The School-Based Day Treatment Program provides public schools with emotional and behavioral support for their student populations in order to maximize academic achievement and to assist in maintaining the students served in the regular school environment. The ages served are pre-school up to and including high school freshman. The Day Treatment Specialists provide a 6:1 student to counselor ratio. This service focuses on individual and group intervention toward increased awareness of problem-solving skills, behavior modification and family support; counseling; and crisis intervention and management. The program is the nucleus of providing other needed mental health services for children in the school setting.