Day Treatment Services Overview
Capitalizing on the success of our therapeutic day school for middle school and high school students, CHNK now offers Day Treatment services for elementary school age youth in Northern Kentucky. Launched in early 2018, these services are offered in partnership with Covington Independent Public Schools (CIPS).
On any given day, up to ten (10) elementary school students attend class in a dedicated building on CHNK’s Devou Park campus. A full-time elementary teacher and teacher’s assistant provided by CIPS educate the students using a curriculum that meets Kentucky education standards.
A full-time CHNK therapist, case manager, and treatment specialist complement the academic services with behavioral health services. This includes teaching students the skills needed to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors.
Why Day Treatment is Needed
Day Treatment services provide comprehensive therapeutic and academic care for youth unable to navigate a traditional classroom environment due to mental health challenges. This approach to education creates an environment in which students with behavioral health needs can better manage anxiety, emotions, problematic behavior, and mental illness while still engaging in learning.
According to recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 children in the United States has or will have a debilitating mental health disorder. This equates to 20 percent of children attending school each day. Since children spend the majority of their time in school, schools play a critical role in supporting students with mental health disorders and providing safe, non-stigmatizing environments. Unfortunately, many schools do not yet have processes and positions in place to adequately address both the academic and behavioral needs of such students.
CHNK’s Day Treatment efforts will address this gap in services by establishing a more intimate, therapeutic classroom environment with a student to staff ratio of 2:1.
Day Treatment Case Manager