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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Our Mission

At Capstone Academy, we strive to help our students grow on an academic and interpersonal level so that they can realize and achieve the bright and happy future that awaits them.

Capstone Academy Mission

Through partnerships with the court system and other youth service agencies, the mission of Capstone Academy is to re-engage adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth in the active pursuit of self-improvement, interpersonal growth, and educational development. By providing an environment that is safe and secure, we strive to make staff, stakeholders, and students feel valued as individuals, with unique strengths and abilities. We put forth every effort to ensure that every student is encouraged to excel to their highest potential while providing them with the necessary support, tools, and skills needed to explore the infinite possibilities that learning and life have to offer. We aim to assist every young person who comes through our doors in preparing for his or her future and improving his or her chances of successfully returning to the community by adopting a safe and healthy lifestyle.

Our Goals

The goals of the programs offered at Capstone Academy are to:

  • Substantially decrease each youth’s risk for future academic failure
  • Eradicate problematic behaviors that have otherwise prevented academic achievement in traditional school settings
  • Reduce each young person’s likelihood for future disciplinary actions, such as suspensions or expulsions, in their home school setting
  • Lessen each youth’s chances for receiving court-ordered placements
  • Eliminate the need for out-of-home placements
  • Instill skills and tools needed to increase readiness for reintegration back into a traditional school setting

What We Believe

While many of the youth who come to us for services are receiving additional services from other Department of Human Services agencies, we believe that every young person has the ability to learn and advance him or herself to the fullest extent of his or her abilities regardless of personal background. We envision Capstone Academy to be a place where students can reengage and invest in their education and develop positive, prosocial skills that can be applied and utilized in their homes and respective communities long after receiving services at our esteemed school.

What Past Clients Say

It was hard at first going to DBI but the doctors and staff turned out to be really nice and I immediately knew I was in great hands.

– A former client