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Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP) Program Overview

The Summer Therapeutic Activities Program offers structured and therapeutic programming that targets skill development and emotional support for children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioral issues.

A Different Kind of Summer Program for Children 

The progress that children make in behavioral issues during the school year sometimes fades away during the summer months. The structured therapeutic environment of STAP can help children maintain that successful behavior between the school years.

In 2016, Philhaven is offering two highly structured five-week summer programs to meet the individual needs of the participants:

  • STAP - Anxiety Focused
    Ages 6-12
  • STAP - High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Focused
    Ages 6-15

Professional staff with backgrounds in social work, nursing, mental health counseling and development disabilities can help children improve such skills as:

  • Anger Management
  • Coping
  • Problem Solving
  • Feeling Identification
  • Decision Making
  • Social Interaction

Philhaven has been committed to providing creative alternatives to deliver high quality services that enable young people to grow and develop skills while simultaneously diminishing their need for high intensity services.

Admissions Process

Children and youth attending the Summer Therapeutic Activities Program can be referred by family, school, mental health providers, social services or a pastor. They must have a Medical Assistance Card. Feel free to contact any of our Philhaven locations.

STAP Contact

Call for admission criteria, summer dates and referral information.
1-888-324-0064

Children or youth attending STAP can be referred by their family, school, social service agency, mental health provider or clergy. They must have a Medical Assistance card. Please call us to inquire about registration.

STAP usually runs from mid-June to the beginning of August. Please contact us for specific dates. Families are asked to commit to the full five weeks of programming.

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