14. Will my child be locked up during his/her treatment? If not, can he or she leave at any time?
The Bridge residential programs are not locked facilities and clients can leave at any time. However, the doors and windows are alarmed. The alarms alert staff if an adolescent runs or leaves their residential unit. When possible, staff will try to help the adolescent re-assess their decision to leave. Of course many adolescents face legal and family consequences if they leave treatment before a mutually agreed upon discharge date.