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 18 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.
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
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 academic skills
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, contact Family Services at 920-433-3372 ext. 119. 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.