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.
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.
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.