The Partial Program is designed to accept children who require a higher level of structure and support than traditional mental health outpatient treatment, but who are not showing the level of acuity that would necessitate mental health inpatient treatment. This allows the child to remain at home in their community while receiving mental health treatment and educational support.
- Mental health treatment and education are integrated in a generalized school setting.
- Mental health treatment is offered all-year round to support treatment success.
Benefits of the Partial Program
- Community-based mental health treatment
- Interdisciplinary team approach
- Strength-based treatment planning
- Evidence-based interventions
- Promotes the Youth and Family Institute Best Practice Guidelines
Admission Requirements for the Partial Program
- Psychiatric history within the last six months including mental health diagnosis
- Children and adolescents must be ages 6-14; Grades 1-8
- Must have IQ of 65 or above
- Must have Medical Assistance funding with the Department of Human Services
The Partial Program uses an interdisciplinary team approach to provide a well-balanced, effective treatment system. The goal of treatment is to help students replace negative coping skills with pro-social and more effective behavior so that they can return to a less restrictive environment. The Partial Program treatment team consists of psychiatrist, program supervisor, master’s level therapist, mental health specialists, academic support staff, and a nurse.