As part of our treatment modality, residents receive several specialized therapy services which are overseen by our Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist including:
Recreation Therapy is a process utilizing recreational services for purposeful intervention in some physical, emotional, and/or social behavior to bring about a desired change in that behavior and to promote the growth and development of an individual. It provides a wide range of recreational and leisure services which span days, evenings, and weekends. Fox Run is proud to staff our recreation therapy 7 days a week and on all holidays. These services include, but are not limited to sports, games, physical exercise, expressive therapy, pet therapy, experiential therapy, and special events.
Expressive therapy includes the use of art and music as a medium to improve physical, emotional, and mental insight into psychosocial issues. This is provided throughout the week during scheduled group sessions. A Music Expression group is provided weekly including singing, Instruments, and music exploration.
Experiential Therapy is provided throughout the week (weather permitting) during scheduled group sessions through the use of the Alpine Tower. Certified Alpine Tower Instructors lead groups on the 53ft. tower through 32 different paths to challenge themselves and others to climb to the top of the tower. This supports the development of helps in trust, teamwork, and self-esteem.
Children generally love animals, and they are offered an experiential therapy opportunity involving the exotic and unusual. This is provided weekly through a cooperative relationship with the Oglebay Park Good Zoo Education Program. Residents experience the opportunity to interact with the animals while they learn about them. Special Events are held monthly including trips to area zoos and museums, Talents Shows, Christmas Programs, and Karaoke parties.
The Discharge Planning process involves a case manager who is assigned upon admission. Discharge Planning is initiated upon admission to Fox Run. The case manager will coordinate with parents/guardians, social service agencies, juvenile probation and other mental health professionals to establish an adequate plan that identifies ongoing service needs upon discharge.