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9th Annual

Spring Into Action 

a fundraising event to benefit the
Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Program
at the Institute of Living

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About the Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Program at the Institute of Living
The Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Program serves children ages 6 to 18 years old with mental health needs.  Clients are served in one of the following levels of care: Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, Connecting Adolescents with Psychosis Program, or the Extended Day Treatment/Teaching Our Positive Side Program.

This program is delivered across two floors in the Braceland building at the Institute of Living, with each area having a centrally located designated milieu space around the treatment room areas. The milieu space is an open area where children hang out before and after group, eat their snack, take space, and de-escalate in times of crisis.


The current milieu space is generic and does not appear therapeutic or trauma-informed. It lacks child-friendly colors, activities, self-regulation cues and supplies, and age-appropriate interventions. The ability to obtain supplies such as bean bag chairs, sensory items, physical movement cues and activities, will allow staff to create a sensory room, self-regulation zones with visual cues, and supply each area with age-appropriate sensory and coping skills. 


The support received from the funding will greatly enhance the delivery of care, enhance self-regulation leading to a decrease in outbursts and physical interventions, and overall enhance the patient’s experience and treatment outcomes.


To learn more about this important facility within the IOL, please visit