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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About Detroit Behavioral Institute

At DBI, our goal is to assist in preparing our young men and women for their future, therefore improving the chances of their successful return to the community and adaption to a healthy and safe lifestyle.

What We Offer

Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy is a 98-bed residential facility located in Midtown Detroit. Established in 2004, Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy offers a number of specialized programs that are designed to serve various populations of youth, ages 10 to 19 years, in need of varying modalities of treatment.

Our adolescent residential treatment programs treat youth who are struggling with mental health disorders. Furthermore, our residential treatment programs are designed to treat adjudicated youth, or youth who have committed criminal acts, who have been referred by a court or family service agency because they are required to complete psychiatric treatment. We also offer residential programming for non-adjudicated youth, including those who are involved with the child welfare system and are under the supervision of the Department of Human Services. Because of the wide range of populations treated at DBI we have two separate locations. Our main campus houses 74 patients and offers therapeutic interventions for adjudicated youth, while our North campus (Apex) houses 24 youth and provides therapeutic programming for non-adjudicated youth. Our main campus is located at 3500 John R. St, and our North Campus is located at 5250 John R. St.

Our Programming

Each one of our programs utilizes evidenced-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, behavior modification, and motivational interviewing. This is done in order to promote a comprehensive and effective interdisciplinary program. Additionally, each one of our programs provides its residents with supportive therapeutic care from a staff of highly qualified clinicians. The gender-specific programming offered at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy is highly individualized, client-centered, and consists of multiple levels of intervention including family, individual, and group therapy, medication management counseling, and recreational activities.

Expert Staff, Compassionate Care

At Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy we believe that treatment is a life-long commitment to personal growth and development in order to acquire and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is our mission to provide comprehensive mental health services for youth that will empower and strengthen them in the development of prosocial skills that will have a positive impact on their families and communities. Each one of our compassionate staff members is dedicated to providing a holistic, therapeutic social environment that promotes the utilization of evidence-based practices, while also teaching each patient socially appropriate behaviors. Through consistent practice, these learned behaviors will assist in preparing youth for their future and improving their chances of successfully returning to the community.

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