The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Behavioral Health Services, Building 14

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

230 East Ridgewood Avenue

Paramus, NJ 07652

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth (the Center) is a clinic-based mental health program meeting at risk adolescents’ unique mental health needs. The Center provides “step-down” treatment for adolescents discharged from inpatient or acute partial hospitalizations or “step-down” treatment when traditional outpatient services are not meeting the needs of an adolescent.

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth offers a more structured level of intervention in both the frequency and the variety of services provided in traditional outpatient treatment. The Center offers a broad range of treatment services to meet the needs of adolescents and their families. This treatment setting allows adolescents to continue to attend their schools during the day and return to their homes in the evening while still receiving a high level of treatment, structure and support.


The mission of the Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth is to reduce psychiatric issues and to improve the young person’s ability to function successfully at home, at school and in the community. The goal is to initiate change promptly, principally through symptom assessment and individualized planning, interventions and skill development.

Admission Process:

Eligibility: Adolescents 13 to 17 with a DSM-V diagnosis or behavioral problems interfering with their ability to function optimally in family, school or community settings are eligible. We consider children ages 11 to 12 years on a case-by-case basis.


Call the Access Center at 800-730-2762 extension 2 for more information or assistance with a referral. Referrals can be made by but are not limited to, primary care providers, case managers, school personnel and community agencies.

Evaluation and Assesment:

Designed to serve as a comprehensive treatment center, the Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth offers a range of services to adolescents and their families. Before admission, a thorough evaluations occur, focusing on psychiatric issues, emotional and social adjustment, family functioning and school performance. We designed the Center treatment models to benefit most adolescents, needing acute behavioral health interventions and supports.

The evaluation includes your child and family and needs to be completed at least seven days before your child’s admission. A licensed psychiatrist trained in adolescent treatment conducts your child’s admission assessment. The attending assesses psychiatric issues, substance use disorder, medical comorbidities and other psychosocial factors so we can develop a treatment plan for your child.

Treatment Services:

From the evaluation process, the treatment team, adolescent and family collaborate on an individualized treatment plan.

The treatment plan focuses on:

*Stabilization of the adolescent from the crisis leading to admission.

*Medication evaluation and monitoring.

*Developing individual and family problem-solving skills.

Identifying and changing negative behavior patterns through cognitive behavior therapies.

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth provides group, individual and family therapy for comprehensive treatment. The treatment team also offers psycho-educational skill groups, medication management and monitoring as part of our treatment services.


The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth uses a multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment. The team includes a medical director, program director, child psychiatrist, clinical nurse specialist, psychiatric social workers and master level specialty therapists.

Phone Numbers:

Access Center: 800-730-2762

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth Program: (201) 967-4080

Billing Office: (201) 967-4136

Laboratory: (201) 967-4000 ext. 25081/25082

Outpatient Pharmacy: (201) 967-5039

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (PESP): (201) 262-4357

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from The Hope & Resiliency Center of Youth, and I give them full credit for it. Please call them directly or check out their website for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call Bergen New Bridge Medical Center for more information or check out their website.

    Liked by 1 person

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