Therapeutic Youth Day Treatment is a mental health service offered in many of the public schools in the City of Richmond.  Qualified Mental Health Professionals provide services to help children improve behaviors, strengthen relationships, and enhance emotional well-being.  Children receive extra support at school and learn new skills with the goal of having fewer problems with behavior, attendance, and disciplinary issues. 

What is Therapeutic Day Treatment? 

Therapeutic Youth Day Treatment is a mental health service offered in many of the public schools in the City of Richmond.  Qualified Mental Health Professionals provide services to help children improve behaviors, strengthen relationships, and enhance emotional well-being.  Children receive extra support at school and learn new skills with the goal of having fewer problems with behavior, attendance, and disciplinary issues. 

How does Therapeutic Day Treatment work?

The RBHA team will:

  • Support your child in the classroom by monitoring, observing, providing reminders, and counseling throughout the school day.
  • Conduct daily psycho-educational groups that teach social skills, anger control, problem solving, coping skills, communication, and more.
  • Offer family counseling by calling the guardian each week to review the child’s progress and assist with any issues at home.
  • Provide crisis intervention if needed.  The RBHA team is trained to handle any situation that places the child or his/her peers in harm’s way.
  • Coordinate services  through regular communication with teachers and any other service providers involved. 
  • Provide counseling.  Each week, RBHA staff will meet with the child one-on-one to process any obstacles that are hindering his/her success.  The child will also have the opportunity to participate in a small group of his/her peers to practice new skills.

How much does Therapeutic Day Treatment cost?

The cost of services is covered by Medicaid’s health insurance policies, so the guardian does not have to pay for treatment. 

How can I refer a child for Therapeutic Day Treatment Services?

Anyone interested in learning more about our school-based programs can email or contact the Director at 804-819-4065. 

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