Mille Lacs Academy
Holistic Approach to Sexual Behaviors

An individualized, trauma-sensitive, and holistic approach to identifying and targeting the causal factors relative to unhealthy acting out, with and without accompanying intellectual disability.


History

Nexus established Mille Lacs Academy in 1991 to offer residential care and treatment to youth between the ages of 10 and 19. Today, Mille Lacs Academy treats over 100 young men from across the United States annually.

Specialized Programming

Mille Lacs Academy has a variety of residential programs for boys ages 10-19, who have significant mental health issues. Specialty programming includes treatment for boys that have problematic sexual behavior.

Other special needs may include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effect, Attention Deficit Disorder, Disruptive Behaviors, Impulse Control Disorders, and/or other Brain-Based Disorders.

Individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, experiential and brain-based therapy, recreational and vocational programming, psychological assessment, psychiatric and medication monitoring, medical services, and independent living skills are all integral aspects of treatment. We treat each boy as an individual and recognize his unique needs and history.

Mille Lacs Academy Programs

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

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IN THE NEWS @ NEXUS
Devon is looking for a permanent home

Devon is looking for a permanent home

Nexus Names New Leadership to Drive Innovation in Mental Health Services

Nexus Names New Leadership to Drive Innovation in Mental Health Services

Family Adolescents and Children Therapy Services (FACTS) affiliates with Nexus, expanding and strengthening programs serving Minnesota children and families.

Family Adolescents and Children Therapy Services (FACTS) affiliates with Nexus

Nexus Names New Board Chair, Welcomes 5 New Board Members

Nexus Names New Board Chair, Welcomes 5 New Board Members

Wayzata Middle School Shows Support for Kindred Family Focus

Wayzata Middle School Shows Support for Kindred Family Focus

Nexus Achieves National Re-Accreditation

Nexus Achieves National Re-Accreditation

The Library
The Library
A list of resources for parents
Parenting Partner
Parenting Partner
Helpful articles for parents
Family Matters
Family Matters
(Q&A with Dr. Michelle Murray, Ph.D.)