Boys’ Unhealthy Sexual Behaviors —
Residential Treatment Programming for Boys Ages 11-20

Boys who come to Onarga Academy for harmful sexual behaviors have issues surrounding sexual behavior initiated by a child or adolescent toward another child, adolescent, or adult, including personal victimization, sexual behaviors, sexually-reactive behaviors, sexual perpetration, family relationships, abusive behavior, empathy, aggression, cognitive distortions, reactive attachment disorder, and trauma-based mental health issues.

Onarga Academy programming also addresses youth with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effect, Attention Deficit Disorder, Disruptive Behaviors, Impulse Control Disorders, an educational diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or other Brain-Based Disorders. Youth in these programs have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused. Youth are diagnosed at admission according to DSM-IV-TR criteria, from which an individualized treatment plan is created to address his level of functioning, special needs, age, and history.

Snapshot


Field of Dreams Program


Youth Served: Young Adolescent Males, ages 11-14, with unhealthy sexual behaviors and other behavioral and emotional issues.

Program Model/Services

  • 15-bed residential unit
  • Private bedrooms
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Licensed, on-site, year-round, private school
  • Expressions Day School – special classroom environment for students on the Autism Spectrum

Snapshot


Victory Lane Program


Youth Served:Middle Adolescent Males, ages 14-17 at admission, with unhealthy sexual behaviors and other behavioral and emotional issues.

Program Model/Services

  • 17-bed residential unit
  • Private bedrooms
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Licensed, on-site, year-round, private school
  • Expressions Day School – special classroom environment for students on the Autism Spectrum

Snapshot


The Pathfinders Program


Youth Served:Older Adolescent Males, ages 16-20, with unhealthy sexual behaviors and other behavioral and emotional issues.

Program Model/Services

  • 17-bed residential unit
  • Private bedrooms
  • Family partnership in the treatment process
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Licensed, on-site, year-round, private school
  • Expressions Day School – special classroom environment for students on the Autism Spectrum

All Onarga Academy Unhealthy Sexual Behaviors Programs Share the Following Accreditaiton/Licensing/Referral Standards

Accreditation/Licensing

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA)
  • Licensed as a Child Care Institution by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Staff certified as Addiction Counselors through Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association
  • Chemical Health Program licensed for Level I and II care through the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and is Medicaid certified for Level I care.
  • Grand Prairie School accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI)
  • Medicaid eligible

Referral Sources

  • Department of Health and Family Services
  • Department of Juvenile Services
  • Departments of Children and Family Services
  • Parents
Admissions

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