CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY TREATMENT

ABOUT OUR DAY TREATMENT

Children’s Outpatient Services are available for youth with a mental health diagnosis from infancy through age 18. For clients aged 12 and older, we also offer substance use services including those focused on co-occurring disorders. Outpatient services offered include:

  • Assessments
  • Family, individual, and group therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Abuse and trauma treatment
  • Medication management

Outpatient treatment focuses on decreasing a child’s symptoms in order to enhance and maintain the child’s level of functioning. These services include:

  • Supportive stabilization
  • Crisis management
  • Coping skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Elimination of dysfunctional or risky behaviors.

Valley offers an east and west location for convenience. Outpatient services are also available in selected elementary, middle, and high school sites in Salt Lake, Granite, Canyons, and Murray school districts for individual and family therapy as well as providing access to community support programs.

We also work closely with DCFS for assessment and treatment.

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS OFFERED

Acute Children’s Extended Services (ACES)

Ages 5-12
Length of Treatment: 12 weeks

ACES is an after-school treatment service for children with severe emotional and behavioral problems. We teach social and crisis management skills through recreational and community activities as well as home and school behavioral monitoring.

Teen Acute Children’s Extended Services (Teen ACES)

Ages 13-17
Length of Treatment: 12 weeks

Teen ACES is an after-school treatment service for youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems. We teach social and crisis management skills through recreational and community activities as well as home and school behavioral monitoring.

Adolescents in Motion (AIM)

Ages 12-17
Length of Treatment: Unspecified

AIM is an intensive day program for youth with serious behavioral and emotional challenges and focuses on keeping youth with their families and communities. Our goal is to prevent more restrictive mental health placements and/or help youth step down from more restrictive settings. Clients will attend school at the AIM Program provided by Granite School District.

Adolescents Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

Ages 12-17
Length of Treatment: 3 months

ASAP Program is for youth who are struggling with addiction and substance use issues, and often with mental illness as well. Services include outpatient, intense outpatient, and day treatment services. Needs-specific programs include individual, family, and group therapy.

Children’s Behavioral Therapy Unit (CBTU) – School-Based Services

Ages 12-17
Length of Treatment: Unspecified

CBTU provides community-based, mental health day treatment programs in partnership with local school districts. Programs are offered in both Salt Lake and Granite School Districts and are for children and youth requiring highly structured therapeutic academic settings.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Ages 12-17
Length of Treatment: 3-5 months

DBT Day Treatment is provided for a total of 16 youth in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Division of Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS), or in parental custody. Youth who are admitted may exhibit intense and unstable interpersonal relationships, frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment, impulsivity that is potentially self-damaging, recurrent suicidal or para-suicidal behavior, affective instability, chronic feelings of emptiness, inappropriate intense or uncontrollable anger and transient stress-related paranoid ideation, or severe dissociative symptoms.

Kids Intensive Day Services (KIDS)

Ages 5-12
Length of Treatment: 8+ weeks

KIDS is a short-term, intensive day program for children with serious behavioral and emotional challenges, with a focus on keeping children in their families and communities. Our goal is to prevent more restrictive mental health placements and/or help youth step down from more restrictive settings.

School-Based Behavioral Health

Ages 5-17
Length of Treatment: Unspecified

Valley Behavioral Health’s School-Based Mental Health Services provide your child with an experienced on-site therapist. Valley works closely with your child, family, and school staff to increase success in class, with peers, family, and the community. Valley School-Based Mental Health Services offers; child and family mental health services conveniently located at your child’s school, flexible scheduling that fits for your family, Mental health assessments, individual and family therapy, prevention and intervention services, therapeutic relationship building, development of problem-solving, coping skills, and mental health advocates who work closely with the school team to support your child’s needs

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