POLK ADOLESCENT DAY TREATMENT CENTER
Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center (PADTC) is a 501(c)3 private non-profit organization. Established in 1980, we fill the need for intensive mental health services for adolescents ages 11-17.
Our program is designed to keep the child at home in their own community and get them back in school as quickly as possible. We acknowledge that in most cases, significant change can occur rapidly and with less turmoil if the child is living at home.
Has your child been diagnosed with:
ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Gender Identification, Bi-Polar, Depression, Anxiety, Neurosis, Conduct Disorder, PTSD, Mood Disorder, Disregulation Disorder, or is on an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or is on a 504 at school? Now you are wondering, NOW WHAT?
We may be able to help,
Every Child does well, if they can.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PADTC
For 39 Years PADTC has been helping children and their families experiencing severe psychological and emotional distress. There are three distinct areas where children may demonstrate behaviors that may indicate a problem exist:
If your child is experiencing difficulties in any of these areas we may be able to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs and options.
Students receive one on one counseling and their counselor is available everyday. They have group counseling as well as Family Counseling. A core component to our counseling is Milieu Therapy. Basically that means therapy can occur wherever the student is, maybe playing sports, gardening, art class, camping or hiking. We are there when your child needs to be heard and help them develop life skills.
Children struggling often find themselves falling behind in their education. We offer individualized Education Programs which follow state and local school requirements, providing competencies for High School Graduation. Individual Education Plans are developed with the student's "Home District". We have partnered with Dallas School District who provides our special education teachers.
To develop the skills they need for living and thriving in their community, We regularly have activities that take them outside the classroom. We have an extended year program, so in the summer they may even earn the incentive to go on a camping trip, day trips to beach, mountains, or even to the mall. They develop the skills needed to be in social situations. Kids are expected to participate in P.E. regardless of their skills. All skill levels are accepted, the confidence they develop is remarkable.