Intensive Day Treatment

Compassionate care on an outpatient basis

Intensive day treatment serves youth with behavioral, emotional or learning problems who need more intense services than public schools provide, yet do not need out-of-home 24-hour care. Students receive special education, counseling, behavior management and family services, but return to their own homes each day.

Program Overview

Intensive day treatment provides mental health and special educational programs. Each child has a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan developed by a multidisciplinary team comprised of the student and their family, a mental health professional, mental health practitioner, referring workers, and educational staff. The team also includes mental health practitioners and a mental health professional.

Locations

Merritt Creek Academy
4000 W. 9th St.
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 625-2669

Chester Creek Academy
714 W. College St.
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 724-8815

Rockridge Academy
4849 Ivanhoe St.
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 623-6445

Denfeld
4418 Grand Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 623-6445

Hermantown YMCA at Essentia Wellness
4289 Ugstad Rd.
Hermantown, MN 55811
(218) 623-6445

Program Components

  • Psychotherapy; Individual, Family and Group
  • Skills Training
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Treatment Plan Development and Review
  • Recreation
  • Work Experience
  • Music and Creative Arts
  • Parent Education
  • Special Education

Referral Process

Intensive day treatment is for students between kindergarten and 12th grade who have a clinical diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Northwood welcomes inquiries from mental health professionals, local school districts, county social workers, hospitals, and parents.

Staff

Each student in the day treatment program has a mental health professional and practitioner assigned to them, employed by Northwood Children’s Services. Teachers and educational assistants are employed by ISD 709.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact:

Amanda Ross
Intensive Day Treatment Program
Merritt Creek Academy & Chester Creek Academy
4000 W. 9th Street
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 625-2673
aross@northwoodchildren.org

Nicole Temple
Intensive Day Treatment Program
Rockridge Academy, Denfeld, and Hermantown YMCA at Essentia Wellness Center
4849 Ivanhoe St.
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 623-6445
ntemple@northwoodchildren.org

 

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