Therapy/Treatment Overview

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
  • Dialectal Behavioral Therapy
  • Interdisciplinary treatment team meetings
  • Rehabilitation Therapy/Recreation Therapy — daily (7 days/week)
  • Group Therapy — daily (7x a week)
  • Individual Therapy — weekly (one-on-one with their therapist)
  • Family Sessions — every 2 weeks (initiated upon admission)
  • Nursing staff who remain onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Treatment modalities include relaxation techniques, thought stopping techniques, affect expression and modulation, cognitive coping, trauma narratives, and behavior management training.
  • 1 to 3 staff to resident ratios during (day/afternoon shifts)
  • Structured programming with focus on consistent routines and visual schedules
  • 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
  • Graphic representations of resident performance
  • Technology Assisted Learning
  • Medication Management
  • 24 hour nursing care
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy provided by Easter Seals
  • Daily Living skills instruction
  • Use components of Eden Autism Curriculum
  • Visual Labels / Schedules
  • Competency-based staff training
  • Continuing education and ongoing staff training

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 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.

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.