Youth For Tomorrow has expanded its Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents Seeking Substance Use Treatment at its Lansdowne office. The program is for adolescents, ages 13-18.
The IOP program is licensed under the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and uses an evidenced-based curriculum. It lasts 10-12 weeks, with groups held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m., with Thursday involving a family group session.
The process begins with a comprehensive, confidential, bio/psycho/social/spiritual/substance abuse assessment using ASAM criteria. The assessment includes a pain and nutrition screen, as well as the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, and the SASSI-A2 for Adolescents.
Dr. Aisha Thompson is the Substance Abuse Program manager. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and substance abuse program coordinator. She has a master’s degree in education in risk and prevention from Harvard University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
Youth For Tomorrow was founded in 1983 by then-Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs as a residential facility for boys, offering a home environment, counseling and education services. It began offering its behavioral health services to the broader community through regional offices and in area public schools in 2012.
The Lansdowne Office is located at 19415 Deerfield Avenue Suite 101. For more information, go to youthfortomorrow.org/Outpatient-Substance-Abuse-Treatmentor call 703-659-9900.