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In the Classroom


Therapeutic Day Treatment is a school-based program designed to successfully address mental health, emotional, and behavioral issues that create a barrier to effective learning. STAAND's school base counselors facilitate strategic interventions such as CBT, Person Control, and Strength Based Modalities 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 specialist gives a child the best opportunity to redirect problematic behavior so he/she can return to learning while protecting the learning environment for their classmates.

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How Does TDT work?

The Therapeutic Day Treatment team provides therapeutic activities including Individual and/or group social skills education, behavior management, crisis intervention, family and psycho-educational interventions. Once a child or adolescent has been determined to be eligible for Therapeutic Day Treatment, a diagnostic evaluation is conducted, followed by the development of an Individualized Service Plan designed to cover therapeutic activities before, during and after school, as well as in the home and during holiday and summer breaks. 

Who is eligible for TDT?

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. 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 require recurrent interventions at home and/or in the community.

How is TDT funded?

Medicaid funds this service for youth who are current recipients and meet the eligibility criteria for the program.

Family at a Beach


Through our intensive in-home counseling services we serve youth ages 4-21 utilizing evidence-based techniques to address problematic behaviors that put children at risk of being displaced from their homes.
Our counselors work with the child on a specialized treatment plan that addresses specific behaviors while utilizing family supports. Our staff are on call 24/7 for crisis management, and they are actively involved with connecting the child and family to community resources that assist the child in successful treatment.
Children insured by Medicaid are eligible for up to 26 weeks of service per year for three to 10 hours of in-home counseling per week depending on their needs.

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Eligibility Criteria (IIH)

STAAND provides IIH services to adolescents and teenagers who are at risk of out-of-home placement or transitioning back to the home from out-of-home placement due to emotional or behavioral needs. STAAND accepts Medicaid for IIH Services.

IIH Qualifications

  • Receive Medicaid and are ages 4 to 21

  • Demonstrate a clinical necessity arising from a condition due to a mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities and places individuals at risk of removal from their home

  •  Have difficulty establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that individuals are at risk of hospitalization or out-of-home placement due to conflicts with family or community

  • Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability in recognizing personal danger or significant inappropriate social behavior


  • Mental health services

  • Intensive individual and family counseling -focusing on behavior and solution-oriented activities

  • Service coordination with wrap-around services

  • Assistance with parole officers and juvenile justice issues

  • Counseling in the home and/or referral to outpatient therapy

  • Twenty-four-hour crisis intervention

  • Behavior management and care coordination services for the individual and family members

  • Development of a targeted intensive service plan (ISP) that addresses the individual needs of the child and needs of his/her family

  • Collaboration with other agencies and providers

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