Clarinda Academy was established 1992 as a residential foster care facility for at-risk and adjudicated delinquent males between the ages of 12 and 18. Over the years, Clarinda has expanded its continuum of services and currently offers long-term residential treatment for males and females, 90-day impact programming, shelter care, and transitional living services.front With a licensed capacity of 266 students, Clarinda Academy is a Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited program that serves youth from several different states. The Clarinda Academy environment focuses on behavioral change through the establishment of a positive peer culture and the intervention of negative behavior.
- Long-term residential treatment for chronic delinquent boys
- Long-term residential treatment for chronic delinquent girls
- Shelter care
- Day school
- Weekend program
- Females and males, ages 12 to 18 years old
- Full-scale IQ above 65
- Is impulsive/irresponsible
- Denies and/or justifies negative behavior
- Has problems with anger and aggression
- Demonstrates a low degree of empathy
- Lacks self-discipline
- Exhibits poor coping skills
- Is non-compliant with authority
- Is amenable to a normative culture
Whom Do We Serve?
The typical student admitted to Clarinda Academy is a juvenile offender who does not have deep-seated psychopathology, but has learned negative behavior patterns that victimize others. Students typically show a low degree of empathy for others, have poor means-ends reasoning, are impulsive, have problems with anger control and aggression, are irresponsible, deny and/or justify negative behaviors (i.e., consider themselves victims when confronted), pride themselves on antisocial values and behaviors, lack self-discipline, and are counteractive and non-compliant with authority.
For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:
Reggie St. Romain
Director of Admissions
Visit our website at: www.clarindaacademy.org