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If you live within the Columbus City School District and your child is attending St. Vincent Prep Academy, visit www.ccs.oh to complete your transportation application for the 2018-2019 school year. Learn more here.

We provide a wide range of best-in-class prevention, intervention and mental health treatment services. Getting started is easy-just click on the Get Help Now button to set up a confidential consultation, or call us at (614) 824-KIDS (5437). To learn more about any of our services, select an age range below:

St. Vincent Family Center uniquely understands and responds to the needs of very young children. Toddlers and even infants can struggle with behavioral health. Some disorders may stem from exposure to abuse, neglect or trauma during those all-important early years as the brain is forming. Others may trace to issues that are at least partially genetic, such as Attention Deficit Disorder.

These disruptions to emotional health can lead to “acting out” behaviors such as tantrums. They also can interfere with a child’s ability to learn and acquire critical language and problem-solving skills.

Because of the complexities of children’s needs and the long-term impact on behavior if unresolved, we offer a wide range of specialized services to pre-schoolers. They include out-patient family counseling, in-home and community-based care, and even St. Vincent Pre-School Academy which prepares children for kindergarten by teaching both foundational academic skills as well as therapeutic techniques to better manage emotions and actions.

We also are equipped to provide the same services to Hispanic/Latina children.

A few key points to know:

  • We team with families to choose the right treatment for their unique needs. In-home care, for instance, can work well even in more severe situations, as it is very intensive, devoting as many as three-to-five hours per week to treatment and counseling.
  • Children in our year-round pre-school receive very personal attention. We dedicate two staff to no more than 11 children.
  • Our expert team partners and consults with nearly 30 early care providers helping them to more compassionately and thoughtfully help the children in their care.
  • We rely on a wide range of proven treatment protocols from play and family therapy to trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Our welcoming and warm state-of-the-art care center facilitates smaller class sizes, quiet observation areas for trained therapists to watch children interact, and sensory rooms that help kids reduce stress.

Through your initial confidential consultation, our team of early childhood mental health experts can help you choose the level of care, type of expert and the frequency of treatment that best serves your child’s needs.

Children in elementary and middle school may experience more frequent conflicts and even greater learning loss if mental health issues are not treated appropriately. The downward spiral of anxiety and depression for example can be frustrating and beyond their ability to cope. Distracted and drained, they pay less attention in school, their grades suffer and they may drop out of sports or other favorite activities.

Further, some mental illnesses, such as obsessive/compulsive or bipolar disorders, only begin to appear in children as they near adolescence. If untreated, these teens and their families may soon feel caught in chaos.

St. Vincent Family Center chooses from a wide array of customized services to uniquely help and treat school-age children either inside our care center or out in the community. We offer outpatient family therapy, in-home and/or in-school care, the St. Vincent Prep Academy, a full-service school that combines academics with behavioral health treatment.

Some children enter our school because their home school requests that they receive treatment before returning to their original classroom. We also are equipped to provide the same range of services for Hispanic/Latina children.

Finally, we have a best-in-class residential program for children with mental illness and severe behavioral challenges.

A few key points to know:

  • 9 out of 10 students in our St. Vincent Prep Academy return to their home school able to successfully interact in the classroom and achieve their academic goals.
  • We team with families to choose the right treatment for their unique needs. In-home care, for instance, can work well even in more severe situations, as it is very intensive, devoting as many as three-to-five hours per week to treatment and counseling.
  • Our welcoming and warm state-of-the-art care center facilitates smaller class sizes, quiet observation areas for trained therapists to watch children interact, and sensory rooms that help kids reduce stress.
  • Five-to-12-year-olds who are part of our residential care program begin to recover due to more constant, intensive treatment and care that includes family therapy.

Schedule a confidential consultation today. Our team of pediatric behavioral health experts will help you choose the level of care, the type of expert and the frequency of care best suited to your child's needs.

Adolescence can be a difficult time for families, as natural physical health changes can cause more frequent stress and conflict. Often, compassionate, objective experts can intervene and help the family find new more positive ways to interact.

Teen years also mark the time when more serious mental health issues like schizophrenia and addiction begin to surface. Finally, it can be a period when youth experiment with high risk behaviors involving delinquency, alcohol or drugs, sex, cutting, anorexia, bullying and even thoughts of suicide.

St. Vincent Family Center has a team of experts uniquely qualified to respond to the behavioral health issues that can emerge during adolescence. These include out-patient treatment and care within the schools or in other community settings.

A few key points to know:

  • We team with families to choose the right treatment for their unique needs. In-home care, for instance, can work well even in more severe situations, as it is very intensive, devoting as many as three-to-five hours per week to treatment and counseling.
  • All counseling is very family-focused actively engaging parents/caregivers and other appropriate family members.

Schedule a confidential consultation today. Our team of pediatric behavioral health experts will help you choose the level of care, the type of expert and the frequency of care best suited to your teen's needs.

St. Vincent families, if you are in need of the following forms to submit to our Medical Services team, simply click the link and return as requested.

Release of Information Form

Physical/Immunization Form

Call (614) 824-KIDS (5437) or click the Get Help Now button

Our team's expertise and experience extends to a broad spectrum of behavioral health and mental health disorders. It does not include autism. However, we are pleased to refer families needing this treatment to Nationwide Children's Hospital at (800) 881-7385.