The Behavior Development Program is offered year round as an After School Intensive Outpatient Program designed for elementary aged children, 7-12 years of age. 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


Parent night is Monday and Wednesdays for closed parent group starting at 5-6 PM followed by a Parent/Child Activity from 6:00-6:30 PM.

Please review this BDP Flyer if you have additional questions.

Please click here for more information and BDP FAQs

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:
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Benefits to the Behavior Development Program:
  • Second Step™ Curriculum for social-emotional skill development
  • Recreational Activities
  • Evidence-based structured programming for skill development
  • Parent coaching and skill development group
  • Mindfulness skill building
  • Coordination of care with outside providers
  • Medication Management as needed

Enrollment Process:

Interested in getting your child or teen started in one of the After-School Intensive Outpatient Programs?

No current psychiatrist or therapist/psychologist for your child/teen: The first step to admission is to call 952.826.8475 to schedule a Free Needs Assessment at any one of our locations.

If your child/teen is currently working with a psychiatrist or therapist/psychologist: The first step is to speak with that psychiatrist, therapist or psychologist about these programs to confirm their agreement that these programs would be helpful for your child/teen. The second step is for your psychiatrist or therapist/psychologist to call 952.826.8424 to speak with one of our Direct Admissions Coordinators. Alternatively, they may fax their recommendation for your child/teen to participate in this program to 763.315.6677 or 763.315.4436.

Additional questions?

Please email or call:
Ellen Wied, MS, LPCC, Operations Supervisor