Visitor Information for Residential Facilities

The coronavirus pandemic forced all of us to adapt to changes in our lives, many of them unpleasant. Having to suspend visits to our young patients — even by parents — has been hard, but was necessary to protect the health and well-being of our patients and our staff at Bradley Hospital. We are pleased to announce today that we are now permitting visitors to our residential facilities with some restrictions. Each visit must be scheduled in advance. There may be only one visitor per patient, per week. We ask that all visitors and patients adhere to social distancing guidelines including wearing a mask. Visits must take place outdoors. Visits are not yet permitted at Bradley Hospital (inpatient) and the Bradley Center. We hope this provides some encouragement to our families and patients as we continue to work with the Department of Health on best practices to keep everyone in our care safe.

Our Programs

Bradley Hospital offers residential treatment services for children and their families at locations throughout Rhode Island. 

  • The CRAFT Program provides intensive, family-centered residential treatment services to children ages 5 to 12 years who have emotional and behavioral problems that prevent them from living safely at home. Children live together on the hospital’s main campus in East Providence and receive intensive staff supervision and clinical services.
  • The CADD Program serves young people ages 8 to 21 who have chronic behavior disorders of varying degrees in addition to a developmental disability.
  • The Compass Program is a short-term, community-based residential treatment program. It provides comprehensive mental health services guided by the Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) treatment model, in partnership with the DBT-A Mindful Teen Program within the Outpatient Department at Bradley Hospital, to girls ages 13 to 18 who are struggling with severe mood problems and/or behavior dysregulation. Services include crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, multifamily skills training, and case management. DBT-A is an empirically validated treatment designed to help eliminate life-threatening and self-destructive behaviors by developing alternative skills to manage emotions and tolerate distress. The five skills targeted within the DBT-A framework are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and middle path.