Extended Day Treatment: A Comprehensive Model of Afterschool Behavioral Health Services for Youth

This issue brief describes Extended Day Treatment (EDT) or therapeutic afterschool programs. This is an intermediate-level service that allows children to receive intensive behavioral health services in a structured therapeutic milieu while remaining at home and in school. It outlines the 11 service components that include assessment, treatment plan, therapy for individuals, groups, and families and activities with a therapeutic focus.  This resource supports resiliency.

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Jeffrey J. Vanderploeg, Robert P. Franks, Robert Plant, Marilyn Cloud, and Jacob Kraemer Tebes
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Issue brief
14 pages
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