The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) provides comprehensive treatment services to meet the individual needs of the children and families we serve. Youth are referred to the YOC through Department of Child Services, the juvenile justice system,and public school referrals. YOC treatment milieu uses a multi-dimensional approach to treatment using various evidenced-based clinical and behavioral interventions.
What makes the YOC unique? The staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, therapists, administrators and experienced program managers work collectively to effectively deliver diverse treatment interventions to meet psychological needs of each child.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), and dialetical behavioral therapy (DBT) are standard forms of treatment modalities utilized to strengthen the child and the family. Individual, family and group therapy are part of the weekly milieu within the program schedule. Additionally, youth engage in skill building sessions, independent living services, character education, mentoring programs, culturual activities, spiritual services (optional),community engagement and wellness programs.
Muncie Community Schools (MCS) provides an accredited educational programs for elementary, middle and high school students on the campus of the YOC. The structured educational setting provides student with an opportunity to learn at their individual level in the small sized classrooms. Students may also attend county or city schools within Delaware County, as deemed appropriate by the treatment team and the parents/guardians.