Experiential Learning Program

IMG_0242Animal-Assisted Therapy

Certified therapy canines help provide youth with lessons about attachment, trauma and self-regulation while providing healthy opportunities to give and receive nurturing.


KVC Hospitals art therapyArt Therapy

Utilizing arts and crafts as a means for therapeutic expression allows youth to use their creativity to overcome emotional and social skill deficits.


KVC Hospitals challenge courseChallenge Course Teambuilding

KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital maintains a fully accredited ropes course used to give children and adolescents opportunities to gain self-awareness and courage while building trust and teamwork skills.


KVC Hospitals equine assisted therapyEquine-Assisted Therapy

Learning how to care for and ride a horse promotes a youth’s confidence and self-awareness. Equine-assisted therapy also teaches youth work ethic skills, responsibility and communication.

KVC Hospitals horticultural therapyHorticulture Therapy

Prepping, planting and monitoring the many flowers, plants and vegetables grown on campus teaches youth how to connect to the environment in a way that builds relaxation, focus and improves overall wellbeing.

Dance Therapy at KVC Prairie Ridge HospitalLet’s MOVE (Motivate Ourselves Via Expression) dance group

Youth receiving treatment at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital discover their strengths through dance thanks to a partnership with the Kansas School of Classical Ballet and Netsmart. Dance therapy allows youth to use movement to boost self-esteem, self-awareness and express his or her feelings.

KVC Hospitals music therapyMusic Therapy

Music can help youth gain confidence, demonstrate control and discover different types of communication by using instruments including guitars and tambourines.

Virtual Reality

The VR sessions used in behavioral treatment facilitate new approaches to meditation, exploration of different environments and landscapes, and art and expression therapy. Youth can create personalized pathways to allow them to visit a place in virtual reality where they feel safe or happy.

KVC Hospitals voyagers programThe Voyages Program

The Voyages program at KVC Wheatland Hospital provides youth with a variety of engaging and educational experiences. Through field trips, guest speakers, special projects and activities, youth gain awareness about life and how to take control of their personal success.