Intensive Day Treatment Program

Recycled Plastic Cap Art created by a 6-year-old student in the Intensive Treatment Services (ITS) program at Old Mill Center for Children and Families in Corvallis, OregonThe Intensive Treatment Services (ITS) is psychiatric day treatment. We provide treatment and support for preschool and school aged children
(3-7) with emotional and behavioral challenges, and their families. Children enrolled in the ITS program have been unsuccessful at home, typical preschool, child care or public school.

Children are referred to the ITS program through a collaboration between Benton County Mental Health, local school districts, local preschool, Head Start programs and community mental health providers.

Our program and clinical staff work with children and families to identify the lacking skills that impact their ability to thrive. Our staff believes that “children do well if they can.” The team works collaboratively with families and community providers.

Risk factors addressed:

  • Withdrawal or depression
  • Early childhood trauma
  • Drug exposure
  • Environmental stressors
  • Unstable family relationships
  • Parental criminality
  • Parental drug and alcohol abuse
  • Physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse
  • Parental mental health issues
  • Behavioral issues and neglect
  • School failure

Current services include:

  • Individual, group and family mental health treatment
  • Social skill development
  • Behavior modification
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Early intervention education
  • Exposure to the Collaborative Problem Solving model
  • 90-day transition services after discharge