On Campus: Educational Day Treatment 

We believe education is the key to our children’s futures. Our academic programming began almost 50 years ago with the development of our educational day treatment programs and has evolved to serve students who require an intensive combination of special education and therapy services. Children and youth are referred to us from 33 school districts in Missouri and Kansas.

Our educational day treatment schools provide individualized curriculum, small class sizes, and a variety of therapeutic options for boys and girls, ages 6-19 in grades K-12. They receive special education classroom teaching as well as therapeutic support at our schools, then return home each afternoon. Students acquire coping skills and new learning strategies that allow them to progress academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally so they can successfully transition back to their home school district or graduate from high school with plans for their futures. Our schools are located on our Gillis and Ozanam Campuses.

In the Community: School Support Programs

After we received strong interest when others saw firsthand the effectiveness of strategies used on our campuses to help students succeed, we created our Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST). Today, BIST trains 300 schools in 55 districts throughout the Midwest, providing customized consultations to teachers and administrators so they can implement trauma-informed practices to give students the tools they need to achieve their dreams. Our BIST Model is recognized as an evidence-based practice with data showing a correlation to improved teaching strategies and therefore improved behavior in students whose schools utilize our BIST Program.

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