Akron Children’s Behavioral Health Center has recently expanded its Partial Hospitalization Program for children and teenagers ages 12 to 18, with a goal of improving their mental health and developing healthy coping skills that will continue into adulthood. Dr. Max Wiznitzer of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital discussed the importance of this program in treating ADHD in adults during a recent interview with Betty Lin-Fisher of the Akron Beacon Journal.
The Partial Hospitalization Program is designed to provide comprehensive care, incorporating individual, group, and family therapy, as well as educational and expressive therapy groups. Parents are also involved in the treatment process. Additionally, time is set aside for participants to focus on their schoolwork, ensuring that their academic needs are also met. The program uses dialectical behavioral therapy, which has been proven effective in treating mood disorders and changing behavioral patterns.
According to Derrick Martin, clinical operations supervisor for Akron Children’s Western Region, providing specialized pediatric-focused behavioral health programs is crucial for the community. This initiative is a significant step in addressing the mental health needs of children and teenagers in the area, offering a local resource for families dealing with these challenges. For more information about the Partial Hospitalization Program or other services offered by Akron Children’s Behavioral Health Center, individuals can contact them at 330-543-5015.