serve male and female children and adolescents, ages eight to twenty-one
years of age. Diagnosis of psychosis and affective disorders, ADHD, functional
retardation, schizophrenia, developmental disabilities, adjustment conflicts
are all considered appropriate.
physical and medical problems will be considered for admission on a case
by case basis. Those who are considered actively suicidal and critically
needing an inpatient settings are not considered appropriate, at least
until the suicidal crisis is resolved. Consideration is given to all referrals
and the dynamics of each evaluated on the bases of severity and our ability
to the level of quality care sufficient to meet the identified needs.
Academy accepts referrals for its residential services from the Department
of Child Services, the Juvenile Probation System and other sources seeking
services for children and adolescents.
Willowglen Academy accepts referrals for no less than a six-month treatment
duration. Typically, referrals will have had multiple placements and possibly
rejections from other facilities. Handicapping conditions within an educational
context are considered which are of an emotional that is manifested social
maladjusted behavior and neurological impairments. Typically these children
and adolescents have difficulties with impulse control, a low tolerance
of stress and postponed gratification. Some of the children may be persistently
aggressive within the family and community setting. Self-help skills and
personal hygiene abilities are limited and, therefore, assistance and
verbal cues are often required for most basic skills.
most cases, continued care is indicated after discharge, which is planned
at the time of admission to Willowglen Academy's program. Therefore, alternative
living situations and services are explored throughout treatment.
are made to the Executive Director. Such referrals initially may
be of a verbal and/or written nature, and include the necessary historical
and evaluative information, including but not limited to: social history,
psychological information, psychiatric information, medical history and
medication history, educational history, etc. In some instances,
these reports are not available; thus it becomes incumbent upon us to
provide some assessment services on the front end of the process.
Admission Committee is composed of the Executive Director, the Clinical
Manager, the Education Manager, the Residential Supervisor and the Registered
more information including services, referrals, programs and site tours,
please contact the individuals serving on the Admissions Committee:
Academy - IN, Inc.
East 21st Street
Cameron, ACSW, Executive Director