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Summer Treatment Program

Nationally acclaimed, the Summer Treatment Program (STP) at the Center for Children and Families is an 8-week comprehensive summer camp program for children ages 5-12 with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges. 

The STP also encourages parent involvement with weekly parent training sessions to develop the skills needed to change their child's behavior at home and assist in their progress. Read more about the STP featured in the Miami Herald

Goals

Each child and family has unique needs. Our program was designed to help everyone improve:

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Problem solving and skills to improve peer relationships

 

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Learning skills and academic performance

 

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Ability to follow instructions, complete tasks and comply with requests
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Improve self-esteem by developing competencies necessary for daily life

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Skills for parents to develop, reinforce and maintain positive changes

Getting Started

The vast majority of parents who’ve been through our program feel their entire family benefitted, would send their child again or would recommend the program to other parents. If you think STP may be the right fit for you, here’s how to get started:

Eligibility

Parents of children with ADHD, oppositional disorders, aggression, learning problems, or children with mixed behavior and learning problems, are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited and participants are selected through an evaluation conducted by staff. Referrals can be made by school personnel, mental health professionals, physicians or parents.

Cost 

Thanks to the generous support of The Children’s Trust, we are able to offer most families scholarships of varying amounts, based on total family household income and number of family members living in the home and as verified by tax return information.

Dates

The program runs from Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., June 17, 2019, through August 9, 2019. Attendance all 8 weeks is required. After-Care (until 6:30 p.m.) is offered at $12 per day. 

FAQs

  • What makes our program different?

    Our program consists of behavior therapy using a point system throughout the whole day, required parent training once a week, two hours a day of academic instruction, and various sports including softball, soccer, and basketball (unfortunately we do not offer any swimming activities).

  • How do I receive an application?

    To receive an application call the front desk at the Center for Children and Families at 305-348-0477. 

  • Are there any specific summer program requirements?

    Children that are selected to participate in our program are not required to have any official diagnosis. Our program is best suited for children who have impairments in behavior and attention.

  • Application checklist
    • No outstanding charges from a previous program/service from the Center for Children and Families
    • A copy of your 2018 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ tax forms for scholarship eligibility
    • The Children’s Trust: Child Information Form
    • Client Registration Form
    • Parent Rating Forms completed by parent or guardian
    • Teacher Rating Forms completed by child’s current teacher
    • Physical Examination Form- Applicants are not required to submit the physical at the time of application. We advise that you contact all physicians for an appointment as early as possible so that it can be in our office 1 week prior to the camp start date (June 10th)
    • Completed Physical Examination Form
    • Copies of previous assessments or evaluations
  • I completed my application, what is the next step?

    After reviewing the completed application, our STP coordinators will be in contact with the caregiver to give an over the phone financial quote, and to schedule an Intake Appointment. 

  • Additional forms

    If at any time you are in need of additional forms, they can be requested from Elina Garcia Vicente through email at stpe@fiu.edu. As always, we are here to assist you and can be reached at 305-348-9912.

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Highly Experienced Team

  • Supervision and oversight carried out by staff with over 20 years of experience conducting effective treatment programs for children with ADHD.
  • While in the classroom, children are supervised by a teacher and a developmental aide, including highly trained, undergraduate paraprofessional therapists – students pursuing advanced degrees in psychology and educational specialists.
  • Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of the program are supervised by doctoral level psychologists.
  • Medical aspects of program are supervised by developmental pediatricians and/or child psychiatrists and nurses.