Connections for Girls can help because our small, family-like, 11-bed program was uniquely designed to help young women who need individualized, intensive attention. In addition to traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focused interventions, Connections for Girls also includes programming designed around Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) principles. This approach has proven to be effective in helping young women develop and maintain a life worth living.
More specifically we specialize in helping with:
Abuse/Survivors of Abuse, Academic Concerns, Acute Stress Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Depression, Stress, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Conduct Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Nexus), Anger, Executive Functioning, Mood Swings.
Students participate in expressive arts interventions which include art, dance, music and yoga.
Students participate in career testing which can help set the course for internship opportunities.
Students learn valuable life skills like managing money simulating real world skills needed as adults.
Our mission is to inspire each student to strive for excellence in all areas of life. Through an intensive program of academics, therapy, and life skills training students are challenged to excel in their development; intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually/ethically, and physically. It is the aspiration of the program that enrollment in the academy begins a lifelong quest for greater wisdom, integrity, insight, and social consciousness. Staff and student interactions are governed by mutual respect, in an environment that balances individuality with the community. A commitment to “self-discovery” and “service to others” defines the school in our pursuit of excellence.