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 offers options of a half-day program for those that would like to remain in their home school or 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. Many of our children struggle with emotional and behavioral regulation, peer and adult relationships, attention, and self-esteem. 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 meetings aimed at empowering caregivers and increasing understanding and management of their 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 ARC, a trauma-informed framework, our program uses several models of care including Zones of Regulation, mind body practices and restorative practices. Additionally, our therapists may use one or more of the following treatment approaches: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), DBT, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, play, 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 email@example.com or 612-204-8252.
To ensure a complete referral to Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment, please refer to the Referral Checklist.
Is Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment a year-round program?
Yes, our Children’s Day Treatment program is a year-round program. We serve kids 52 weeks out of the year including during winter, spring and summer breaks.
Do kids attend treatment even if there is no school?
Yes, kids attend treatment even when there is no school. They come for three hours of day treatment either in the morning or afternoon based on their treatment group and then return home or to another location.
Does Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment provide full-day and half-day treatment options?
Yes, for families who are looking for a full-day option, we partner with Minneapolis Public Schools to offer onsite educational services. For families who would like their child to stay in their home district school, kids will come to day treatment for half of the day and remain in their home district school for the other half of the day.
Does my child need an IEP to receive Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment services?
Kids do not need an IEP to attend our half-day program. Kids do need a current IEP to attend our full-day program.
Who provides transportation to Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment?
How long is the Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment program?
Kids are in our Day Treatment program for approximately 12 -18 months.
Who refers children to Catholic Charities Children’s Day Treatment?
Many of our referrals come from school social workers. They may also come from community mental health case managers, county workers, partial hospitalization programs, or families themselves.