Day Treatment Brown County
Services & Hours of Operation
The Wasserman Day Treatment (WDT), located at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School, is part of the Child Focus Behavioral Health Division and has two programs: Day Treatment (DT) and TranQuest (TQ). Programs provide a structured therapeutic setting that provides daily group activity and academics, fun recreational activities while developing coping skills, improving interpersonal relationships and connecting with self and others. The DT program serves children and adolescents ages 6-18 and the TQ program serves clients 8-18 years old. Clients must be referred to the program through their home school district for enrollment in the year-round program. The programs operate year-round, five days per week, with two evenings per month designated for Parent Group. During the eight-week summer program, the program hours are 8:30am-12:30pm Monday through Friday. WDT is staffed 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday year-round.
The DT treatment program is designed to help children with significant mental health needs to succeed and thrive in a structured setting. This program provides 80% mental health treatment (15 hours per week) and 20% academic instruction (5 hours per week). Children and adolescents in the DT program are not able to be maintained in a public school setting due to the severity of their mental health symptoms. We strive to help them to learn and use coping strategies to manage their mood and behavior in ways that will help them achieve their goals and move to a less intensive treatment setting.
The DT program emphasizes the importance of active participation by parents and guardians in treatment. Therapeutic groups are an integral part of the treatment program. Clients participate in approximately 3 hours of group treatment daily, focusing on enhancing social and emotional development. Groups provide the opportunity to work on coping skills, problem solving skills, behavioral self-control, anger management skills, relaxation and stress reduction techniques, communication and social skills. In addition to group treatment, clients are offered individual therapy, family therapy, in-home case management, psychiatry, and parent education.
The TranQuest (TQ) program is designed to help children with mental health needs be successful and thrive in a structured setting. This program provides approximately 50% (2 ½ hours per day) of mental health treatment and 50% (2 ½ hours per day) of academic instruction. Children and adolescents in the TQ program are not able to be maintained in a public school setting due to the severity of their mental health symptoms; however, they do not require the level of care that the DT program provides.
As in the DT program, the TQ program utilizes therapeutic groups as the predominant mode of treatment. The treatment groups in this program also provide the opportunity to work on developing coping skills, problem solving skills, behavioral self-control, anger management skills, communication and social skills. Clients enrolled in the TQ program are also offered individual therapy, family therapy, in-home case management, psychiatry, and parent education.
Kennedy Clark, MSW, LSW
Brown County Wasserman Day Treatment
Colette Larson, MSW, LISW-S