New Services

We are pleased to announce that we have just added two new services to our program.  In order to serve children with autism spectrum disorders, we now have our Behavioral and Autism Services (BAS) component.  This is designed to serve children and their families in the areas of Lynchburg, Danville, Pittsylvania and Charlotte counties.   The program is centered around applied behavioral analysis and directed by Cherie Arnn, who is a Certified Applied Behavioral Analyst.  We work with children in the homes up to 12 hours a week. 

We also have implemented our Mental Health Suppports program beginning January 2, 2012.  The target populations for this are: 

Youths 18 and older who are working to live on their own.

Parents of at risk youth and foster children who are overwhelmed with parenting responsibilities due to mental illness.

Adults who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization and need help to establish an independent lifestyle.

Our mental health services are unique in that the program includes a 22 items needs assessment on each client, our program is based on a medical managment model, each participant receives a wellness kit, and we focus on family stablization through building healthy and healing relationships.


Staff News

December 20 2012  The Madeline Centre announced its yearly awards:  Hana Narea was recognized as the Intensive In Home Counslor of the Year, Tony Davis was recognized as the Therapeutic Day Treatment Counslor of the Year, and Marie Padgett, was selected for the “Spirit of Madeline” award, which is awarded to the staff person who best represents the compassionate giving spirit of Madeline, our Director’s mother.  Congratulations to all of these people and thanks to the incredible dedicated staff who worked so inspiringly all year long.

December 4, 2012 The Madeline Centre had its licensure review by the state and was credentialed to do Mental Health Supports and to become an outpatient program to work with our children with autism. 

November 4, 2012  Our Director of Behavior and Autism Services, Cherie Arne, was approved as a Licensed Behavioral Analyst.  Congratulations.

June 28, 2012 We are celebrating with our counselor Bonnie Mendenhall in recognizing her daughter’s accomplishment of Valedictorian of Dan River High School. Additionally, Tina Cruz, another counselor passed her comps!!!

June 5, 2012  The Madeline Centre in Danville opened its Day Treatment Program for children on the autism spectrum today.  It was a great success and the newly decorated facility was a bright and welcoming environment  for the 21 children.  Under the leadership and hard work of Cherie Arnn, Director of Behavioral and Autism Services, this new program provides a variety of exciting and activities in arts, crafts, and music.  Great thanks to all staff who helped Ms. Arnn including David Crews, Nicole Mink,  Justin Berkley and the many others.  It was a great team effort and everyone can be proud of the accomplishment.

May 8-10th 2012,  Jon Winder, our Clinical Director, presented a 3 day forum in Nouakchott, Mauritania (western Africa) to 45 youth leaders of that nation for the Legacy International Program and the United States embassy.  He did presentations on transitioning youth from high risk to resiliency, recent adolscent brain research, and project development.  The training was well received and he adressed a graduating class of youth sports directors at the local training facility and toured a domestic violence program and a rehabilitation center for displaced children and children diverted from the juvenile justice program.

January 31, 2012
Joshua Varney has passed his comps!! Woohoo! He’s on the way to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor!

January 30, 2012
Check out the write-up of one of our valued community partnerships, Pittsylvania County Schools where we provide Therapeutic Day Treatment has been featured in The Education Executive!

December 2, 2011
Please join us in celebrating:
Intensive In Home Counselor of the Year: David Mays
Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor of the Year: Erwin Pascual

October 19, 2011
David Crews was interviewed by a local news station asking his perspective of the effects of children’s toys on self image and emotional development. Read More »

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