primary component of PA Treatment & Healing’s multifaceted menu of services is the
After School Evening Day Treatment Program.
The day treatment program was designed to provide intensive
supervision, accountability and therapeutic services to youth during the
high risk after school evening hours.
We were one of the very first community based programs
designed to deliver the intensity of a residential program yet still
keeping the youth in his or her own community.
PA Treatment & Healing aims to help youth achieve success where they once were
destructive and to reconcile and restore broken family relationships.
After School Evening Day Treatment provides an alternative to
residential treatment placements for youth demonstrating antisocial
behaviors. Our vast array of services and intensity provides a highly successful
alternative to either weekly counseling or residential care.
The program also provides aftercare for youth who are removed
from costly institutional placements and returned to their homes and
minimizes reentry problems for youth who are attempting to readjust to
Treatment & Healing provides transportation to and from the program for all youth enrolled
in the Day Treatment program. Providing
transportation to our clientele is critical to their daily attendance.
The After School Evening Day Treatment Program operates year
round, six days per week, during peak at-risk, unsupervised hours (3:00
p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and provides 24-hour crisis intervention services by
use of an on-call emergency system.
The After School Evening Day Treatment Program receives both
female and male referrals that are between the ages of ten and eighteen.
The average length of treatment for each youth is approximately
nine months. However, some
clients participate in the program for as long as twelve months.
stress individual goal planning, development and
achievement. A client’s
attainment of individual goals will be the major method for measuring
success. Services are
provided at the center as well as in the home, school, and community.
program utilizes a highly structured behavior management model, known as PA Treatment & Healing’s Normative Systems Approach.
This system of accountability encourages personal goal
development and positive leadership in each youth referred into the
program. Through this
system each youth is required to take full accountability for his or her
actions, make restitution, pursue reconciliation with those he or she
has offended as well as those who have offended him or her.
The ultimate goal is to achieve restoration of healthy
relationships in the home and community. After this is accomplished, the youth becomes motivated to
explore educational and vocational pursuits, as well as desired work
Serving as Mental Health Director for the agency is psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Tolan. He is available for psychiatric evaluations,
and consultation on a regularly scheduled basis for all
youth involved with the agency.
Agency currently contracts with Hugh S. Smith, Ph.D. & Associates, P.C., Nulton Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Gina Mavromatis-Constantini, Dr. Jennifer Hixon, Dr. Kenneth Kindya and Dr. Anthony Drago to
provide psychological evaluations, attend weekly staff meetings, remain
available for telephone or face-to-face consultation with staff as
needed, and periodically observe clients and staff during program hours.
PA Treatment & Healing receives both male and female referrals
that are between ten and eighteen years of age. Direct intervention
hours range from twenty-five to fifty-five hours each week without
removing the youth from his/her home. Treatment normally covers the
after school and evening hours throughout the week, as well as
Saturday programming. Home visits with the client and his/her family
occur weekly. Caseworkers provide follow-up curfew checks, 24-hour
crisis intervention, and on-call services after hours.
services provided during the After School Evening Day Treatment
Individual Counseling Sessions
Community Service Opportunities
Life Skills Instruction
Parental Education, Support & Counseling
Supervised Community Outings/Camping Experiences
Weekly Home Visits
Leadership and Social Skills Development
Drug & Alcohol Counseling (at no charge)
Organizational Skills Building
Victim Awareness Groups
Treatment for Sexually Abused and Sexual Offenders
Intensive Supervision Sessions
THE AFTER SCHOOL EVENING DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM OFFERS
the Victim, a
maximum chance of getting restitution. Youthful violators work to
pay fines, costs and restitution to the victim.
regular home visits and family counseling to keep them aware of the
child's progress and to give parents the support they need to raise
their children successfully.
the Agencies Working with the Child,
a chief case management approach, to master the youth's environment
and allow him/her to have access to all community interventions that
will help him/her.
the Child, a
chance for a productive future in the community by resolving anger
and pain, which often results in a life of failure if not healed.
the Community, a
child of destruction now becomes a constructive individual by
contributing to the community he/she offended.