Children's Day Treatment Services
Day Treatment Services are the most intensive outpatient services available to children/youth with SED. The services must provide an alternative to residential treatment or acute psychiatric hospitalization or serve as a transition from these services. Day Treatment Services are a behavioral intervention and strengths-based program, provided in the context of a therapeutic milieu, which provides primarily school age children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbances the intensity of treatment necessary to enable them to live in the community. Day Treatment Services are based on behavior management principles and include, at a minimum, positive feedback, self esteem building and social skills training. Additional components are determined by the needs of the participants at a particular site and may include skills training in the areas of impulse control, anger management, problem solving, and/or conflict resolution.