Behavior Development Program

The Behavior Development Program (BDP) is an after-school program designed for elementary aged children who need to focus on skills building and social support to manage behavioral problems. Patients in BDP attend their regular school during the day and come to treatment in the afternoon. This treatment program will focus on skills building and social support. Children will attend Monday through Thursday for six weeks. Children who enter BDP have had significant difficulties functioning in their family, school, and/or 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


  • Brooklyn Park, Medical Office Building
  • Edina
  • Maplewood

Please review this BDP Flyer if you have additional questions.

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 tantrums or anger through screaming, fighting, and other explosive behaviors
Services are provided by the following professionals:
  • Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows
  • Family 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


Please click here for BDP FAQs.

Additional questions?

Please email or call:
Elliot Borgstahl, BDP Supervisor