Midwest Center for Youth and Families’ South Shore Academy is now TRICARE© certified and a network provider!

A Life Worth Living . . . The DBT Journey Awaits at Midwest Center for Youth and Families

Midwest Center for Youth and Families, a therapeutic residential Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program, specializes in treating youth ages 6-20 with behavioral and mental health problems.

Our unique residential DBT program gives hope to families who care for a child with mental illness.  We help families understand how children with mental illness can struggle and yet be resilient with the right tools to make their lives worth living, a day at a time.

Midwest Center for Youth and Families is an innovator in residential treatment and has developed and successfully implemented a treatment program that produces positive outcomes for troubled children and adolescents. Our outcomes speak for themselves:

  • 96% of youth were placed in a less restrictive placement at discharge.
  • 87% were placed with parents, relatives or adoptive parents at discharge.
  • 92% experienced a positive educational outcome.

Our website was developed to help families and referral sources learn more about our Residential DBT Treatment Programs and exploring whether or not our services might be beneficial in helping a child they care about.

If you need additional information or just want to talk to us, we welcome the opportunity to help you find the answers you are looking for and to assist you in your search for the right treatment option for your child.

If your child is in immediate danger of harming themselves or others, please contact 911 for immediate assistance. Then, feel free to contact us, once your child is in a safe location.