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Adolescents Day Program

Adolescents Day Program

Adolescent Day Treatment Program for Teens

Located in Desoto, Texas, Hickory Trail Hospital is here to help teens ages 13 – 17 with mental health issues and behavioral problems while also providing them with important academic and educational services. 

Teens admitted to Hickory Trail Hospital or enrolled in our Adolescent Day Program will receive educational services from a doctoral-level teacher in a classroom setting. Children admitted to either program do not withdraw from school.

In lieu of the school sending classwork, the Hickory Trail teacher will provide a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standard based on grade-level curriculum.

Overview of Educational Services Program

Our adolescent mental health day program at our mental health facility located in located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area, provides educational services in addition to mental health services, including: 

  • Students remain enrolled in their current school.
  • Your child’s school is notified that your child is receiving medically necessary mental health treatment thereby avoiding any truancy issues.
    • Students are coded “present, not in membership”.
  • Students participate in a tutorial model education program with a certified teacher to assist them in completing work your school provides or they may participate in an on grade-level TEKS-based curriculum.

Ki Charter Academy

Students are in grades one through twelve and typically have greater behavioral and academic needs. Ki Charter Academy helps students develop skills they need to succeed in their community schools once they leave Hickory Trail. 

Ki Charter Academy establishes baseline data in all assessment areas. Students are assessed upon enrollment, each successive six-week period, and upon notification of withdrawal. The following are the initial goals for student achievement and improvement.

Learn more about Ki Charter Academy

Day Program for Mental Health Academic Courses

The courses (with modifications as required) that can be completed while at Hickory Trail are as follows:

    • English
      • Literature
      • Grammar
      • Writing
    • Psychology/Sociology
    • Social Studies/Government/History/Geography
    • Mathematics
    • General Science
    • Art History/Appreciation
    • Music History/Appreciation
    • Physical Education/Health/Yoga
    • STARR/EOC Preparation
  • Most schools will accept attendance and grades, sent at approximately 10-day intervals, the end of a semester or six-week grading period, and at the completion/discharge from the program, from the “Teacher of Record,” ensuring that the students will not lose credits/units upon returning to school.
  • Schools may, at their discretion, apply course credit for additional classwork completed that may not be listed in the student’s current course list.
  • Upon discharge preparation, educational services will work with day hospital staff to complete courses through the titration process.
  • Upon discharge/completion of the Better Days Wellness Program, students may return to their former school schedule

Teen and Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. Globally, one in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group. 

With these alarm statistics, it shows that it is important that teens have access to mental health services. Our facility, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area, is able to help treat teens who are struggling with various mental health illnesses.

Contact Hickory Trail Hospital

If your child or adolescent is struggling with a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder or another mental disorder, Hickory Trail Hospital is here to help. Click here to download our Family Resource guide. 

Your child’s education is important, but so is their mental health. Our outpatient program allows for your loved one to be treated for mental illness or behavioral issues while maintaining academic standing. 

At Hickory Trail Hospital, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area, provides a no-cost, confidential evaluation, by calling 972-298-7323 or contacting us online

An initial clinical evaluation can be provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These clinical evaluations are facilitated by a qualified mental health professional who will work with you and your family, friends or loved ones to discuss the problems and concerns.