We make good kids better.

We make good kids better.

Tantrums, sadness, withdrawal? … Sent home from pre-school or school? … Hospitalization?

Your situation may be unique — but you’re not alone. Many families have faced a breaking point when nothing seems to work.

Turn to the trusted team at St. Vincent Family Center.

We are the most experienced and skilled child behavioral health specialists in Ohio, serving more than 5,000 families a year.

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We help with:

Acting Out/Fighting

Acting Out/Fighting

Repeated bad behavior – whether at school, home or both – suggests that kids may be struggling with underlying behavioral or mental health issues. See their acting out as a cry for help.

ADHD

ADHD

An inability to follow instructions or organize thinking, kids with ADHD may appear to be restless, excessively talkative, impulsive and forgetful.

Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment Disorder

A group of emotional symptoms, such as stress, sadness or hopelessness, and even physical symptoms that arise after a child experiences a stressful life event. The child’s strong reaction may seem out of proportion to the event itself because he or she is struggling to cope with the situation.

Anger/Aggression

Anger/Aggression

Repeatedly throwing tantrums or engaging in destructive behaviors (including hurting other children or adults). Out-of-control anger often indicates an underlying issue, such as family conflict, trauma, ADHD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

Anxiety

Anxiety

Daily excessive worrying that can even seem like a phobia and/or panic attack. Physical symptoms can include racing heartbeat, restlessness, muscle tension and tiredness and/or issues trying to sleep.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Experiencing frequent “highs” (manic) and “low” (depressive) moods so extreme that interfere with regular activities.

Child Abuse or Neglect

Child Abuse or Neglect

Abuse means deliberately hurting a child and potentially causing injuries, including bruises, broken bones, burns or cuts. Neglect can include everything from failing to keep kids safe or offer basic necessities such as food, shelter and healthcare.

Depression

Depression

Persistently feeling sad, empty, hopeless, and/or helpless, so much so that kids often stop joining into family, school, sports or other social events for two weeks or more. It can be a single episode or a reoccurring condition.

Family Conflict/Divorce

Family Conflict/Divorce

While every family experiences turbulence, children exposed to frequent fighting and or extreme conflict can develop mental health disorders.

Grief

Grief

Loss of a loved one or an important relationship may spark a prolonged grief process that can lead to depression and/or anxiety.

OCD

OCD

Excessively focusing on certain thoughts (obsessions) or constantly acting on impulses (compulsions). Children struggling with this disorder may seem anxious and upset most of the time.

Parent/Child Conflict

Parent/Child Conflict

Living with others increases the opportunity for all types of interaction, especially conflict. When there is strain in the relationship between caregiver and child, communications may break down and arguments become more frequent.

Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem

Positive self-images help make better, healthier decisions and be more resilient. They also are less likely to develop depression or other mental health conditions, according to studies undertaken by the Mayo Clinic.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Engaging in sexual activities with a child, indecent exposure, or using a child to create pornography.

Trauma

Trauma

Exposure to violence, abuse, crime, loss of a loved one – the emotional upheaval associated with witnessing difficult events may leave lasting emotional scars on children.