Day 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:
- Learn in classrooms of 8 students with 1 teacher and 1 teaching assistant supported by the clinical team of psychiatrist, and crisis workers
- Develop the age-appropriate social, emotional and learning skills to improve their academic standing, in order to return to their home school districts
- Day Treatment provides an academic education individualized to the learning and behavioral needs of each child through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Children are grouped both by age and level of academic functioning
- Individual and group therapy once a week during the school day
- Psychiatric consultation services are available 2 days a week
- Peer mediation and crisis prevention through early intervention are available all-day
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
Theresa Venticinque, LCSW
Tel: (347) 949-0268
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »
Program brochure (PDF file)
Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)
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- Counseling Centers
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- Day Treatment
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- Prevention Services
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- School-Based Behavioral Health Treatment (SBBHT)
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- Serving Youth iN Their Communities (SYNC)
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- Trauma Recovery Center
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