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Oaklawn, The Children's Campus
Oaklawn, The Children’s Campus provides residential programs for youth. Programs range from locked-secure and staff-secure to a group home, foster care placement, diagnostic and evaluation services, as well as Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) placements.
Programs are designed to support youth in developing healthy coping skills so they can return to and live successfully in their community. We have the ability to serve more than 100 youth each day, primarily between the ages of 12 and 18.
Our comprehensive programs are designed to help youth grow emotionally, physically and spiritually.
All treatment is highly individualized to fit the specific needs of each youth. Treatment comprises:
- Individual therapy, provided weekly
- Group therapy at least five times per week
- Family therapy as indicated by treatment need, typically two to four times per month.
We use evidence-based practices such as Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Oaklawn goes a step further by offering a trauma-informed community from admission to discharge.
School is provided on campus by School City of Mishawaka. Each classroom has a licensed teacher and an aide. We also have an on-site guidance counselor, administrator and a credit recovery service. Credits are transferable.
Skills training and engagement
A skills trainer and care facilitator work individually with each youth to develop healthy coping skills, independent living skills, positive self-management and social skills. Furthermore, each youth benefits from vocational experiences, either through volunteer or job experience on our campus or in the community. Recreational therapy is also available. Our 12-acre campus is equipped with gyms, a baseball and soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as playground equipment.
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The best way to refer to our program is to contact us. We would love to hear more about the youth you are referring and work together to see which program would best fit their needs.