Family and Adolescent Complex Comprehensive Treatment Program (FACCT)

State of the art Residential Respite program that combines a sensory controlled environment with comprehensive care.


    The FACCT program is a state of the art Residential Respite program that combines a sensory controlled environment with comprehensive care. The unit is designed to accommodate a mixed population of up to six males and/or females. The individual bedrooms and separate bathrooms allow for privacy and safety.

    A high staff-to-client ratio and an advanced clinical team allows the FACCT program to identify and develop a treatment plan to help reduce complex behaviors often associated with Autism.

    Upon discharge, Oesterlen's FACCT program continues to assist the family and adolescent with the transitional care they need to make a successful return home.

    Therapy Program

    The FACCT program is built around the Ziggurat Model. Groups and interventions deal with behaviors and areas of concern:

    • Reinforcement
    • Sensory and Biological
    • Tasks Demands
    • Structure and Visual Supports
    • Skills to Teach

    Family involvement, where possible, is strongly emphasized. As areas are indentified, youth are directed by staff prompts through a constructive problem solving model. This approach is trauma-informed and personalized for each client.

    An individualized service plan is developed soon after the youth is placed at Oesterlen. In addition to attending school, the youth is provided daily therapeutic recreation activities, frequent participation in art therapy, and the voluntary opportunity to attend religious life programs.

    Treatment Team

    Under the leadership of a licensed clinical therapist, the treatment team includes a cottage supervisor, specially trained youth leaders, a teacher, a nurse, and a chaplain.

    A consulting Board Certified Child Psychiatrist functions as the Medical Director/Supervisor providing medication management and treatment consultation.

    Agency Credentials

    Oesterlen is accredited by COA, and its programs are licensed and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

    Oesterlen is a full member of the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies and Lutheran Services in America. Oesterlen is affiliated with the Northeastern, Northwestern, and Southern Ohio Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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    For a preliminary conversation or to set an appointment, please call the Residential Intake Coordinator.

    Phone: (937) 399-6101
    Fax: (937) 398-0275