Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kobacker Center

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Inpatient Treatment

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The Kobacker Center is northwest Ohio's first hospital devoted to adolescents with severe emotional troubles placing them at risk of harm to themselves or others. Inpatient treatment is individualized and tailored to meet the unique needs of each child. The program is designed to provide a supportive, structured environment where positive life experiences can be fostered. Kobacker Center staff members believe family involvement is key to a child's successful treatment.

Conducted in a caring environment at the center, inpatient treatment is individualized and tailored to meet the unique needs of each teen. The facility includes 16 beds for adolescents ages 13-17 who are having acute mental-health crises.

Led by a  child/adolescent psychiatrist, the clinical team consists of social workers, nurses, mental-health techs, an expressive art therapist, a recreational therapist and an academic tutor. In addition, psycho-educational groups and family therapy are provided. The average length of hospitalization is 3-5 days.

Inpatient treatment program goals

  • To decrease psychiatric symptoms and improve functioning of the patient in his or her family, school, and community
  • To ensure continued treatment outside the inpatient setting upon discharge

Our philosophy of care

The child and adolescent psychiatry staff believe family involvement is key to a child’s successful treatment. To develop a treatment plan, staff incorporate information from family members about the child’s problems. Families are encouraged to communicate regularly with team members and attend treatment team meetings.

The team has developed integrated treatment options, which have proven to be successful in treating emotional distress among children.

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Last Updated: 5/9/19