The Anderson Center Day School Program is an intensive day program
that integrates educational and therapeutic services. The program is
designed to meet the needs of students from ages 8 to 18 who have
emotional or behavioral difficulties that impact their ability to learn
within their regular school setting. Students are involved in the day
school programs during regular school hours (Monday through Friday 8
a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). The program is available throughout the school
calendar year. The goal is to provide a therapeutic environment that
fosters the educational, behavioral and emotional growth of the student.
The staff consists of a multidisciplinary team that includes board
certified psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses,
licensed teachers and mental health assistants. All staff members
understand that each student and family has different needs. All staff
members emphasize responsibility for academic performance and individual
actions. Indiana state standards are followed to make it possible for
students to earn a high school diploma. Students learn vital study
skills that benefit them throughout their lives. With a low
student-to-teacher ratio, students are given the opportunity to achieve
success that they have never experienced before.
Group Therapy Topics
Group therapy topics will vary and depend on the individual student’s needs. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Anger Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Managing Feelings
The Anderson Center Day School Program follows attendance and dress code policies.
All admissions to the Day School Program are determined through a
case conference and individual evaluations in conjunction with the
Anderson Center staff and various community agencies.
- For students to learn coping strategies and problem solving to
effectively control their behavior and attitude at school, at home, and
in other social settings.
- For students and families to improve their own coping strategies by providing therapeutic support and education
- For students to successfully transition back to the public school setting after individualized needs are met.
Daily Goal Setting
Staff will assist students in improving self awareness by setting
realistic personal goals for their school workload and for their
Family involvement is essential to the success of the student’s
educational/ therapy plan. Communication will occur with the family
daily. Family therapy will be provided with the student’s assigned
Each student will receive an individualized treatment plan to address
behavioral, emotional and academic needs. This plan will incorporate
daily educational and behavioral goals, small group instruction,
computer time with PLATO (diploma credit available), family and daily
group therapy. GED track is also available.