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Children's Day Treatment: FAQ
What types of daily activities do the children engage in?
Groups actively engage in therapeutic activities including but not limited to:
Daily Living Skills
Social Skills Development
Is anger management a component of the program?
While specific blocks of time are frequently scheduled for the learning and developing of anger management skills, this is an area that is addressed throughout each child's day at the program. Therapists regularly focus on each child's ability to recognize individual triggers, feelings, frustration tolerance, healthy coping skills and conflict resolution.
Do groups provide for and/or require children to complete school assignments?
The Children's Day Treatment Program does provide time for children to complete school assignments. Many of the children have been classified with a learning disability. Our therapists recognize that learning disabilities are associated with low self-esteem, low motivation, poor peer relationships, anger and frustration. In an attempt to promote each child's mental health and school success, homework becomes an essential component of our daily schedule. Homework is generally completed during "Time Management."
Does the program provide behavior therapy and opportunities for positive social interaction?
The Children's Day Treatment Program provides behavior therapy and a formalized behavior management program . It is a key component of the program. Through the use of modeling, role-play, and opportunities for individual and group interaction, the children develop essential skills for relating to and interacting with others.
Does the program operate all year long?
The Children's Day Treatment Program operates on a full-year schedule. During the regular school year the program is open from the time the child finishes their school day until 6:00pm. The program operates as a full day therapeutic service during the summer months of July and August.
Do you provide transportation?
Yes. Transportation services are provided by the sending school district, Children's Day Treatment, or the parent/guardian. Children attending Mercer County Special Services Schools are presently transported to the program by the sending district's school bus. During the months of July and August, the program is the sole provider of transportation services.
Do you provide trips and community interaction?
Field trips are occasionally arranged throughout the regular school year, but typically occur during the months of July and August. All children who have achieved their therapeutic goals are invited to participate in special trips/activities. Some of the activities the program has participated in the past include:
Parks (Neshaminy Iced Tea Lake, Six-Flags)
College Trips (College of New Jersey)
Occupational Trips (i.e. airport, ceramic studio, cosmetology school)
Sporting Trips (roller skating, bowling, ball games)
"Scared Straight" (courts, detention centers)
Fun Friday (after program night of various activity)
Mentor Night (One-on-one activity with a positive adult role-model)