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45-Day Assessments —
Helping You Find the Right Program

We understand it can be difficult to determine which treatment program is right for your child. That's why we offer a 45-day assessment program to identify your child’s and family’s concerns, while providing treatment services in a therapeutic, home-like setting.

During the assessment process, we identify your child’s emotional or behavioral needs and provide professional recommendations for reducing or eliminating the problems that have become barriers to his or her healthy relationships and strong living standards.

Snapshot


45-Day Assessment


Youth Served: Boys and Girls, ages 6-18

Treatment Needs: Youth with an IQ of 70 or above who are in need of medical, clinical, psychiatric, recreational, or educational evaluations and recommendations

Program Model/Services

Upon admission, staff at Gerard Academy use the following assessment tools, as applicable:

  • Jesness-I
  • Beck Depression Inventory
  • Youth Self Report
  • Children's Depression Inventory
  • Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale
  • SDQ
  • Suicidal Assessment
  • PESQ
  • Assessments, including specific personality inventories, projective tests, cognitive functioning tests, family relationship assessments, psycho-sexual assessments, and medical testing, as necessary
  • Staff provide weekly progress reports to both parent(s) and the referral agent
  • After 45 days, a therapeutic recommendation is made

Accreditation/Licensing

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA)
  • Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health
  • New Dominion School accredited by AdvancEd
  • Named NAMI's Provider of the Year for 2012

Referral Sources

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