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Diversified Treatment Alternative Centers
- Human Services & Restorative Justice
The DTAC mission is to serve children, adolescents, and their families in a stable and safe environment where one’s potential, personal strengths, and relationships are the basis for life-long change and self-sufficiency.
DTAC strives to be the premier provider and leading innovator of child and adolescent mental health treatment through assessing community needs, allowing them to grow and evolve with the changing demands of the individuals they serve. Through integrity, kindness, empowerment, and respect, they are changing the lives of individuals in the community.
Q&A with DTAC
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT THE INDUSTRY YOU SERVE?
Being part of making a difference in a child's life!
DTAC provides services for clients at risk and with mental health issues, including those involved in the behavioral health, child welfare or juvenile justice systems. Across a variety of residential and outpatient treatment programs, our clients include children and adolescents from ages 3-21. Providing a range of services and programs allows us to serve more youth in our communities and across Pennsylvania and Delaware. According to the World Health Organization, mental health issues affect nearly one in six adolescents. Without treatment, these issues can continue into adulthood. Our residential and outpatient treatment programs can help children and adolescents grow up to become productive, responsible individuals.
WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE MOST ABOUT YOUR COMPANY'S CULTURE/MISSION?
Our core values!
HOW DID YOUR COMPANY FIRST CONNECT WITH PENN COLLEGE?
A current staff member referred me to the Human Services & Restorative Justice department.
WHY DO YOU BELIEVE PENN COLLEGE IS A SOUND INVESTMENT? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR RETURN?
Penn College showcased a wonderful recruiting day with their Human Services & Restorative Justice department! We are excited to partner with them. I met with 35 future human services professionals!
WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU VALUE MOST WHEN RECRUITING PENN COLLEGE STUDENTS & ALUMNI?
- Critical thinking
- Active listening
- Cultural competence
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU SHARE WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE CONSIDERING PENN COLLEGE?
- Learn the school
- Challenge yourself
- Pick classes of interest
- Get organized!
- Connect with upperclassmen for mentorship
- Build relationships with faculty and staff
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Human Services & Restorative Justice
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