Program Philosophy

The program is designed for, but not limited to, a six to twelve month residency. After working through the phase system process, the child may earn graduation phase, the final phase in the five phase program. Graduation from the program is based on meeting well defined treatment objectives, and completion of the Individualized Treatment Plan.

How has the Children's Center of Ohio helped?

At The Children's Center of Ohio we believe that each young person who has had problems in the past deserves the chance to use their potential and ability to make positive changes in their attitudes and behaviors. To this end, each component of our treatment program is designed to give each young person individualized opportunities to make positive improvements.

Our program is designed to help young people recognize, analyze, and change the attitudes and behaviors that led to placement in our program. The treatment program at The Children's Center of Ohio consists of five parts that make up life experience: work, education, recreation, voluntary religious services, and group and individual counseling.

Treatment Components

How is the Children's Center of Ohio different?

The foundation of the program at the Children’s Center is the belief in a strong work ethic, the power of self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. This coupled with the independent living skills (household maintenance, laundry, meal preparation etc.) learned from work experience at The Center provides an enlarged sense of self worth. Through the timely completion of chores around the house and other work assignments, each child may learn the importance of working as a team to support the greater good of the family unit.

The recreation program at the Children’s Center is designed to provide each youth with the opportunity to have positive interaction with others, improve social skills, and increase physical capabilities and athletic skills. Recreation may include: Swimming, Basketball, Softball, Flag Football, Camping Fishing, Hiking, Bowling, Boating, In-house recreation, Roller-skating, Volleyball, Decathlon and YMCA activities.

Our children have the opportunity to participate in various voluntary religious services while at the Children’s Center. Children may choose to participate when local church leaders come to The Children’s Center to lead Bible study programs each Sunday morning or during off-campus services at different churches each week. During on-campus services children have the opportunity to participate, ask questions of the church leaders or to simply observe the activities without interaction.

Education is the foundation for learning and to this end The Children’s Center provides various avenues for the pursuit of education. Most children will attend the on campus Children’s Center School, but the opportunity exists for children to be enrolled in public schools, vocational schools, college courses or GED testing. School progress will be monitored weekly and included in monthly progress reviews. For many, problematic attitudes and behaviors began in school and only through successful involvement and achievement can these problems be resolved.

The Children’s Center of Ohio is served by the Virtual Community School of Ohio. VCS is a non-profit statewide virtual school sponsored by Reynoldsburg City School District providing a quality on-line K-12 education to Ohio students at no cost to the students. VCS provides equal access to an education for all students through individualized learning plans with an alternative to traditional education providing complete flexibility- each child works at his own pace. VCS provides all services and tools necessary and the child has access to their virtual classrooms twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, VCS provides certified special education teachers to work with students with special needs or disabilities.

Why would you recommend the Children's Center of Ohio?

Group & Individual Counseling

At least five days per week we shall conduct group counseling in the residential setting. This shall be an informative session in which members participate in helping behavior for other group members. The group session allows everyone the opportunity to express feelings and ideas in a caring environment. Children will also be scheduled to have formal individual counseling with their group leader at least once per week. While this is their formal time for counseling, informal aid from all staff is available at all times. Each staff brings with them their own unique experiences which you can use to help correct past problems and learn new living skills.

Community Engagement Plan

The Children’s Center of Ohio, LLC is committed to establishing a positive relationship with our community. We understand that there may be times that situations may occur in the community that may require personal communications. At CCO, LLC, we believe that any information provided or any concerns held by people in the community should be addressed through personal communication. To this end, any information or concerns provided by community members shall be addressed by the Executive Director or Designee within 5 business days.

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