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Boys’ Emotional and Behavioral Disorders —
Programs for Boys Ages 6-18

Boys who come to Gerard 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 conditions.

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 his 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.

The Villa is a residential treatment program that serves boys ages 9-13 years old who struggle with emotional and behavioral disorders and who do not have an I.Q. lower than 70.

Snapshot
Short-Term Program


The Villa


Youth Served: Boys 9-13

Treatment Needs: Emotional and behavioral disorders with an IQ above 70

Program Model/Services

  • 16 residential beds
  • Average length of stay from 8-10 months
  • Individualized programming
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • A rich treatment culture that connects with troubled teens

The Bordeaux


Youth Served: Boys 12-16

Treatment Needs: Emotional and behavioral disorders with an IQ above 70, with mental health issues that may have resulted in multiple placements.

Program Model/Services

  • 16 residential beds
  • Average length of stay from 8-10 months
  • Individualized programming
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • A rich treatment culture that connects with troubled teens

The Marseille


Youth Served: Boys 14-18

Treatment Needs: Emotional and behavioral disorders with an IQ above 70, with mental health issues that may have resulted in multiple placements such as hospitalizations, foster care, group homes, shelter, and detention centers.

Program Model/Services

  • 16 residential beds
  • Average length of stay from 8-10 months
  • Individualized programming
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • A rich treatment culture that connects with troubled teens

All Gerard Academy programs share the following Accreditation/Licensing/Referral Standards


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

  • Departments of Social Services
  • Core Service Agencies
  • Parents
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