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Boys’ Unhealthy Sexual Behaviors —
Programs for Boys Ages 10-19

Boys in Mille Lacs Academy’s Unhealthy Sexual Behaviors Programs have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused.

Some of the boys in this program also have lower intellectual functioning (IQs from 55-70) pervasive developmental delays, and/or other special needs. These boys may struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effect, Attention Deficit Disorder, Disruptive Behaviors, Impulse Control Disorders, and/or other Brain-Based Disorders.

Boys are diagnosed at admission according to DSM-IV-TR criteria, from which an individualized treatment plan is created to address each youth's level of functioning, special needs, age, and history.

Treatment interventions include sexuality therapy that addresses inappropriate behaviors, boundary issues, sex education, and the resolution of personal victimization issues.

Individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, experiential and brain-based therapy, recreational therapy, psychological assessment, psychiatric and medication monitoring, medical services, and daily living and independent living skills are integral aspects of treatment.

 

Snapshot


The Ship


Youth Served: Males 10-14

Treatment Needs: IQs from 55-70, significant mental health issues and unhealthy sexual behaviors as well as sexually reactive behavior, pervasive developmental delays, and/or other special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effect, Attention Deficit Disorder, Disruptive Behaviors, Impulse Control Disorders, and/or other Brain-Based Disorders.

Program Model/Services

  • Private bedrooms for residents' safety
  • Average length of stay from 12-16 months
  • Individualized treatment programming including family, group, and individual therapies
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family involvement in all aspects of treatment
  • Brain-Based, Experiential, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

The Navigator


Youth Served: Males 15-19

Treatment Needs: Emotional and behavioral problems with problematic sexual and/or offending behaviors

Program Model/Services

  • Private bedrooms for residents' safety
  • Average length of stay from 9-14 months
  • Individualized treatment programming including family, group, and individual therapies
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family involvement in all aspects of treatment
  • Brain-based and mindfulness approaches

The Cornerstone Castle


Youth Served: Males 13-15

Treatment Needs: Severe behavioral/emotional disorders coupled with problematic sexual and/or offending patterns of behavior

Program Model/Services

  • Private bedrooms for residents' safety
  • Average length of stay from 9-14 months
  • Individualized treatment programming including family, group, and individual therapies
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family involvement in all aspects of treatment
  • Brain-based and mindfulness approaches

The Safari


Youth Served: Males 14-19

Treatment Needs: IQs from 55-70, significant mental health issues and problematic sexual behaviors as well as sexually reactive behavior, pervasive developmental delays, and/or other special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effect, Attention Deficit Disorder, Disruptive Behaviors, Impulse Control Disorders, and/or other Brain-Based Disorders.

Program Model/Services

  • Private bedrooms for residents' safety
  • Average length of stay from 12-16 months
  • Individualized treatment programming including family, group, and individual therapies
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family involvement in all aspects of treatment
  • Brain-Based, Experiential, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

All Mille Lacs Academy programs share the following Accreditation/Licensing/Referral Standards


Accreditation/Licensing

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA)
  • Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, with certifications for mental health and restrictive procedures
  • Sex-specific treatment certification from the Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • Medicaid-eligible

Referral Sources

  • County Departments of Juvenile Corrections/Probation
  • County Departments of Social Services/Mental Health
  • Community Service Agencies
  • Parents
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