Program areas at Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
EPBH provides inpatient treatment for children ages 2 to 18 years suffering from serious behavioral disorders and/or developmental conditions such as mental retardation or autism who are in need of stabilization, assessment, and treatment for suicidal, destructive, self-injurious, or other dangerous or aggressive behaviors. EPBH also offers residential treatment providing intensive, family-centered services to children with emotional and behavioral problems which prevent them from living safely at home. (See also Schedule O)
Home-based intensive behavioral treatment is for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or have varying degrees of chronic behavior disorders that, if left untreated, would worsen and require more intensive treatment, including psychiatric hospitalization or out-of-home residential placement. Staff members visit a family's home and deliver clinical services to the child on a one-on-one basis. The treatment plan is family-oriented, as it includes all family members in the treatment process. (See also Schedule O)
The Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center is devoted to the study and treatment of children at risk for serious mental disorders and behavior processes that support the intergenerational transmission of illness. The research areas are broad and include: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders, Pediatric Behavioral Health, Biological Basis of Psychiatric Disorders, Prevention and Early Intervention, Health Services Research, Pediatric Mood, Imaging & Neurodevelopment, Developmental Disorders Genetics Research, and Neuroplasticity/Autism Disorders. Included in total program expenses and revenue are approximately $600,000 of research grants from for-profit organizations that are not reported in Schedule H.