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Programs & Services

Programs at Fox Run Center

Fox Run Center has served children and adolescents in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. We are a residential treatment facility that provides a comfortable, non-institutional environment designed for children and adolescents.

Through separate program options, Fox Run Center treats girls ages 5–17 and boys ages 5–13 who are diagnosed with a psychiatric condition that requires residential treatment, or who have been diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability.

Our structured programming focuses on consistent routines and visual schedules for the youth in our care. To best meet the needs of the children and adolescents we serve, we offer unique treatment programs and separate living areas for each of our programmed groups.

Dreams Program provides residential psychiatric treatment for boys and girls ages 5–12, and is designed to teach young residents how to manage symptoms, emotions and behaviors associated with traumas and other mental health-related problems. Our primary goal in this program for children is to identify and implement solutions that support their return to the community.

Visions Program is designed for adolescent girls ages 12–17 with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), and who present with significant emotional and/or behavioral issues.

Hopes Program is for adolescent girls ages 12–17, and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that addresses each patient’s medical, psychiatric, social and academic needs.

Each program includes technology-assisted learning and medication management (as needed). Our staff-to-resident ratio is 1 to 3 during the day and afternoon shifts, and nursing staff remain onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Treatment modalities include relaxation techniques, thought stopping techniques, affect expression and modulation, cognitive coping, trauma narratives, and behavior management training.

Program components include:

  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapy (provided by Easterseals)
  • Daily living skills instruction
  • Components of the Eden Autism curriculum
  • Visual labels and schedules


Fox Run Center is committed to providing our youth with high-quality educational experiences through our Fox Run School. This program is run by East Central Ohio Educational Service Center in partnership with the St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools, and is in compliance with the Ohio Department of Education Standards, including special education provisions for students who qualify for Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

Specialized Services

As part of our treatment modality, residents receive several specialized therapy services which are overseen by our Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, including:

  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Interdisciplinary treatment team meetings
  • Rehabilitation therapy/recreation therapy — daily (7 days/week)
  • Group therapy — daily (7 days a week)
  • Individual therapy — weekly (one-on-one with their therapist)
  • Family sessions — every two weeks (initiated upon admission)
  • Expressive therapy
  • Individualized Service Plan
  • Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI)
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET)
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA)
  • Behavioral Support Plans (BSP)
  • Reinforcement-based interventions
  • Programming for generalization of skills across staff, settings, and materials
  • Individualized social skills intervention
  • Recreation therapy

Recreation Therapy

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 Center is proud to staff our recreation therapy seven 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, and includes:

  • Challenge course: Certified Alpine Tower Instructors lead groups through 32 different paths to challenge themselves and others to climb to the top of the 53-foot Alpine Tower. This supports the development of trust, teamwork and self-esteem. This activity is available during scheduled group sessions, weather permitting.
  • Oglebay Park Good Zoo Education Program: Many children love animals, and they are offered an experiential therapy opportunity involving exotic and unusual animals through our cooperative relationship with the Oglebay Park Good Zoo Education Program. Residents experience the opportunity to learn about and interact with the animals. This program is available on a weekly basis.

Special events are held monthly, including trips to area zoos and museums, talent shows, Christmas programs and karaoke parties.

Discharge Planning

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.

We’re Here to Help

Fox Run Center’s professional staff are available to offer information and to help make the transition to treatment as smooth as possible for your child or adolescent. Call 800-245-2131 to get started. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.