Day Treatment programs are delivered in school and residential settings and represent a partnership between the Roberts/Smart Centre and school boards. The Roberts/Smart Centre currently hosts three programs with a capacity of 40 clients, consisting of long-term and short-term placements. These programs are divided into Anglophone and Francophone treatment services: the Anglophone program is in the City of Ottawa, in partnership with the M.F. McHugh Education Centre, and those in French are in partnership with Le Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique de l’Est Ontarien. Day treatment provides youth with a therapeutic, structured, meaningful and directed learning program. As these programs address the academic needs of the youth, they simultaneously provide support to the treatment plan of the student. A goal of placement in day treatment is reintegration into the regular school system; however, a further specialized educational placement may be necessary to meet the needs of the individual youth.
Youth residing within the City of Ottawa or within the United Counties of Prescott-Russell are referred by their respective schools and/or boards of education, and are placed on the recommendation of the local Coordinated Referral committee. The referring school and/or board of education maintains a partnership in the case management of the student.