Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Detroit Behavioral Institute & Capstone Academy to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Detroit Behavioral Institute & Capstone Academy.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Detroit's Leading Residential Treatment Center for Teens Struggling with Mental Health Issues

Residential Program

Boys and girls struggling with conduct issues or mental health disorders often need safe, structured care.  Residential treatment can be the answer.

Capstone Academy

Our fully accredited academic charter school provides a caring environment for boys and girls who have difficulties performing in traditional schools.

Committed to Excellence

Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy provides male and female teens, ages 12-19, exceptional treatment for behavioral issues and mental health disorders. Our goal at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy is to ensure each young person that walks through our doors receives the highest level of care from caring specialists in a supportive environment.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Youth

Preparing them for their future and improving their chances of successfully returning to the community

Who We Are

At Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy, we recognize that young people face countless challenges as they navigate through the often turbulent years of childhood and adolescence. We also understand how devastating the presence of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive concerns can be when compounded with the obstacles that are often faced by young people. For this reason, we have designed specialized programming that is tailored to meet the needs of youth between the ages of 10 and 19 who are in need of a safe, secure, and comfortable environment where they can develop the tools they need to heal and the strength needed to face the future with confidence.

Our Treatment Approach

Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy stands out from our competitors by offering gender-specific treatment for boys and girls who may be struggling with mental health conditions like depressionanxiety, or bipolar disorder or cognitive impairments such as intellectual disability. We also pride ourselves on the compassionate care that we offer to children and adolescents who have a history of experiencing trauma or who are engaging in self-destructive behaviors.

Why Choose DBI

At Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy, we believe that treatment is a lifelong commitment to personal growth, so we make it our mission to provide a full spectrum of comprehensive therapeutic services that will empower and strengthen the young people who are entrusted into our care. If a child or adolescent is in need of a safe environment where he or she can heal, recover, and come to realize the possibility of a promising future, look no further than Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy.

What Past Clients Say

The Institute helped bring our family together and taught us how to support each other more than ever.

– A former client
Marks of Quality Care
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • The Jason Foundation