Program services at Lakeside Academy
Lakeside Academy offers residential programs for boys in need of out-of-home placements due to abuse and neglect, boys who are struggling with behavior problems due to underlying mental health issues, and boys with sexually aggressive behaviors. These groups reside separately and attend school classes separately. All students are constantly monitored and supervised by staff.
The residential program is a highly structured program for male youth who are in need of an out-of-home placement due to being abused and neglected. The average length of stay is six to nine months. The program’s goal is to prepare young men for a positive future by identifying strengths and weaknesses. Once identified, staff and students work together to enhance the student’s positive qualities and promote social change through normative culture influence.
Adolescent Sexual Offender Treatment Program
The Adolescent Sexual Offender Treatment Program serves boys with with sexually aggressive behaviors. Anticipated average length of stay will be nine to 15 months. The treatment philosophy focuses on behavioral and cognitive change through the establishment of a positive peer culture, as well as offender-specific treatment services.
Mental Health / Behavioral Stabilization Program
The Mental Health / Behavioral Stabilization Program serves boys who exhibit poor behaviors due to underlying mental health problems. Treatment services include individual and group therapy and psychiatric services as required. Individual therapy is conducted by specially trained and licensed therapists.