Why Support Bradley Hospital?
Bradley clinicians treat nearly 4,000 children each year from as young as nine months to the age of 21. We help 7-year-olds struggling with eating disorders and 12-year-olds who fight a daily battle with depression. We diagnose and treat children with profound developmental disabilities to help them become as self-sufficient as possible. We work with each child and the child's family, to strengthen families.
Bradley is home to world renowned researchers who are breaking new ground every day on challenges such as:
Their work is making a difference for children not just at Bradley but throughout the world. At Bradley Hospital, we are creating new ways to keep children out of the hospital by expanding the resources we have for preventive mental health care and after care following hospitalization. To do this, we need your financial support. Every gift, no matter the size, will be put to good use in improving the lives of children and adolescents throughout the region.
How Donations Make a Difference
Taking Children off the Waiting List and Into Programs Through Expansion of Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Services
Moving the Bradley School to a larger location off campus afforded a unique opportunity to more than double current space for Outpatient Services and the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center while also allowing for two new sensory rooms for occupational therapy and more appropriate space for the Bradley Hospital Crisis Clinic.
Philanthropy, including major contributions from the Champlin Foundation, the Hearst Foundation, Shriners of Rhode Island, June Rockwell Levy Foundation and the Ida Ballou Littlefield Memorial Trust, as well as from individuals and funds raised at both Bravo Bradley and the Play4Bradley’s Kids golf tournament, has made expansion of Outpatient Services at Bradley Hospital a reality. Slated for official opening in October of 2015, programs are already beginning to utilize the new spaces while décor is finalized and renovations are completed in the original outpatient department space.
What Kids Are Saying
I love the colors!
This bean bag chairs are awesome.
The old waiting room was yucky! This is great.
This room is so much better for us. We were so squished before.
What Parents Are Saying
I am so happy about the bathrooms. It’s great to have a changing table!
This is NICE.
My son loves the books and that he can find what he wants.
Thank you so much for doing this for us.
What Staff Are Saying
It is so much better to have room to work!
Our kids need the space to interact in group therapy. These spaces are an amazing improvement.
This reception area is making a huge difference already.
I am glad we can accommodate people’s needs now like we couldn’t before.
Imagine finding the Genetic Cause of Autism...
Bradley's own Eric Morrow, MD, PhD, is linking genetic alterations to neuropsychiatric disorders
When a human cell has an abnormal number of copies of a section of its DNA, scientists call this a copy-number variation. For example, a chromosome that normally has sections in order as A-B-C-D might instead have sections A-B-C-C-D (a duplication of "C") or A-B-D (a deletion of "C").
A recent study led by Eric Morrow, MD, PhD, explores the role of copy-number variations in the genetic roots of autism, intellectual disability and schizophrenia. According to Morrow, copy-number variations play an important role in the genetic susceptibility to these childhood neuropsychiatric disorders and, in some cases, these genetic findings may be relevant to clinical diagnosis and treatment.
Research from Bradley Hospital Researchers Show That Children with Bipolar Disorder Have Inherent Brain Differences
Recent studies suggest the number of children and teens being treated for bipolar disorder has increased dramatically over the last decade, yet experts say there is much that is still unknown about the brain mechanisms that play a role in this disorder.
But new work from Bradley Hospital researchers sheds new light on the disorder by showing that bipolar youth have intrinsic brain activation changes - a discovery that could someday help clinicians make more accurate diagnoses and lead to more effective treatments.
Previous brain imaging studies have compared the brain function of children with bipolar disorder to their healthy peers during certain tests of attention, decision-making and in response to facial expressions. But recent work shows that only five percent of the brain's energy is spent on such cognitive or emotional processes. This new study by Bradley researchers is the first study ever to use a state-of-the-art method to evaluate how the brain spends the other 95 percent in children with bipolar disorder. Find out more about current research projects going on at the Bradley Hasbro Research Center > >