Standards for Canadian organizations

2020 Edition

Day Treatment Services Definition

Purpose

Individuals who receive Day Treatment Services improve psychosocial, educational, vocational, and cognitive functioning, and learn to manage their symptoms.

Definition

Day Treatment Services are daytime programs that provide integrated, comprehensive treatment; and educational, vocational, and activity services to individuals with physical or mental disabilities, emotional disorders, behavioural disorders, and/or substance use conditions. Day treatment services also include therapeutic services for their families.

Day Treatment Services are designed to prevent movement to a more intensive level of care or as transitional or maintenance services for those who have stepped down from more intensive levels of care.

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