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Adolescent Residential Program (ARP)

Our adolescent program offers a high level of intensity, structure, safety, and monitoring for male and female adolescents (ages 10-17) who have an eating disorder. The adolescent residence provides a safe and comfortable living area with shared rooms and a common living space where they receive 24-hour care, 7 days a week. Adolescent residents receive assistance from staff members in daily living activities such as personal hygiene, self-administration of medications, self-responsibility for keeping their rooms clean and neat, cooperative management of common living space, time management, and participation in recreational and community activities.

The Adolescent Residential Program includes medical and psychiatric supervision, utilizing evidence-based clinical interventions to help process underlying issues related to eating disorders. Clients participate in individual, group, and family therapy, with emphasis on meal planning, symptom reduction/elimination skills, and relapse prevention. Within the treatment program, we also offer training on emotional skills, social skills, assertiveness, and stress management techniques.

Our program provides clients a structured, constant, and stable environment in which they can restore their physical and psychological health. Residential programming encourages goal setting and continuously recognizes progress, helping each client transition to a life free from their eating disorder.

Meeting Educational Needs

At Toledo Center we believe it essential to support all areas of our teens lives when possible. If continued schooling is considered appropriate, given the nature and seriousness of the eating disorder, we provide individually tailored educational plans so clients can continue their education. Our Education Coordinator will work the individual’s school to coordinate their studies, which can be accomplished in different ways:

  • The client’s home school can coordinate the curriculum and provide them with all materials required to maintain current classes or a partial course load.
  • If the client is enrolled in online courses, they can continue their studies with limited interruption in their plan.

Residential Weekday Schedule

  • 7:00 am – 8:30 am
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am
  • 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
  • 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
  • 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
  • – Wake-up, Shower, Clean Room, Medication
  • – Supervised Breakfast
  • – Free Time, School Work or Recreational Activity in summer months
  • – Weight Check, Clean Up, Meal Planning, Restroom Break
  • – Lunch Preparation, Supervised Lunch, Meal Planning
  • – Restroom Break
  • – First Group Therapy Session
  • – Supervised Snack
  • – Restroom Break
  • – Second Group Therapy Session
  • – Restroom Break, Dinner Preparation and Supervised Dinner
  • – Education
  • – Recreational Activities
  • – Supervised Snack
  • – Medication, Recreational Activities, Preparing for Bed
  • – Lights Out (Monday-Thursday)
  • – Lights Out (Friday)

**Please Note: Individual therapy, family therapy, and meetings with other staff members are interspersed throughout the day.

Residential Weekend Schedule

  • 7:00 am – 8:30 am
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
  • 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
  • – Wake-up, Shower, Clean Room, Medication
  • – Supervised Breakfast
  • – Free Time/Visitors
  • – Weight Check, Supervised Lunch
  • – Free Time
  • – Group
  • – Supervised Snack
  • – Recreational Activities, Visitors
  • – Supervised Dinner
  • – Recreational Activities, Visitors
  • – Supervised Snack
  • – Medications, Recreational Activities, Preparing for Bed
  • – Lights Out (Sunday)
  • – Lights Out (Saturday)

Childhood Feeding and Eating Problems Program-Outpatient Services

The Toledo Center for Eating Disorders offers outpatient programming for children with eating difficulties. Childhood can be full of different phases and eating changes. Although this is common behavior, it can leave parents feeling troubled. Disturbances in feeding become problematic when it causes the child to become upset or worry and when he or she is not eating enough to sustain proper nutrition and facilitate proper growth. Complications around eating can take many forms including but not limited to:

  • Trouble with food textures/sensory issues
  • Temper tantrums during meals
  • Refusing to eat
  • Limiting food groups
  • Choking, gagging, or vomiting after eating
  • Body image concerns
  • Anxiety/OCD
Psychological Therapies

Although eating issues during childhood may seem to be just a frustration for parents and caregivers, there are real medical concerns including, nutritional deficiencies or a reliance on liquid supplements and vitamins. The staff at Toledo Center are carefully selected, not just for their experience in treating symptoms and underlying causes of eating problems, but also for their compassion and willingness to extend themselves on behalf of all clients. The staff is clinically trained in working with children suffering from:

  • Selective/restrictive eating (picky eating)
  • Food, choking, vomiting phobias (Functional Dysphagia)
  • Lacking interest in food/eating
  • Food avoidance due to sensory issues

Our therapists work with children and families to lessen the stress and anxiety surrounding mealtimes. They work closely with families to ensure that every member is part of the healing process. Many times, changes are necessary to the environment and routine that will require the assistance of parents and caregivers.

The Childhood Feeding and Eating Problems Program is based on well-established and evidence-based therapy models that integrate individual and family therapy. The treatment is based on applied behavioral principles, enhanced cognitive behavioral principles and directive play therapy techniques, which integrate individual and family therapy and is applied in an individualized manner for each patient. We treat eating problems that may be coupled with co-occurring disorders and problems, including but not limited to:

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Depression

If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, we can help you get your lives back on track.

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