Child & Adolescent Behavioral Services

Healing starts here.

As the area’s only comprehensive center, we provide psychiatric services for children and adolescents (ages 2-17) with emotional and behavioral problems.

As a part of your child’s treatment, our primary goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment at all times.

Halifax Health – Behavioral Services team works to establish healthy behavior by working with the child to learn new skills, socially and emotionally, and then by reinforcing positive feedback and encouragement for a smoother transition back into the home, family, school and their community.

What We Offer

Halifax Health has a treatment philosophy that centers on four main concepts:

Holistic View of Individuals

A holistic view starts with the process of self-knowledge.  This process is the connection of mental and physical health and how they work together to achieve overall health and well being.

Treatment Team Approach

The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team is at the core of the treatment program. Patients are assessed by individual disciplines (i.e., physicians, nurses, social workers, recreation therapies, etc) who then coordinate treatment planning, goal setting and treatment implementation with the patient. Each team member that impacts a patient’s recovery has input into the treatment planning process.

Eclectic Treatment Approach

Treatment is individualized and various interventions are utilized to assure the most positive results.

Patient and Family Involvement

Patients and families are provided with many opportunities to give their input and opinion as the most important member of the treatment team. They are strongly encouraged to take active role in the treatment.

Our Community Action Team provides comprehensive, intensive community-based treatment to families with young children and young adults, ages 11-21, who are at risk of out of-home placement due to a mental health condition, co-occurring disorder or related complex issues for whom traditional services have not been adequate.

To schedule an appointment with our team, please call 386.425.3900 and ask for Tyler Powell.

Our parenting classes meet every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm.

As a courtesy to attendees, no one will be admitted after 5:30pm when session begins.

Six consecutive sessions are provided. Sessions are on rotation and when you have finished your 6th session, and present receipts for attending, you will be given a certificate of completion. Child care is not provided and children cannot be left in the lobby unattended.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis center.


**Attention Law Enforcement Officers and Families**

Beginning Monday March 7, 2022 Halifax Health Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services at 841 Jimmy Ann Drive, Daytona Beach will expand our weekday Intake/Screening Department hours for Psychiatric Emergencies and Baker Acts.

Our new hours will be Monday through Friday 8am-10:45pm.

To contact Halifax Health Children and Adolescent Behavioral Services directly, please call 386.425.3900.

After 11 pm and on weekends, psychiatric emergencies and Baker Acts must be taken to the emergency department at Halifax Health Medical Center 303 Clyde Morris Blvd in Daytona Beach.

Halifax Health – Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services has expanded our weekday intake/screening hours for psychiatric emergencies and Baker Acts beginning Monday March 7, 2022 to Monday-Friday 8am-10:45pm.

After hours and weekend psychiatric emergencies and Baker Acts will be screened through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Halifax Health Medical Center, 303 Clyde Morris Blvd in Daytona Beach.

To contact Halifax Health Medical Center directly, please call 386.425.4000.

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The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. This is accomplished through a curriculum unit for students and informational seminars for teachers and parents. The programs provide resources to accomplish this goal.

Learn more more about the foundation, their mission, resources and programs at

BeginAgain Children’s Grief Center

Provides free services to bereaved children ages 4-18 and their families providing both individual counseling groups. Must call to schedule for services and orientation. Please call 386-425-3100.

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends was founded over 40 years ago when a chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital in England brought together two sets of grieving parents and realized that the support they gave each other was better than anything he, as a chaplain, could ever say or provide. Meeting around a kitchen table, the Lawleys and the Hendersons were joined by a bereaved mother and the chaplain, Simon Stephens, and The Society of the Compassionate Friends was born. The Compassionate Friends jumped across the ocean and was established in the United States and incorporated in 1978 in Illinois.

Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us. The Volusia/Flagler chapter can be found here:

Sandy Hook Promise

Volusia County Schools entered a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise this year to offer three specific programs.

  • Say Something – Say Something teaches adults and youth how to recognize the signs and signals from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or to others. This is an evidenced based program developed in collaboration with leading violence prevision researchers and educators.
  • Signs of Suicide (SOS) – Signs of Suicide teaches youth, educators and administrators how to identify, intervene and get help for youth who may be depressed or suicidal.
  • Safety and Intervention (SAI) – Safety and Intervention teaches adults in schools and youth organization how to identify, assess and respond to threats of violence or at-risk behavior BEFORE a tragedy takes place. SAI not only addresses the threat itself but also helps identify and treat the underlying problem in that youth’s life that led to him/her making the threat.

Volusia County Schools have already begun implementing these three programs throughout the district and will continue the partnership in the 19-20 school year. Find out more at

Halifax Health Hospice Traumatic Loss Program

Offers a variety of support groups including:

  • Assure Group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00 pm for those bereaved by suicide.
  • Traumatic Loss Group meets the 1st Monday of every month at 5:30 pm for any type of traumatic loss including suicide for those bereaved.
  • Individual Counseling Services for those bereaved by suicide.
  • Individual Counseling for First Responders experiencing a traumatic incident or bereaved by suicide or any other type of of traumatic loss.
  • The Traumatic Loss Program also provides services for veterans who have experience a military death or a traumatic death in general.

All of these classes are free to attend. Please call Dr. Kimberly Beck-Frate at 386-425-3339 or 386-425-3337 for more information. Learn more at