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Programs - Sussex County

Day Treatment Program

Operating in Lewes and Dover, Day Treatment is an intensive daily
program that provides a community-based alternative to psychiatric
hospitalization or residential treatment for 6 to 14 year olds. The children
attend a regular school day between 8:45am and 2:30pm Monday-Friday and
return home each afternoon. The period of enrollment is generally one to six months.

The following services are offered:
  • Structured Milieu
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychotropic Intervention
  • Medication Review (when necessary)
  • Academic Testing
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Transition Services
  • Special Education
  • Recreational and Cultural Activities
Day Treatment Program
Our team of clinicians is joined by certified special education teachers and an education psychologist to provide both clinical and academic services.  They are assisted in all program functions by trained paraprofessional and support personnel.

The staff at Day Treatment strongly believes that participation by the family or caretaker is the single most important factor in a successful placement. Family members and caretakers are viewed as being  part of the treatment team and are expected to be significantly involved in the therapeutic process.
The programs are fully funded by the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and licensed by the state of Delaware.  All referrals to Day Treatment are made through the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services.  You may also learn more by calling the Dover or Lewes DGS office.
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