Child & Adolescent Day Treatment (CADT)

What Is Child & Adolescent Day Treatment (CADT)?

Child & Adolescent Day Treatment (CADT) is a structured treatment service in a licensed facility, for children or adolescents, that builds on strengths and addresses identified needs while collaborating with their families.  

Who Can Benefit From This Service?

This service is designed to serve children and/or adolescents who, as a result of their mental health or substance use disorder treatment needs, are unable to benefit from participation in academic or vocational services at a set developmentally appropriate level in a traditional school or work setting. It is available for children 5 to 17 years of age (20 or younger for those who are eligible for Medicaid and age 6-18 for those eligible for North Carolina Health Choice.

How Does It Work?

This service is focused on providing clinical interventions and service to support the beneficiary in achieving functional gains that support the beneficiary’s integration in educational or vocational settings, is developmentally appropriate, is culturally relevant ad sensitive, and is child and family centered. Each Child and Adolescent Day Treatment provider must follow a clearly identified model(s) or evidence-based treatment(s) consistent with best practice. Additionally, CADT will provide individual and family therapy as part of the child’s person-centered goals.

Key Benefits/Takeaways

CADT services are designed to reduce symptoms and improve level of social, emotional, or behavioral functioning including but not limited to: functioning in an appropriate educational setting, maintaining appropriate role functioning in community settings, and development of skills and replacement behaviors which can be practiced and continually addressed.

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