The Day Treatment Program is only available to school-age students who have been medically referred through Halifax Behavioral Services. Schools are not able to refer or place a student into the Day Treatment Program. The Day Treatment Program is designed as a short-term placement of 8-10 weeks with intensive therapeutic, medical and behavioral support for students who require close monitoring of behaviors and/or medication regimes. The Day Treatment Program school hours are 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Students are able to be dropped off at the program beginning at 7:45 A.M. Breakfast and lunch is provided to all students.
Students who reside in Volusia and Flagler Counties are eligible to be referred to the Day Treatment Program and receive instruction through Volusia County School's staff for the duration of their treatment period. Students will be withdrawn from their attending school while admitted to the Day Treatment Program. Daily transportation to and from the program must be arranged by the parent. Under some circumstances, Halifax Behavioral Services can assist parents with setting up transportation for student's age 14 years and up.
Classrooms in the Day Treatment Program are designed to meet the educational needs of students in K- 12th grade. Each of the 4 classrooms is limited to 10 students. An Exceptional Student Education teacher and a paraprofessional are assigned to each Elementary, Middle and High School classroom.
Virtual curriculum is utilized for the majority of the students placed into the Day Treatment Program. Classroom- based teachers support the virtual education curriculum through hands-on academic activities. Daily activities are scheduled for all students including group therapy, individual therapy, recreational therapy and academics. Students who are in grades 9-12 are able to earn academic credit for successful participation in therapeutic activities with their teacher and Halifax Behavioral Services therapist.
Students who participate in the Day Treatment Program must be enrolled in the school portion of the program through Volusia County Schools. All grades and academic credit earned while admitted to the Day Treatment program will transfer with the student to the school they enroll in after discharge. This may be in the form or withdrawal grades, quarter grades, semester grades and/or final grades for year.