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Girls’ Emotional and Behavioral Disorders —
Programs for Girls Ages 12-21

Girls who come to Indian Oaks Academy for emotional and behavioral issues have struggled with a range of issues including patterns of aggression or aggressive behavior, mental health issues, emotional problems, family relationship issues, anxiety and depression, self-harm behaviors, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD), chemical dependency, and other issues.

Our residential programs are age- and gender-specific, and individualized to clinically address your child’s and family’s needs. Each program provides cognitive behavioral therapy to help your child overcome her mental health issues, improve social skills, and develop an improved sense of responsibility and caring for the needs and rights of others.

Programming incorporates individual, group, and family therapy, life and social skill training, and therapeutic education, as well as sensory and creative therapeutic activities that build emotional and sensory vocabulary. Progress is tracked before, during, and after treatment, and includes aftercare support and services, as needed.

Snapshot


Phoenix


Youth Served: Girls, ages 12-21, who have a DSM-IVR diagnosis of an emotional or behavioral disorder or co-morbid Axis I condition that is included with Attention Deficit and disruptive or impulse-control behavior disorders.

Program Model/Services

  • The Phoenix program incorporates hands-on life and social skills, emotional identification, trauma groups, sensory integration, emotional regulation through self soothing, relaxation, visualization, development of an emotional vocabulary, and sensory and creative therapeutic avenues
  • A 16-bed residential unit for girls
  • Average length of stay from 9-18 months
  • Individualized programming
  • Private bedrooms for residents' safety
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • A year-round, on-site school approved by the Illinois State Board of Education

Accreditation/Licensing

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA)
  • Licensed as a Child Care Institution by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Safe Harbor School accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI)
  • Medicaid eligible (Medical coverage only)

Referral Sources

  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Departments of Social Services
  • Core Service Agencies
  • Parents

Snapshot


Studio 7


Youth Served: Girls, ages 12-21, with behavioral disorders an IQ of 60-80.

Program Model/Services

  • The Studio 7 program treats behavioral disorders with lower intellectual functioning related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or co-morbid Axis I conditions that are included with Attention Deficit, disruptive, or impulse-control behavior disorders.
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Chemical health
  • Recreational therapy
  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychiatric and medication monitoring
  • Medical services
  • Individualized programming created for functioning, special needs, age, and history. The
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • A year-round, on-site school approved by the Illinois State Board of Education

Accreditation/Licensing

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA)
  • Licensed as a Child Care Institution by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Safe Harbor School accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI)
  • Medicaid eligible (Medical coverage only)

Referral Sources

  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Departments of Social Services
  • Core Service Agencies
  • Parents
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