Participants regularly attend an interdisciplinary program of treatment, education, and activity that fosters active participation and incorporates available social supports.
Interpretation: The availability of social supports to individuals varies, and incorporation of supports should be to the greatest extent possible.
The day treatment program:
Participants are engaged in therapeutic activities designed to develop and maintain a normalizing routine, enhance personal and interpersonal skills and behaviors, and address identified problem areas.
Services are appropriate to the age and behavioral and emotional readiness of the individual, and the program includes:
Participants are helped to develop and expand their informal support networks, including connections with friends, extended family, and community members.
Therapeutic programming provides scheduled sessions for a minimum of:
Interpretation: Outpatient day treatment programs may operate for fewer than nine hours per week when the frequency and intensity of services is appropriate to individual needs and a rationale is provided in individual service plans.
The organization helps individuals establish and strengthen links to needed support services, including:
When planning day treatment activities the organization takes into account group characteristics and the individual’s:
A program that serves a mix of individuals who live in residential care and in the community ensures that:
NA The organization does not serve a mixed population of residents and non-residents.
Individuals and involved family members participate in the development of a crisis plan and an advanced mental health directive consistent with applicable law or regulation, when appropriate.
Interpretation: Advanced mental health directives, also known as advanced psychiatric directives, enable a person with a mental illness to make decisions about the mental health care they want to receive when they may be incapacitated. Advanced mental health directives go into effect if the person is unable to make decisions for him/herself and are revocable. Advanced directives frequently address such issues as: preferences for hospitals, medications, and specific interventions; and designating a person to make decisions about their care on their behalf.
The organization evaluates children and youth for their ability to participate in recreational or athletic activities and obtains written, signed permission slips from participants’ parents or legal guardians.
Interpretation: If children and youth participate in strenuous athletic activities, or if their parents or legal guardians are not reachable, it may also be appropriate to obtain a medical records release or a signed document from a qualified medical professional stating that the participant is physically capable of participating.
NA The organization does not provide recreational or athletic activities or serve children or youth.