Lighthouse’s Preschool, Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Programs are intensive mental health services which consist of psychotherapy and skills training for three hours per day, 4-5 days each week. Our preschool group serves children ages 3-6, child group serves ages 7-10 and adolescent group serves ages 11-14. These programs serve children exhibiting difficulties with social interactions and behavioral outbursts. Day Treatment services are aimed to help children function effectively at home, school and in the community, as well as address parenting and relationship needs within the family.
Day Treatment is a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. Our focus is on social and emotional stability within a group setting. Program staff consist of a combination of therapist and skills practitioners who are trained in Developmental Repair. Developmental Repair focuses on supporting and/or restoring healthy interactions which are developmentally appropriate for each individual child’s age and experience.
Children appropriate for Day Treatment often struggle with getting along with friends and family and struggle with severe temper tantrums. In Day Treatment, children learn how to recognize emotions, learn to use their words to replace aggressive behaviors and develop calming skills. Developmental Repair takes into consideration any trauma or stress a child may have experienced which can often be the underlying issue causing the social and emotional difficulties.
Lighthouse Child & Family Services (LCFS) has Preschool, Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Programs in Princeton and Preschool Day Treatment in St. Cloud. Each program serves up to 7-8 enrolled children. Day Treatment programs run year-round.
Day Treatment is a billable service package covered by MA and PMAP insurances, only. For families who aren’t able to provide transportation for their children, LCFS staff will help families secure transportation through their insurance and/or school.