Children who are struggling with behavioral or attachment issues will often struggle in a typical classroom setting. Children’s Hope Alliance’s day treatment program provides students with greater behavioral and therapeutic support by maintaining a balance between education and therapeutic issues.
- serves ages 5-18 (Iredell County)
- Youth must meet Medicaid eligibility
- services are provided in a public school environment, typically at an alternative school site; the average length of treatment is 1-2 semesters
- referrals are made by school staff and authorized by the child’s insurance company with the goal of providing students with skills that will help them succeed when they transfer back into a traditional classroom
- each treatment environment is staffed by a certified teacher, a qualified mental health professional, and a licensed clinician – each site also has a Program Manager. The teachers are provided by the child’s school system and maintain a focus on academics, while the treatment staff focuses on treatment related to: identified needs and deficits in behavior, social skills, self-regulation, and symptom management
- parent participation in team meetings, classroom events and parent education/skill development opportunities are provided to offer support to the entire family