At Millcreek of Magee, a behavioral disorders treatment facility in Mississippi, we believe that is important in the lives of children and adolescents. However, some children and adolescents have difficulty succeeding in some school settings. Additionally, some young people struggle with psychological, behavioral, emotional, or cognitive concerns that hinder learning when not receiving education in a more therapeutic and supportive environment. Because of this need, Millcreek of Magee has created therapeutic day school programs at our treatment facility that allows these types of children and adolescents to succeed and learn in a manner that takes into account the unique challenges that these young people face.
Children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 21 can access these programs and receive academic instruction from Highly Qualified Licensed Teachers at our treatment facility in Mississippi. The size of our classrooms are small so that every young person can receive adequate attention in order to maximize learning. Additionally, student aids are available and can assist students if it is deemed necessary for a child or adolescent’s success. Meals are provided for young people in school-based day treatment programs at our facility.
Children and adolescents in this treatment program in Mississippi engage in a number of therapeutic interventions that are designed to cease maladaptive behaviors and treat psychological concerns that prevent healthy functioning and effective learning. The therapeutic interventions featured within this program include:
- Individual therapy programs that occur at least twice a month
- Family therapy program that occur at least twice a month
- Group therapy program is held once per week, which includes topics such as independent living skills, social skills, homework skills, addressing issues at home, stress management, and behavior management
- Therapeutic recreational programs
- Music therapy programs
- Art projects
- Medication management by psychiatrists at our treatment facility who oversee medication needs, including prescribing, ordering, and refilling any needed prescriptions; meetings with psychiatrists in our treatment programs occur once per month
These therapeutic programs at our treatment facility are in place should a child or adolescent engage in this program after completing a more intensive type of treatment and to ensure that each young person will successfully transition back into their home or school setting with positive adjustment. Furthermore, each youth’s success is monitored and evaluated based on the Phase System that we employ in the school-based day treatment program at our facility. This system includes the following stages, which are reinforced with rewards for positive progress while a youth is in our treatment program:
The use of this system ultimately helps children or adolescents understand the benefits of good behavior and positive change, two components that ultimately produce successful treatment completion at our facility.
Lastly, school-based day treatment programs at Millcreek of Magee is held in three locations within the state of Mississippi, with programming offered in Meadville, Clinton, and Magee. So as to prevent distance or transportation issues from being deterrents for participating in this program, we can provide transportation to and from treatment programs everyday. Transportation services are a unique benefit of this treatment program, as we are the only mental healthcare facility in Mississippi who provides transportation for youth who are participating in these programs.
If your child or adolescent could benefit from the services offered in our school-based day programs at our treatment facility, do not hesitate to contact us for more information. At Millcreek of Magee, a treatment facility located in Mississippi, we are here to help your child or adolescent succeed.