Pet Therapy

One of the highlights of their stay for residents at Midwest Center for Youth & Families is visits with therapy dogs and their handlers. In recent years, the benefits of Pet Therapy have become more widely understood and appreciated, especially in the mental health field.

According to PAWS for People, a non-profit organization which trains and certifies Pet Therapy teams, the tangible health benefits of Pet Therapy include lowering blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health, and decreasing overall physical pain. Patients also enjoy a variety of mental health benefits, which include decreased depression and anxiety, diminished feelings of isolation, loneliness, and alienation, and improved communication and socialization skills.

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Please Join Us for Our 20th Anniversary Celebration

Twenty years ago the Midwest Center for Youth and Families first opened its doors and has provided behavioral healthcare to males and females ages 10 – 18 years old.What makes the Midwest Center for Youth and Families unique is its full immersion Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Join us for our 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, August 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST. There will be food and drinks provided for the event.

RSVP now by calling Brandy Clark at 574-910-0000 or via email: [email protected]



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