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Day Treatment

Program Design
It is SRS's primary purpose to provide therapeutic services for children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties functioning within their school setting.

Program Description
Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program is a structured treatment service in a licensed facility for children or adolescents and their families for are unable to benefit from participation in academic or vocational services at a developmentally appropriate level in a traditional school or work setting.

This service is available 5 days a week. A typical recipient receives 20 to 25 hours per week of service in structured class room setting. Services are designed to reduce symptoms and improve level of social, emotional, or behavioral functioning.ot limited to:a

Entrance Criteria- Children seven through 17 are eligible for this service when:

  1. There is an Axis I or II MH/SA diagnosis (as defined by the DSM-IV-TR or its successors), other than a sole diagnosis of a developmental  disability And
  2. For children with a substance abuse diagnosis, the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM-PPC) are met for Level II.1,  And

  3. Both of the following shall apply:
    Evidence that less restrictive MH/SA rehabilitative services in the educational setting have been unsuccessful as evidenced by documentation from  the school (e.g., Functional Behavioral Assessment, Functional Behavioral Plan, Individual Education Plan, 504 Plan, behavior plans).

  4. The child exhibits behavior resulting in significant school disruption or significant social withdrawal, And
  5. The child is experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse symptoms (not solely those related to an individual’s diagnosis of developmental  disability) related to his/her diagnosis that severely impair functional ability in an educational setting which may include vocational education, And
  6. There is no evidence to support that alternative interventions would be equally or more effective, based on North Carolina community practice standards(Best Practice Guidelines of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine).