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School Based Day Treatment Program

school_based_day_girl_with_booksWhat is the Family Transitions School Based Day Treatment Program?

Family Transitions, Inc. is offering a School Based Day Treatment that is designed to help children with emotional and behavioral challenges to develop and maintain positive attitudes and age appropriate behavior during the school year.  Each participant receives an individual service plan customized to meet his or her needs by combining psychotherapeutic interventions, educational activities and mental health treatment.  The program combines a highly structured behavioral curriculum with recreation activities that fosters self-esteem, teaches positive decision-making skills and nurtures family support and cooperation. In addition each participant receives group and individual therapy.


This program includes, but is not limited to, retaining youth in the community while empowering the family. It is our belief that through understanding, we can embrace differences and encourage success.

What are the program features for Family Transitions School Based Day Treatment Program?

This program is designed to educate, empower and uplift youth in the program through activities that stimulate creativity, improve self-esteem and promote positive age-appropriate behavior. Our School Based Day Treatment Program is one individual component of the year round intervention offered through our therapeutic day treatment program.


school_based_day_boy_with_bookbagWhere are the Family Transitions School Based Day Treatment Program sites?

  • Fairfield Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Thompson Middle School
  • Binford Middle School
  • Ginter Park Elementary School
  • George Mason Elementary School
  • Hugenot High School
  • Elkhardt Middle School
  • John Marshall High School

What does the Family Transitions School Based Day Treatment Program offer?

  • Educational Support
  • Structured Recreational Activities
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computer Based Activities
  • Music Therapy
  • Experiental/Outdoor Excercies
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Life Skills Groups
  • Communications Enhancement

What are the Family Transitions School Based Day Treatment Program eligibility criteria?

There is an eligibility criteria for this program.

  • A minimum IQ of 60 is required. 
  • Referred youth must exhibit specific difficulties and maintain certain requirements on a continuing intermittent basis. 

If you are interested in obtaining information about this program and admission requirements, please call (804) 745-5101 to arrange an appointment

Services are available through Medicaid, Department of Juvenile Justice (294 Funding), private donors, self-pay, and/or the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) funding approval process.


How are referrals made to the program?

Referrals for the Family Transitions School Based Day Treatment Program may be made by family members, school personnel, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists by calling Intake at 745-5101.

How do you contact us?

For more information about the Family Transitions School Based Day Treatment Program, call or write to:

Family Transitions, Inc.
Administrative Office
2505 Pocoshock Place, Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23235
p: (804) 745-5101


Eligibility Criteria

Therapeutic Day Treatment

Individuals must demonstrate a clinical necessity for services arising from a sever condition due to mental behavioral or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. Individuals must meet at least two of the following criteria on a continuing or intermittent basis:

Have difficulty due to mental, behavioral or emotional illness in establishing or maintaining normal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or out of home placement because of conflicts with family or community: and/or

Exhibit such in appropriate behavior due to mental, behavioral or emotional illness that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services or judicial system are necessary and/or

Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability due to mental, behavioral or emotional illness such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior. For example, is at risk for acting out in such a fashion that will cause harm to themselves or others.

All clients also must participate in an independent clinical assessment process to receive a recommendation for services.


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Family Transitions, Inc.
Administrative Office
2505 Pocoshock Place, Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23235

Telephone: (804) 745-5101

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