At Cedar Crest Hospital and RTC, our day treatment program is a short-term program for children and adolescents who are able to live safely in a supportive home environment during the evenings and on weekends. Day treatment is often a step-down option for children and adolescents who are moving from an inpatient hospitalization program or stepping up from traditional outpatient therapy, ensuring that we work to meet continuing care goals. Day treatment teaches coping and living skills to our clients. We also address personal responsibility and positive interactions within the school, family, and community. Day treatment meets Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 3:30PM.
Children and adolescents in our day treatment program will experience a multidisciplinary treatment approach that combines a variety of therapies that will meet individual treatment goals in a secure therapeutic environment. We promote and provide many opportunities for our clients to feel success and have a chance to experience self-exploration.
Admission to Cedar Crest Hospital’s day treatment program begins with a complete evaluation by a licensed clinician. This clinician will complete the comprehensive assessment by meeting with the child and his or her parents or guardians. After this occurs, we’ll be able to create a personalized treatment approach that meets all of the needs of your child – mind, body, and spirit. Treatment is always medically supervised by a child or adolescent psychiatrist who works to direct overall goals for treatment. We use a variety of treatment types to help address all the needs of our day treatment clients. These may include:
- Group therapy, including social skills, issues, and relational groups
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
- Therapeutic activities
- Recreational therapy
- Medication management and monitoring
Our therapeutic day program helps children and adolescents learn the important life skills and coping strategies needed to be successful in school, at home, and in their community.