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Youth Enrichment Services Intensive Outpatient Program

PrairieCare Medical Group, Maple Grove Location

WHAT IS YES! IOP: A general care intensive, group-based mental health program designed for elementary school aged children (ages 7-12) with behavioral, emotional and social challenges that significantly interfere with daily functioning (e.g., school functioning, social functioning, behaviors etc). The YES! IOP provides 3-hours of evidence-based therapeutic services rooted in a multi-disciplinary team approach. Services are coordinated within a structured, positively anchored environment with the overarching goal of facilitating mental health stabilization that allows a patient progress towards an outpatient level of care. In addition to the core programming, participation in separately offered, bi-weekly parenting skills groups for guardians of patients and Occupational Therapy groups for patients is expected.


Core Programming for patients (4 days per week):
Morning track: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday through Thursday
Afternoon track: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday

Parenting Group for guardians of patients actively enrolled in either Morning or Afternoon track of YES! IOP. Guardian can choose to attend one of the Tuesday groups and one of the Thursday groups.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and/or 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Occupational Therapy (OT) Group for patients actively enrolled in either Morning or Afternoon track of YES! IOP who have completed an OT initial assessment. Child may attend OT group during the time that their guardian attends Parenting Group.
Tuesdays and Thursdays OT Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and/or 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


4 weeks, individualized to patient specific needs


  • Psychiatrist (if requested/needed)
  • Registered Nurse (with psychiatric specialization)
  • Licensed therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Occupational Therapist (OT Groups Only)
  • Clinical Oversight provided by Doctoral Level Psychologist


YES! IOP is covered by most insurance plans as a Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Parenting Groups and OT groups are both billed separately from Core Programming and are also covered by most insurance plans as Outpatient Mental Health Services.


  • Skills, Support and Intervention provided within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Guided practice of skills within groups of other like-minded kids
  • Medication management by psychiatrist, as needed/requested/desired
  • Opportunity for a balanced day: attend school half-day and mental health work half-day
  • With guardian permission, staff will collaborate with school staff, as appropriate, including an individualized care support plan upon discharge from programming
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework foundation for therapeutic services
  • Family therapy appointments with therapist available as indicated/needed/requested
  • Assistance with case management
  • Expansion of healthy coping & self-regulation skills
  • Psychological education for parents and kids
  • Evidence-informed structured programming for skill development, emotional support, and mental health growth
  • Parenting coaching and support in group format (offered separately)
  • Occupational Therapy individualized assessment and treatment guidance
  • Therapeutic Occupational Therapy group support for kids (offered separately)
  • Individualized mental health treatment and subsequent referral guidance
  • Each patient will receive access during programming to the following
    • Individualized mental health goal driven intervention
    • Social and emotional skills lessons through the Second Step © curriculum
    • Therapeutic recreational activity/Art therapy, Therapeutic processing opportunity
    • Physical movement activity, Health education
    • Guided, structured practice of self-regulation strategies
    • Psychiatric medication management as indicated and desired
  • Guardians attending parenting groups will receive the following
    • Emotional support from other guardians/parents
    • Parenting skill growth designed to promote healthy development in areas of behavioral, social and emotional functioning for the entire family
    • Skill instruction that parallels and helps support skills that their children are learning during core YES! IOP programming.
      • Based upon Struggling Kids © curriculum
  • Patients attending Occupational Therapy (OT) groups (offered while guardian is attending parenting group) will receive the following
    • Individualized intervention recommendations resulting from OT Assessment
    • Group based OT work designed to support development of emotional and behavioral regulation and brain-body balance
    • OT group work may also serve to support growth with sensory sensitivities and similar physiological needs that directly impact emotional, behavioral and social functioning


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  • Direct Admission Counselors contact information for provider referrals or internal referrals


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