Of course, each child's situation is unique and all issues are carefully examined and discussed before eligibility is determined. A child’s own willingness to accept placement and to make an honest effort to rectify his or her problems is a great determining factor for anticipated success. All of OBHC's campuses are described as open settings.
Criteria for Placement
Residents must have the ability to positively interact with adult caregivers and other residents. They also must be able to function in a public school setting and be willing to attend a local Southern Baptist Church. Children who are unwilling to attend school or who have had a history of school suspensions, expulsions, or truancy are usually not appropriate for placement, and are generally referred to facilities that offer on-campus education.
Our goal is to help you find the most appropriate services for your child, so that they may receive the best possible care available for their needs.
Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children are not equipped to accept children who are severely mentally or physically disabled, violent or destructive towards themselves or others, physically or sexually aggressive, or substance abusers. Other children OBHC typically does not accept are children who are emotionally or behaviorally disturbed to the point of requiring in-patient psychiatric treatment or extensive therapy, or in need of special education programs other than tutoring or LD (Learning Disabled) classes, such as ED, SED, MR or EMH.