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Summer Day Treatment Program

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What is the Family Transitions Summer Day Treatment Program?

Family Transitions, Inc. Northside and Southside is offering a summer program. This program is designed to help children with emotional and behavioral challenges to develop and maintain positive attitudes and age appropriate behavior. Each participant receives a customized service plan to meet his or her individual 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 as well as recreational and educational therapy. The overall goal of this program includes, but is not limited to, retaining youth in the community by empowering the family. Through understanding, we embrace differences and encourage success.

What is the program features for Family Transitions Summer 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. Transportation is provided and is free. Our summer program is one individual component of the year round intervention offered through our therapeutic day treatment program.

What does the Family Transitions Summer Day Treatment Program offer?

  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Experiental/Outdoor Exercises
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Life Skills Groups
  • Communications Enhancement
  • Nutritious Meals Provided
  • Structured Recreational Activities
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What are the Family Transitions Summer Day Treatment Program eligibility criteria?

There is an eligibility criteria for this program.

  • Children must be between the ages of 5-13. 
  • 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) 262-7960 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 Summer Day Treatment Program may be made by family members, school personnel, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists by calling Intake at 262-7960.

How do you contact us?

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

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

Family Transitions, Inc.
Northside Summer Day Treatment Program
4206 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
p: (804) 262-7960

Family Transitions, Inc.
Southside Summer Day Treatment Program
185 Belt Blvd
Richmond, VA 23224
p: 804-231-4357

Family Transitions, Inc.
Petersburg Summer Day Treatment Program
139 Monroe Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
p: 804-733-3922


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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