Harbor Day Treatment is a collaborative endeavor between Harbor and the Toledo Public School System. The program provides for the ongoing education of children who are unable to function in a mainstream school setting because of behavioral problems. The purpose of the program is to help students learn pro-social behaviors and skills so that they improve their abilities to learn in school and function in society. The program is founded on the belief that working with a child's family or support system is an essential component of helping students learn the pro-social behaviors to experience success in school, and to develop coping resources for facing the challenges of life.
Harbor Day Treatment
Harbor Day Treatment is a specialized treatment program and educational service provided by Harbor, in conjuction with Toledo Public Schools. The program offers a school-based partial hospitalization program for grades K-12 in separate facilities for students who are demonstrating severe emotional disturbances or behavioral problems. Harbor Day Treatment at Robinson is located at 1075 Horace Street and serves students in grades K-6. Harbor Day Treatment at Westfield is located at 617 Western Avenue and serves students in grades 7-12.
Students are referred primarily for emotional problems interfering with school performance such as anger, anxiety, or depression due to school or family issues. Through the services offered, students can learn how to:
- Increase effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Develop healthy and adaptive coping skills
- Manage mental health symptoms
Students are referred to the Harbor Day Treatment through the Toledo Public Schools Special Education Department. Families, counselors, or others may make referrals; however, these referrals will be subject to approval by the Special Education Supervisor. Each student who attends Harbor Day Treatment has experienced difficulty in at least one other school because of emotional or behavioral issues such as:
Disruption of the classroom or difficulty staying focused on schoolwork
Aggressive behaviors, truancy, difficulty with authority figures, or poor peer relations
Frequent suspensions from school for a variety of other reasons
Goals of the Harbor Day Treatment
Harbor Day Treatment strives to provide a positive atmosphere in which students can make progress toward behavioral and educational goals. We encourage and support parental involvement in the treatment program at Harbor Day Treatment, and with other services offered in the community.
This program helps students develop the emotional resources necessary to cope with the inevitable stresses of school and daily life, and provides services for the family to help them deal most effectively with the student’s special needs.
Referrals and treatment coordination for students and families are provided as appropriate. Each student develops an individual treatment plan to follow and reviews it annually or as needed to determine if goals are being met.
Ultimately, students are encouraged to return to a less restrictive setting when their behavior indicates they are likely to experience success in such a setting.
A comprehensive array of mental health services is provided by Harbor in conjunction with TPS including behavior management, counseling, summer program, prevention education, and crisis intervention.
For More Information
Harbor Day Treatment at Robinson
1075 Horace Street, Toledo, OH 43606
Harbor Day Treatment at Westfield
617 Western Avenue, Toledo, OH 43609