What to Expect at the Child and Adolescent Day Hospital
Children and adolescents enrolled in the Day Hospital receive six and a half hours of programming each day, which consists of a combination of group and individual therapy and therapeutic activities.
Although the Day Hospital is open Monday – Friday, there is no school component to our programming. We recommend that you work directly with your child’s school to arrange any make-up schoolwork; please plan to have your child complete their make-up schoolwork at home.
We have a dress code at the CADH in order to minimize distractions. The following types of clothing are not permitted; if your child is wearing one of the following types of clothing, we will ask them to change, cover their clothes, or turn their clothes inside out:
Clothing with skulls or skeletons
Clothing that shows too much skin, including crop tops, tank tops, ‘short shorts’, and short skirts
Pants showing boxers or underwear
Your child will eat lunch at the Day Hospital each day. You are responsible for providing your child with a bag lunch; please do not send money, as your child will not be able to purchase food. Glass bottles and metal containers are not allowed. We do not have a microwave available for patient use; please do not send any food that needs to be microwaved.