Boys and Girls Village

Day Treatment Programs

Boys & Girls Village extended day treatment program is designed for children ages 5 to 14 with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties. Clients are typically children who require an organized, structured program that provides clinical and recreational groups within a therapeutic environment. The program aims to help clients improve their chance for success in life by providing adaptive living and coping skills and decrease maladaptive, unhealthy behaviors.

BGV’s day treatment program goal is to provide necessary support to families to maintain the child in their own home.

The program includes:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Treatment planning and oversight
  • A transition element that serves as a step down to, or diversion from, inpatient levels of psychiatric care.

Program requirements

Clients must display a moderate level of emotional disturbance and behavioral dyscontrol that appears to be persistent in nature (e.g., greater than six months). Priority access is afforded to children who have returned home from out-of-home care or are at risk of placement due to mental health issues or emotional disturbance.

Program requirements and eligibility

  • Families are required to participate in their child’s treatment through weekly family meetings and/or multifamily groups.
  • Our program has a three hour per day, five days per week schedule. Psychiatric oversight and medication management are provided for the length of the child’s participation.
  • The average course of therapy is six months.
  • Children throughout Greater New Haven and Fairfield County are eligible to participate.
  • Referrals are accepted from the state Department of Children & Families (DCF), schools, outpatient clinics, other partial hospital programs and healthcare providers.

For more information, call our Bridgeport office, (203) 330-6790 and ask to speak with the EDT program manager.