Youth Day Treatment - Valley Behavioral Health

Youth Day Treatment

Our children’s outpatient and youth mental health services are available for those with a mental health diagnosis from infancy to age 18. We provide a variety of programs and services that are designed to effectively address your child’s mental and behavioral health without disrupting your family’s schedule. These services include:

  • Assessments
  • Family, individual, and group therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Abuse and trauma treatment
  • Medication management

About Our Services

Our children’s outpatient treatment focuses on decreasing a child’s symptoms in order to enhance and maintain your child’s symptoms in order to enhance and maintain your child’s level of functioning. We offer specialized children’s behavioral health programs during or after school, or as a day treatment program. Together, we will help your child address:

  • Supportive stabilization
  • Crisis management
  • Coping skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Eliminating dysfunctional or risky behaviors

These day treatment and outpatient services are offered at Valley’s East and West locations for your convenience. Children’s outpatient services are also available in select elementary, middle, and high school sites throughout Salt Lake, Granite, Canyons, and Murray school districts.

These school-based programs are for individuals and family therapy, as well as providing access to community support programs. Additionally, we work closely with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for assessment and treatment. Review the listing below to find the best outpatient mental or behavioral health program for your child, or call a Valley Behavioral Health representative for further information.

Youth and Children’s Outpatient Programs

Adolescents in Motion (AIM)

AIM is an intensive day program for youth ages 12-17 with serious behavioral and emotional challenges. AIM focuses on keeping youth with their families and communities. The goal is to prevent more restrictive mental health placements and/or help youth step down from more restrictive settings. Clients will attend school at the AIM Program provided by Granite School District.

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Acute Children’s Extended Services (ACES)

ACES is an after school treatment service for children ages 5-12 with severe emotional and behavioral problems. This program teaches social and crisis management skills through recreational and community activities as well as home and school behavioral monitoring.

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Children’s Behavioral Therapy Unit (CBTU) – School-Based Services

Located in Participating Schools (CBTU) provides community-based mental health day treatment programs in partnership with local school districts. Programs are offered in both Salt Lake and Granite School Districts and are for children and youth requiring highly structured therapeutic academic settings.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a 4-6 month long program that focuses on teaching the core DBT skills of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, conflict resolution, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. The program helps treat co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance use, and early presenting personality disorders. Children are accepted from the ages of 12-18, varying on circumstances. DBT is a Medicaid only program, with referrals coming from outpatient therapists or hospitals.

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Kids Intensive Day Services (KIDS)

KIDS is a short-term intensive day program for youth ages 5-12 with serious behavioral and emotional challenges. Treatment at KIDS is designed to prevent placement in more restrictive settings and/or help youth step down from more restrictive settings. The goal is to keep children with their families in the community.

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Children’s Outpatient Services (COS)

Children’s Outpatient Services are available for youth with a mental health diagnosis from infancy through age 18. Substance use services are also offered for clients ages 12 and older, including those focused on co-occurring disorders. Outpatient services offers assessments, family, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, abuse and trauma treatment, and medication management. We also work closely with DCFS for assessment and treatment.Outpatient treatment focuses on decreasing a child’s symptoms in order to enhance and maintain the child’s level of functioning. These services include supportive stabilization, crisis management, coping skills, problem solving, and elimination of dysfunctional or risky behaviors.

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ValleyWest provides a range of mental health and substance use services for residents of Salt Lake County. ValleyWest provides outpatient treatment for families with services for adults and children. ValleyWest clinicians offer care focused on assistance for reunification with children, parenting classes, and evidence-based trauma treatment.

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