Day Treatment

With help from day treatment, Josh has been able to return to school and compete at the state and regional levels of Special Olympics.

The day treatment program serves youth, ages 8 to 18, who are diagnosed with mental illness/severe emotional disorders and underlying developmental disabilities. These youth are residents in the Jacksonville area, living in their home, in foster care or in MHC’s Level III group home for dually diagnosed teens (ages 8 to 18).

An on-site school provides age-appropriate curricula, with staff coordinating assignments with Onslow County public schools to ensure academic credits and consistency.

The program uses a model of care that provides direct, individualized, behavioral interventions for each child. Services include individual and group psychotherapy, psycho-educational groups, recreational therapy or family therapy. Two licensed and certified recreational therapy assistants work daily with children and two therapists provide clinical support and direct services to clients.

Goals of Day Treatment:

Teach youth to manage their behavioral issues and prepare them to return successfully to their home and public schools.