The Kobacker Center is northwest Ohio's first hospital devoted to children and 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.
The inpatient facility includes 16 beds for children and adolescents who are 6 - 17 years of age. The average length of hospitalization is three to five days.
Led by a child/adolescent psychiatrist who directs treatment, the team consists of social workers, nurses, mental health technicians, recreational therapist, academic tutor, and an expressive therapist.
Inpatient Treatment Program Goals include:
- 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