When Miya entered the PMIC (Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children) residential treatment unit at the Mason City campus early last October, the 11-year-old’s world was challenging. She was severely aggressive, had been hospitalized for her behavior and, when she arrived at Four Oaks, she began attacking staff.
Thanks to parental involvement and skilled staff who created a specialized program, Miya returned to her home last month. Mother and daughter learned to communicate and, according to staff, were patient with the growth in their relationship.
“Four Oaks has given me hope in my relationship with my daughter,” said Miya’s mom. Miya keeps in contact with the Mason City staff and reports that she is having an “awesome” summer!