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.