The Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP) is a specialized mental health and addiction day treatment program that operates from a family-centred perspective. ADTP is comprehensive, voluntary, and change-oriented. Adolescents attend a daily program consisting of therapeutic groups, individual & family therapy, and Calgary Board of Education classroom instruction. Programming is customized according to each youth’s individual needs, goals, and readiness for change. Parents / caregivers are expected to attend regular family therapy sessions and evening education sessions. Treatment reviews and discharge planning meetings that include the family, AHS staff, CBE staff, and community partners are a part of the treatment program to ensure coordination of care and seamless transitions.
Public transportation available
Adolescents who are dealing with mental health and/or addiction concerns who are engaged with the education system. Youth typically have a history of outpatient mental health services with limited success and have a recent mental health assessment. Youth should have the involvement of a physician, family/caregiver support, and have a demonstrated readiness or motivation for change.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.