Philosophy

As best practices and evidence based treatment and  psychiatry continue to evolve and improve, we believe in the ideal that no person is beyond help and that we have a duty to provide all children top quality care and treatment with the goal of improved quality of life foremost in mind.

 

MISSION:

We empower children with developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges, and psychiatric disorders and their families by providing comprehensive individualized treatment that helps each child improve his/her quality of life.

Bernalillo Academy accomplishes this mission through:

  • A dynamic approach to treatment which includes applied behavior analysis; group, individual and family therapies and training; trauma informed milieu and treatment, 24 hour medical care and comprehensive psychiatric care.
  • A strength-based treatment approach that believes every child has the potential to develop skills beyond their current level of functioning and that these skills can be generalized to natural environments.
  • Focus on socially significant behaviors that limit independence and targeting behaviors that cause injury and pain, believing all children should be free of behaviors that limit community inclusion.
  • Respect for and incorporating the values, cultures and opinions of our families as an essential piece of successful treatment outcomes.

 

VISION:

To be recognized as a treatment facility that enhances the lives of children with disabilities and psychiatric disorders and their families by supporting skill development and positive behavior management in a nurturing, structured and homelike environment.

Core Values

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Trust
  • Predictability
  • Accountability