Diversion Acute Stabilization Program


The DAS Program accepts both males and females between the ages of 9-17. DAS is a temporary residential unit for children and adolescents up to 28 days, which provides an alternative to inpatient hospitalization and can be used as a transition back into the community from inpatient. Its primary focus is to reduce acute symptoms, stabilize medication, avert inpatient hospitalization and divert from long term RTF.  It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program emphasizes the Sanctuary Model and Trauma Informed Care, provides basic psychiatric assessment and medication monitoring, intensive individual, family, and group therapy, that will prepare residents for integration back into the community or in some situations to stabilize prior to moving on to another level of care. All referrals to DAS must come from a professional service provider, working directly with the child, evaluating acute symptoms warranting DAS level of care, and all children will need to meet the medical necessity criteria for placement under Medical Assistance.

Click the link below to learn more about Trauma Informed Care
https://www.samhsa.gov/nctic/trauma-interventions

Click the link below to learn more about TF-CBT
https://tfcbt.org

Click the link below to learn more about the Sanctuary Model
http://www.sanctuaryweb.com

Any additional questions related to residential services can be answered by contacting:
Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing
Phone: 724-625-3141 x 252
Fax: 724-625-2226