Children’s Day Treatment


Day Treatment helps children, grades Kindergarten - 8, whose social, emotional, and behavioral problems interfere with their academic progress.

Through a trauma-informed lens, we serve children throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area who are looking to find new ways of coping and managing difficult feelings and situations in healthy and helpful ways.

We offer skills development, individual and group therapy and family psychoeducation and support. Our Children’s Day Treatment is a full-day program, where both treatment and academics are provided on-site.

Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment provides treatment to meet the therapeutic needs of children in grades kindergarten through 8th grade whose academic progress has been impacted by stress, distress and/or trauma. All of our children have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and most of our children have received some form of mental health treatment prior to coming to day treatment.

Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment believes that caregiver involvement is essential to successful outcomes for children. Throughout the duration of the child’s treatment, caregivers are expected to maintain regular contact with the treatment team, including bi-weekly, in-person meetings aimed at empowering caregivers and increasing understanding and management of the child’s mental health symptoms.

Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment has a dedicated and experienced team who is deeply committed to helping our kids learn new skills, build healthy relationships and manage overwhelming feelings. We do this by listening and learning about each child’s unique needs and then tailoring our treatment to meet those needs and improve functioning. Through a trauma-informed framework, our program uses several models of care including Zones of Regulation, mind-body practices, and restorative practices. Additionally, our therapists are trained in several modalities including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), EMDR, play, sand, and art therapy. The educational component of our program is provided by our partner, Minneapolis Public Schools.

If you feel that Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment is the right fit for you and your child, would like additional information, or are wishing to make a referral, please contact our Admissions Specialist at or 612-204-8252.

Wilder Education Complex
932 E 34th Street, Door #8
Minneapolis, Mn. 55407
Fax: (612) 623-2110

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To ensure a complete referral to Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment, please refer to the Referral Checklist.

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