STRONG stands for Successfully Treating and Reaching Our Next Generation. The STRONG program recognizes the unique value of each child and acknowledges that each child deserves a chance at a successful future. It is no secret that some children struggle with mental health or behavioral problems and need help in learning how to make positive changes.
The goal of the STRONG program is to partner with schools and families to provide these children with the best treatment available, allowing each child to reach his or her full potential. This is achieved by using empirically-validated treatment combined with the love and values of Christ. Including God’s love and grace into treatment allows us to reach children on all levels as we help them grow STRONGer—emotionally, behaviorally, and spiritually.
After a child completes day treatment, the treatment team will work with parents to create an appropriate aftercare plan for their child. Children who complete the program will have the opportunity to participate in the STRONG aftercare group.
We accept most major insurance plans, and many insurance networks cover the cost of day treatment.
Medicaid will pay for medical transportation to bring children to and from the STRONG program.
Each member of the STRONG team has a background in treating children and adolescents with challenging emotional and behavioral issues and brings unique experience to the group setting. Our team consists of Mental Health Technicians, Mental Health Professionals, Experiential Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors, under the clinical direction of a Licensed Psychologist.
St. Marcus Lutheran School: North Campus is the location of the STRONG program.
-Serve all patients
-Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify
-Not deny services based on a person’s race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or inability to pay
-Accept insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)