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D.T.P. - Frequently Asked Questions

​​​?  Can I have my son/daughter enrolled in the Day Treatment Program myself?

A:   A student can only be admitted to the Day Treatment Program through a referral from Halifax Behavioral Services.  Students with current services through Halifax Behavioral can discuss this option with their physician and/or therapist.  For more information on Halifax Behavioral Services, you can call 386-425-3900.

? My child's school counselor suggested I bring him/her to Halifax Behavioral for a mental health screening.  Is this the same as a referral to Day Treatment?

A:  No, a mental health screening referral can be made by a school under circumstances where the safety of the child or others is in question.  Halifax Behavioral will complete a free mental health screening for children and adolescents Monday – Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.   Screenings are completed in order of arrival, appointments are not available.

?  Where is Halifax Behavioral Services located?

A:  841 Jimmy Ann Drive, Daytona Beach  32117

? Will my child keep their same school schedule if they are enrolled in the Day Treatment Program?

A: Elementary and Middle School students will keep the same academic course schedule.  All Elementary and Middle School students will be enrolled in a Social/Personal Skills course for their elective.  Additional electives are not provided through the Day Treatment Program.  High School students have a schedule created that offers the student the opportunity to continue with current school-based courses offered through virtual education.  If current academic courses are not available, students are offered an opportunity to enroll in a course they previously failed or did not complete.  All High School students are enrolled in Social/Personal Skills class for elective credit. 

?  My child is enrolled in Honors and/or AP classes.  Can they continue in these classes if they are admitted to the Day Treatment Program?

A:  Certain Honors level courses are available through virtual curriculum at the Day Treatment Program.  Advanced Placement courses are not available.

? Does my child need to have an I.E.P. to be able to attend the Day Treatment Program?

A:  No, both general education and previously identified Students with Disabilities are able to attend the Day Treatment Program with a medical referral from Halifax Behavioral Services. 

? My child currently has a scholarship to attend a private or charter school.  What happens if I enroll my child in the Day Treatment Program?

A:  Certain scholarships will be forfeited if the student enrolls in the Day Treatment Program when school is in session.  Please call the administrative office of the scholarship provider for additional information.

? How will my child's school know they are going to attend the Day Treatment Program? Do I have to go to the school to get them withdrawn?

A: Schools are notified via phone and email to withdraw the student from the current school of enrollment once admission to the Day Treatment Program is complete. At this time, any withdrawal grades are also requested from the school.   It is not necessary for parents to go to the attending school to have them withdrawn to Day Treatment if it is a public school.

? Who decides how long my child stays in the Day Treatment Program?

A:  The length of admission is determined by the supervising physician. Input from the classroom teacher and therapist is provided to the supervising physician on a continuous basis regarding student response to the therapeutic program.  ​

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