Behavior Development Program

The Behavior Development Program (BDP) is a year round program held in the “after-school” hours designed for elementary aged children who need to focus on skills building and social support 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 parenting support. Children will attend Monday through Thursday for six weeks. 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 identify challenges and increase skills for emotional, social, and family well-being.

Behavior Development Program Hours

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

Length of stay

  • 6 week program
    • 3 modules of 2 weeks each


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:
  • Therapists
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Treatment is provided through the following ways:
  • Social and Skills Building/Second Step™
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Psychological Education
  • Parent Skills Group

Example Daily BDP Schedule

Additional questions?

Please email or call:
Elliot Borgstahl, BDP Operations Supervisor