ACT Day Treatment Center
For more information contact:
4717 Sullivan Slough Road
Burlington, IA 52601
ACT DAY TREATMENT
ACT Day Treatment is an Alternative Community Treatment program designed to provide services to youth (11-17 years old) and families throughout Des Moines, Lee, and Louisa counties in an effort to decrease the need and risk of youth being placed out of their home. ACT Day Treatment Program individualizes treatment programming for each youth and family based on their specific treatment needs.
ACT Day Treatment is a collaborative treatment program between youth, families, Juvenile Court Services, ACT Day Treatment, and the youths’ home school district. ACT provides 2 hours of skill development class daily, and incorporates Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART) 3 days a week. Youth experience healthy, supportive, positive interactions with fellow peers and ACT staff while learning pro-social skills, working on community service projects, and engage in team building activities on a daily basis. Weekly individual and family therapy sessions are provided to assist youth and their families enhance their relationships, develop healthy communication patterns, identify healthy support systems, identify barriers they experience to success and assist them with gaining the tools and power to overcome them. Youth and their family are assessed for trauma (past and current) throughout the treatment process and are referred to appropriate services, both within and outside of, Young House Family Services. ACT Day Treatment currently has a Certified Trauma Art Narrative Therapy Guide on staff for youth that are interested in these services to assist them in healing from unresolved trauma.
Youth referred by Juvenile Court Services or families who are interested in our private pay option.
THE PROGRAM FOCUS IS TO TEACH SKILLS WHICH WOULD:
- Promote and empower the youth to make positive decisions and create the possibilities for building healthy relationships and life styles for success.
- Enable the youth to experience success and positive emotional experiences.
- Enhance the use of community resources beyond this program.
- Promote long-term psychosocial and educational development for the adolescent.
SKILL CLASSES WILL FOCUS ON TOPICS SUCH AS:
- Anger Management
- Decision Making Skills
- Self Esteem / Self Concept
- Relationship Building Skills
- Communication Skills
- Coping Skills
- Behavior Cycles
- Conflict Resolution Skills
- Peer Presure
ENHANCED MONITORING / OUTREACH PROGRAM
The Enhanced Monitoring/Outreach Program (Enhanced services) is designed to serve at risk youth and their families involved with Juvenile Court Services. Enhanced services are provided through referrals made by Juvenile Court Services at no cost to the families. Enhanced services provide youth and families in-home treatment services that focus on enhancing relationships, building community supports, gaining healthy communication patterns, assisting families in learning de-escalating strategies to utilize in times of crisis, providing support to youth and their families, and working with youth and families to decrease the need for more intense services.
TRACKING AND MONITORING
Tracking and Monitoring is part of our Enhanced Monitoring/Outreach Program and all referrals are made by Juvenile Court Services. This service provides youth a level of accountability and encourages youth to make better choices. Tracking and Monitoring staff follow up with individual youth throughout the week at home and/or school to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
ACT Day Treatment Center is a program of Young House Family Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We rely heavily on the generosity of United Way, grants and our community for on-going needs.
Young House Family Services
400 S. Broadway St.
Burlington, Iowa 52601
fax: (319) 758-6650