Bridges Programs

If a child you know is struggling in the home, school, or community environments and needs help, Bridges may be the program for you.

The Youth Partial Hospitalization Program (YPHP),  a service of Ravenwood Health, provides intensive outpatient group therapy to Geauga County children and adolescents. Working from a resiliency model, clients are provided with opportunities to learn adaptive coping to assist in multiple environments, including the home, school, and community settings. Treatment groups, which revolve around an individualized service plan, incorporate Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Creative Expression into a Psycho-Educational Cognitive Behavioral approach to effectively serve client needs. Groups are provided between the hours of 3:30 – 6:30 Monday through Friday, and are divided into two settings:

Junior Bridges

The Junior Bridges Program is offered for children aged 8-11 and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Transportation to program is provide from either home or school settings throughout the 16 week session, and parent supportive education services are offered twice monthly. Sessions typically do not exceed 8 clients in order to focus more specifically on individual client needs. Case Management and Pharmacologic Services are also available as needed.

Senior Bridges

The Senior Bridges Program is offered for adolescents aged 12-17 and meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Transportation to this program is provided from either the home or school setting, and open enrollment is maintained. Sessions do not exceed 10 clients in order to focus more specifically on individual client needs. Case Management and Pharmacologic Services are also available as needed.

Group objectives for both programs routinely addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing ability to express thoughts and feelings appropriately
  • Development of both short and long term coping skills for effective decision making
  • Developing skills to manage anxiety, depression, grief, and loss
  • Learning healthy boundaries and improving relationships with family, friends, and peers.
  • Managing impulsivity to enhance concentration
  • Learning conflict resolution skills to manage anger and frustration effectively
  • Enhancing ability for self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Increasing ability to manage overall health and wellness
  • Enhancing ability to cope with trauma, including bullying and abuse issues

Referrals are taken from parents, schools, private practitioners, hospitals, and a wide range of other county agencies including juvenile court and Job and Family Services. Clients must be residents of Geauga County, and demonstrate difficulties coping in multiple environments. Funding for the program is secured through Family First Council of Geauga County after primary insurance is utilized.

If you would like more information about Bridges, please contact the office at Ravenwood Health at 440-285-3568.