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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Capstone Academy Programs

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.

Foundation of Capstone Academy

With two locations situated on the same campus as Detroit Behavioral Institute, Capstone Academy is a provider of education services that was founded on the belief that all youth have the ability to learn and further their education when they are provided a nurturing and challenging environment. Since its inception in the fall of 2012 when it was approved by the Detroit Public Schools Office of Charter Schools, Capstone Academy has been providing a specialized environment for learning that meets the needs of each and every student who matriculates through each of our beneficial programs.

Who We Treat

A strict discipline academy where expectations are high and support is bountiful, Capstone Academy provides education services for male and female adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 who have not been successful in furthering their education within traditional academic settings. By working collaboratively with other agencies, including Detroit Behavioral Institute, we are able to be part of a youth’s continuum of care by providing a stable academic setting for learning while a young person receives invaluable mental health care that treats behavioral, emotional, and/or cognitive disturbances.

Individualized Curriculum & Programming

Each youth who attends Capstone Academy receives an individualized curriculum that is meant to identify existing strengths to build upon, challenge academic prowess, and foster the development of new skills and knowledge. This curriculum also outlines which of our programs a youth will partake in while enrolled at Capstone. The following are a few of the specialized programs offered at our school:

  • Afterschool Programming
  • Enrichment
  • Life Skills Program
  • Project-Based Learning
  • STEM Onsite Events
  • STEM Career Exploration
  • Visual Arts

Academia Covered

These programs utilize traditional and modified teaching methods and incorporate web-based computer technology in lesson plans when applicable. Additionally, the areas of academia that are covered within these programs include, but are not limited to:

  • US and World History
  • Social Studies
  • Science Fundamentals
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Art
  • Economics
  • Life Skills
  • Foreign Language

In session Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, the flexible academic setting featured at Capstone Academy allows youth to have their educational needs met while having their clinical needs addressed by our fully-qualified and trained staff.

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