Day Treatment For Children & Adolescents

The Day Treatment program is designed to meet the mental health needs of children between the ages of 7 and 17 who are exhibiting problematic behaviors. Through this structured program, a wide variety of services are offered including individual and family counseling, group therapy specific to the needs of the child, and academic assistance.

 

Target Population

Day Treatment staff have the experience and expertise to work effectively with children who:

  • Have behaviors of defiance, hostility, and negativism; lose their temper; argue with adults; blame others for his/her mistakes; act angry or resentful; deliberately annoy people

  • Have behaviors of inattention and/or hyperactivity; do not seem to listen when spoken to directly; do not follow through on instruction; avoid or dislike school work or homework; leave their seat in classroom settings when remaining seated is expected

  • Violate the basic rights of others; act aggressively toward people and animals; destroy property; lie or steal; violate rules such as curfew, run away from home, are truant from school; are depressed or suicidal

  • Demonstrate substance abuse behaviors, have a negative change of friends; hangovers; declining grades in school; use of drugs; skipping school

  • Have difficulties dealing with the impact of sexual abuse including issues of trust, fearfulness, and acting out behavior

 

Treatment Team

Our professional treatment team includes a consulting child psychiatrist, a consulting psychologist, social workers, clinical therapists, a registered nurse, and an expressive/recreational counselor.

 

Advantages of Day Treatment

  • Provides an alternative to inpatient care with a considerably lower cost

  • Serves as a transition from inpatient care to outpatient care

  • Keeps the child in the home while providing therapeutic programming

  • More therapeutic resources are available than can be provided by outpatient treatment

 

Goals of Day Treatment

  • Support parents and assist them to become confident with their parenting techniques

  • Encourage youth to manage feelings such as anger and sadness

  • Increase youth’s self-esteem

  • Foster the development of skills to improve academic success

  • Improve communication skills between peers and adults

  • Offer education on issues such as family problems, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and health-related issues

  • Present alternatives to delinquent behavior patterns

  • Provide recreational and expressive therapy opportunities

 

How to Participate

For more information or to participate in the Day Treatment program, call 920-433-3372 ext. 100. A consultation will be scheduled with our program staff to assess the child's difficulties and make recommendations for treatment. Fees are payable through private insurance or medical assistance. We will work closely with you to develop convenient financial arrangements.

 

The Day Treatment program is certified by the
State of Wisconsin for Mental Health Day Treatment.

In 2013, the Day Treatment
program provided 23,702 hours
of service to 87 youth.

 

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Contacts:

Green Bay/Northeast Wisconsin

626 S Irwin Ave, Green Bay

920-433-3372 ext. 100

 

You may also contact Jody Greenwell, Program Manager, by email or call 920-433-3372 ext. 131.

 

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