Onarga Academy Professional Development Institute
Bridging Knowledge & Application

Onarga Academy, a provider of youth and family solutions, is located approximately 90 miles south of Chicago and 45 miles north of Champaign-Urbana in Central Illinois. We are a residential facility for adolescent males ages 11-20 that specializes in the treatment of youth with sexual behavior problems. Our facility is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and has years of experience training other residential facilities, foster care staff, private practitioners, and school systems on how to work with sexual behavior problems in youth, as well as youth with behavioral issues. Our agency has trained at national conferences, such as Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, and National Adolescent Perpetrator Network (NAPN). Additionally, some of our trainers’ work on experiential therapies has been printed in treatment publications.

We are happy to announce Onarga Academy is expanding our training outreach services in order to help more agencies, schools, and individuals who work with youth that have sexual behavior problems and/or experience extensive trauma-related behavioral issues become proficient in their professional development. Onarga Academy’s Professional Development Institute’s Training Catalog offers a wide range of topics we can bring to your agency in the form of trainings, consultation services, and maintaining ongoing supervision calls to help you and your agency work more effectively with these youth. The trainings listed can be varied in length from an hour or two up to a couple of days depending on your needs/requests. The cost of the trainings and/or consultations would also vary depending on your agency’s specific needs. Our trainers will try their best to tailor the material to your agency’s needs and population in order to make the training experience as valuable as it can be for your agency. Please contact Stacy Jewell, Training Coordinator, to discuss your training needs and obtain cost information.

Our trainers are knowledgeable and skilled with years of experience working with youth with trauma issues, behavioral issues and sexual behavior problems. We can help your agency by bridging valuable training knowledge with practical hands on applications to enhance the professional development of your staff.

Onarga Academy trainings on sexual behavior problems are compliant with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations requirements for professional licensure in the field. Onarga Academy is also licensed by the State of Illinois to provide CEU’s to licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical counselors, and licensed clinical professional counselors for all listed trainings.