The admissions process begins the instant a parent or guardian contacts us. Our admissions team will begin the process by asking questions to better understand and assess the situation.
Questions may include:
The Admissions Process
The boy’s age
The boy’s history of behavioral issues and any previous treatment
The most recent incident
The desired outcome for treatment
Once the decision to enroll is made, the parent or guardian need to fill out the enrollment form; which our clinical staff will then review to ensure a proper fit. Once the clinical team approves the application the parents will be contacted.
You can learn more information on the enrollment process by clicking HERE.
Getting to White River
Families can choose to travel with their son to the facility in Delta, Utah, or use the help of transportation professionals, who bring their son to the academy. A transportation service can ensure safety with children who exhibit defiance, disrespect, suicidal ideation as well as tendencies to run away.
Our professional transportation service, usually performed by retired police officers or professionals with similar backgrounds, will ensure the child is safe for the duration of the trip. Our Admissions team will also provide advice on the safest way to get to us, as the nearest airport is Salt Lake City International Airport.
The Orientation Process
The orientation process begins when the child arrives on campus and is introduced to the staff along with other students. The child will learn the rules, guidelines and what is expected of him. A new student is assigned two senior students, in good standing with the program, who will assist with the transition into a new lifestyle.
During the first week, a new student will meet with our licensed clinical psychologist for assessment to create the student’s individual treatment program. While an individualized educational program will be developed from the new student’s transcripts, he will begin with courses on personal development and life skills for credit.
Parents can choose to accompany their son, meet the staff and tour the grounds. The parents can stay for a brief period then must say goodbye as the child begins orientation. The parent liaison will contact the parents within 48 hours of the new student’s arrival to go over the parent orientation packet and address any concerns parents may still have.