma Informed Care practices. We also offer many expressive therapy opportunities including art therapy, music therapy and recreational therapy, along with a wide range of activities that includes Boy Scouts, music ensembles, gardening and volunteer opportunities in a program that sets us apart from other residential centers. Each child’s treatment plan includes prescribed therapies, with the type and frequency determined by our assessment process.

The Barry Robinson Center School is a fully accredited and award-winning education program that focuses on the individual, incorporating each child’s treatment goals into their academic day. Our teachers work with students, their families and their home schools to help ensure children and teens stay on track academically and thrive during their residential treatment.

Through therapy, education and activities, our comprehensive program gives children a sense of belonging and allows them to develop and master self-management skills. Our campus in Norfolk, Virginia, provides safety and security with clean, comfortable living areas, classrooms, dining hall and recreational facilities.

The Barry Robinson Center values the role of family members and encourages family involvement and visitation. Parents may visit anytime, no appointment necessary.

TESTIMONIALS

One families story from crisis to hope. We are your typical American family; happily married parents, four kids, and a dog. In the early weeks of 2016, we found ourselves in a family crisis like none other we had …
Voices of Pride at The Memory Center What a great performance today by the Voices of Pride! Everyone really enjoyed the singing performance by the children.  The BRC children were respectful and helpful to the staff …
Hi Debbie: I hope you are well.  Thank you for following up with me last week.  I just want to let you know how much I appreciate the communication from The Barry Robinson Center.  My son was asking his dad and me …
Hello: I wanted to respond to your email once I arrived home and got situated. I had a wonderful trip. Everything couldn't have gone better if I had planned it. Every interaction that I had with staff, my time with my …
I want to thank you all. I have met a few families at the Ronald McDonald House staying there to tour Barry Robinson and I've told them how amazing you all have been and the amazing difference you've all made with my …
Good Morning: I am sitting at the airport in Virginia thinking about the wonderful weekend I spent with my daughter. It was not perfect, and started a bit rocky, but the recovery was quick which enabled us to spend …
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