National Counseling Group's Therapeutic Day Treatment is a school based program designed to successfully address mental health, emotional, behavioral and substance abuse issues that create a barrier to effective learning. Counselors facilitate strategic interventions designed to address disruptive behavior immediately without interrupting the class to address one child’s acting out. Effective interventions improve classroom dynamics and allow educators to teach. An immediate intervention by a counselor gives a child the best opportunity to redirect problem behavior, so they can return to learning while protecting the learning environment for their classmates.
Therapeutic Day Treatment participants are school aged children and adolescents whose serious mental health, behavioral and emotional difficulties have resulted in significant functional impairments in major life activities, and have become increasingly disabling over time requiring frequent, supportive and intensive interventions. These youth are at-risk of removal from their home or school, their ability to handle self-contained or resource classrooms without intensive interventions has been seriously compromised, they have difficulty with interpersonal relationships and they require recurrent interventions at home or in the community. Children in preschool enrichment and early intervention programs may also be eligible if their emotional or behavioral difficulties are so severe that they cannot respond to program structure without additional support.