A school and program for troubled youth
Adolescent males can struggle with a variety of internal issues which, if left unchecked, can lead them down a terrible path. Parents or guardians may find themselves at wits end in trying to deal with and help their son. The son may need more than therapy and benefit from treatment with a change of scenery.
White River Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys of ages 12 to 17 dealing with mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues. Located in Delta, Utah, the academy provides a safe, secure and structured environment for the students to overcome their issues.
White River Academy, WRA, is not a boot camp or a typical boarding school. WRA is a licensed and accredited therapeutic boarding school. Boys at White River Academy receive treatment through an experiential learning approach, helping them to discover their future. The students participate in an education program built around their treatment; combining therapeutic programing, a customized academic curriculum and a servant leadership community project.
This project is more than simple service as each student develops the idea, irons out the details and makes it possible. At White River Academy, the boys learn how to become men of character and integrity, as well as supporting members of the community. Having obtained student and exchange visitor information system certification, SEVIS, the academy can offer its services to international students.
Young men at White River Academy learn invaluable life skills through a lasting and efficient recovery. The staff at White River Academy strives to make it a place of inner exploration, treatment and personal development for the students. A few of the components that make up the environment at White River Academy include:
- Being small and family-directed
- An accredited educational facility
- Individualized academics
- A behavior learning component
- Positive peer culture
- A licensed residential treatment center
White River Academy may provide services to adult clients on occasion and under specific circumstances.
Below is a video of what parents and students have to say about White River Academy.
White River Academy creates a peaceful and healing environment away from the triggers which caused the issues. The change of scenery and time away from those with whom he fights with most, including parents or family, will increase the effectiveness of treatment. Some of the issues White River Academy can treat in adolescent boys, includes:
- Bipolar disorder
- Social struggles
- Low self-esteem
- Adoption and attachment issues
- Substance abuse
- Grief and loss
- Oppositional defiance
- Eating disorders
Each student’s room along with every public area, such as, dining room, classrooms, group room, gym, etc. are equipped with both video cameras and motion detectors to provide 24-hour supervision for each student. Further, this is also a safety prevention measure and all video tapes are achieved for at least 60-days under lock and key. No video cameras are reachable in the bathroom areas.
These are only a few of the disorders White River Academy can treat with a variety of therapy options and a disciplined educational program. For more information on our facilities and treatment process, view the Overview page under the Help for Parents tab. If you have any questions or concerns about sending your son to White River Academy, call our admissions team at the 24/7 helpline at 866-300-0616 for more information.