The Behavior Development Program (BDP) is offered year round as an”after-school” hours intensive outpatient program designed for elementary aged children. This one of a kind program will develop social-emotional skills to manage behavioral problems. Patients in BDP follow their regular schedule during the day and come to treatment in the afternoon. This treatment program will focus on skills building and support for children and parents. Children who enter BDP typically have difficulty functioning in one or more of the following areas: family/relationships, school, and community. The treatment team works closely with families to tailor the program to the individual needs of the child and family.

Behavior Development Program Hours

  • Monday – Thursday
  • 3:30pm –  6:30pm

Length of stay

  • 6 week program


Please review this BDP Flyer if you have additional questions.

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Children that could benefit from this program may:
  • Struggle with age appropriate social interaction
  • Need frequent redirection to stay on task
  • Struggle with limits and boundaries
  • Have a hard time problem solving or compromising
  • Struggles with strong emotions as demonstrated through disruptive behaviors
  • Show consistent difficulty tolerating change, stress, transition, or disappointment
Services are provided by the following professionals:
  • Psychiatrists or Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Benefits to the Behavior Development Intensive Outpatient Program:
  • Medication Management as needed
  • Second Step™ Curriculum for social-emotional skill development
  • Recreational Activities
  • Psychological Education
  • Evidence-based structured programming for skill development
  • Parent coaching and skill development group

Example Daily BDP Schedule

Additional questions?

Please email or call:
Elliot Borgstahl, BDP Operations Supervisor