claremont_logoCONTACT INFORMATION:
Dwayne Martin, Program Supervisor
E-mail: dmartin@nrvcs.org

ADDRESS:
800 Ridge Avenue
Pulaski, VA 24301

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The Claremont Therapeutic Day Treatment Program provides a structured environment to participants who have been placed on homebound instruction by their primary school. Through daily treatment interventions, participants learn the skills needed to be more successful in the school setting. These skills include, but are not limited to: conflict management, social skills, and feeling identification.

claremont-staffBenefits of the program
Attending Claremont allows students to learn the skills needed to be more successful in the school environment, while teaching them the skills needed to interact appropriately with peers and adults. The program increases student achievement, school and parent communication and cooperation, as well as school and community coordination of services by matching students with appropriate referrals.

Eligibility
Students must be placed on homebound instruction by their school, have a mental health diagnosis, and funding (Medicaid or FAPT), as well as two of the three criteria listed below:

  • Difficulty with relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or out-of-home placement because of conflicts.
  • Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary.
  • Difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize inappropriate social behavior.

Referrals
Students can be referred by schools and mental health professionals. Referrals can be made by contacting Dwayne Martin, Program Supervisor, at dmartin@nrvcs.org.

What happens after the referral?
Information will be gathered from the student’s school to determine whether Claremont is an appropriate referral. An interview is then set up with the child and parent/guardian to tour the Claremont building and to further discuss treatment needs.

Before starting the program, participants who will be Medicaid funded must set up VICAP assessment through NRVCS to ensure that the child qualifies for services provided at Claremont. This assessment can be scheduled by calling NRVCS at 540-443-7524.

classroomDaily activities at Claremont
Academic groups
Psycho-educational groups
Individual counseling
Library (on site)
Breakfast/Lunch
Experiential/recreational time
Classroom simulation activities
Homebound educational services (provided by referring school system)

Additional information
Claremont is available to any student placed on homebound educational services or on long-term suspension within the New River Valley area that meets eligibility criteria.

Homebound instruction can be provided at Claremont if those arrangements are made by the school district.

Transportation is provided on a limited basis.

The program is overseen by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and all staff at Claremont are Qualified Mental Health Professionals.