Treatment for Juvenile Sexual Offending Behavior

We address juvenile sexual misconduct utilizing the Pathways Workbook to assist client’s in learning how to develop healthy and appropriate sexual behaviors.
Each juvenile participates in individual, group, and family sessions.
Sexual offense-specific treatment is educational and focused on assisting individuals stop the cycle of sexual misconduct.
We assist the client and family understand the purpose of the Registration Risk Assessment and assist them in preparing for the assessment.


In case winter weather causes Ouachita Behavioral Health to close or delay opening, below is information on how OBHAW will communicate this to our customers. The safety of our staff and our clients is always our first priority during inclement weather. In the event that an OBHAW office is closed, appointments will be transitioned to telehealth unless you have been contacted with other instructions

As soon as the decision to close or delay opening, OBHAW will immediately share the closing information by the following methods:
· Mass text notification will be sent to all clients.
· It will be published on all of our social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
· It will be published here.

MAT Peer Support Group

Peer Support Groups
STARTING in February! OBHAW MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) program will begin Peer led recovery and support group to be held at the Hot Springs location. Join a group geared toward your individual recovery. We offer the experience of a certified and trained peer support recovery specialist who can help guide and facilitate discussion, answer questions and address concerns with firsthand knowledge of the treatment process.

Sign up today!
Contact Cassey for more information at 501-762-4286.
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Message from our Medical Director

Since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic our community has seen many changes. This summer brought a brief lowering of the rate of infection, however with new variants on the scene positive cases are increasing at an alarming rate. COVID 19 vaccinations have shown proven benefit in reducing the rate of acquiring and spreading the illness, as well as significantly reducing the disease severity. However, even in the fully vaccinated, the potential for contracting and passing on the infection remains. Masking and social distancing remain necessary, vaccinated or not, in order to not only protect yourselves, but your loved ones as well. In order to reduce the spread of the virus for all we are recommending that appointments that do not require on site care be done remotely via telehealth.
I understand the desire to have in person visits. However, every patient encounter held on our campus increases the chance of viral spread. The fewer appointments that are held on-site, the smaller the level of risk for everyone.
If any of you need help negotiating the telemedicine set-up, please reach out for guidance. You can also go to and follow the link to try a test call prior to your first remote visit. Do not let discomfort with available technology place you or anyone else at risk.
In closing: Masking and social distancing remain necessary regardless of vaccination status. All our offices will continue to require masks, encourage social distancing, and embrace telemedicine. Thank you for allowing us to serve you as we continue our mission of bringing hope and health to our communities one life at a time.

Janette McGaugh MD
OBHAW Medical Director

Coping Skill: Gardening, by Lynn

In celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month (May), OBHAW’s very own #HeroesOfHope, our therapist and medical providers, have put together some videos on Coping Skills for our everyday life!! Meet our therapist, Lynn!

#StayPositiveArkansas #OBHAWcares #MentalHealthAwareness

Coping Skill: Yoga, by Marilyn

In celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month (May), OBHAW’s very own #HeroesOfHope, our therapist and medical providers, have put together some videos on Coping Skills for our everyday life!! Meet our therapist, Marilyn!

#StayPositiveArkansas #OBHAWcares #MentalHealthAwareness

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