Day Treatment


drawing of school bus in the BronxDay Treatment (DT) is a highly structured, school-based treatment program that provides mental health and educational services to children in grades K-8, and those obtaining their high school equivalency with serious emotional and behavioral issues. DT is provided in collaboration with Astor Services for Children & Families and local school districts. The DT interdisciplinary team of trained professionals provides a nurturing and supportive environment for children who have difficulty learning in a regular day-to-day school setting. The average length of program stay is between 18 months – 24 months.

No one will be denied access to services due to their inability to pay. A discounted/sliding fee schedule is available based on family size and income.

Day Treatment students:

Services Offered:

Intake Criteria:

All children admitted have behavioral and emotional problems that seriously interfere with school, home, and community adjustments. Family members refer children for assessment. The NYC DOE Committee of Special Education (CSE) reviews and approves all admissions. 



Please contact Theresa Venticinque, LCSW at (347) 949-0268

Contact Us

Theresa Venticinque, LCSW
Tel: (347) 949-0268
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »

More Information

Program brochure (PDF file)

Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)


Learn about Astor's other Bronx Community-based programs:

  1. Care Management 
    Ensures appropriate access and service management via care coordination and service integration.
  2. Counseling Centers 
    Provides counseling, psychiatric services and case management to children and adolescents, and their families.
  3. Day Treatment
    A school-based intensive treatment program that integrates mental health and special education services for students grades K — 8. 
  4. High Fidelity Wraparound
    Evidence-based care coordination that uses a highly structured, team-based, family-centered approach.
  5. Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development (Little Red School House)
    Special education therapeutic preschool
  6. Prevention Services
    Time-limited, evidence-based model that utilizes a home-based approach to address both the concrete and clinical needs of the child and the family.
  7. School-Based Behavioral Health Treatment (SBBHT) 
    School-based clinics and other mental health/casework supports embedded in community schools.
  8. Serving Youth iN Their Communities (SYNC)
    Through supportive skill-building and clinical services, SYNC helps to build a strong foundation so that youth and families can be active and productive members of their communities
  9. Transitions 
    Provides services to school-aged youths, 4-18 years old, who exhibit behavioral difficulties in order to promote academic stability and successful promotion to the next grade level.
  10. Trauma Recovery Center
    The Trauma Recovery Center strives to provide help, healing and hope to survivors of trauma.