Midwest Center for Youth & Families offers specialized residential treatment for children and adolescents with complex mental illnesses. Conditions we treat include (but are not limited to) bipolar disorder, borderline features, depression, severe ADHD, suicidal and self-harming behaviors as well as the long term effects of low self-esteem.
We serve male and female youth ages 10–18. Our locked and secure therapeutic residential units are separated by age and gender.
Midwest Center of Kouts, Indiana
South Shore of Valparaiso, Indiana
Program and Treatment Facts
At Midwest Center for Youth & Families, we understand the challenges parents face when caring for a child with a complex mental illness. We work to give families new tools and techniques to help children who feel angry, sad and fearful. Please call us today so we can discuss your child’s needs and explore what we can do to help.
Midwest Center for Youth & Families is tracking outcomes to help ensure better outcomes for our patients. The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale for Children is a clinician’s rating of the level of severity of a patient’s functioning and symptoms obtained through a structured interview conducted with the patient. Our fourth quarter results show that we are treating more acutely ill patients at admission than the national average, but our improvement with these patients is almost twice the national average!
DBT, originally developed by Marsha Linehan in 1979 to treat Borderline Personality Disorder patients, has been tested and proven by others to be a very effective treatment program. DBT seeks to validate feelings and problems. And it balances acceptance by challenging residents to make productive changes. Studies have shown that DBT reduces the rate of self-injury and suicide attempts, and connects with kids to help keep them engaged in the treatment process. It works because youth learn they can manage their issues without resorting to self-defeating behaviors.
We work hard to continually improve our treatment and program outcomes for youth and families. And, as a result, 95 percent of our residents’ parents say they would recommend our program to others.
Since 1998, we have participated in a state-wide outcomes study project for the Indiana Association of Children and Family Services (IARRCA). Our therapeutic residential treatment program outcomes have demonstrated the following successes for our residents and their families:
Even more important is what our residents and families tell us about how their lives have been improved by our program. Review our Patient Satisfaction Survey and Effectiveness of Treatment.
*There is no set length of stay for our residential DBT program. Each youth’s length of stay is determined by their unique strengths, needs and willingness to work through their individualized treatment plan. Additional factors may also impact a child’s length of stay in our program. Coverage of the program is dependent upon clinical necessity and continued-stay criteria.
Find out how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at Midwest Center for Youth & Families can help your child find hope and healing. Call 888-629-3471 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. If you or your loved one need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.