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Leaf River Academy


Leaf River Academy is a setting IV therapeutic program through Freshwater Education District with Stellher Human Services providing mental health services for students with Other Health Disabilities (OHD) and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD). It is a full day, structured, therapeutic and academic program, which provides services for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Developing appropriate social and academic skills is a program priority. Students participate in social skills groups along with core academic areas. Leaf River Academy can serve up to 24 students grades K-8.

Therapeutic Program: The mental health component of the program utilizes individual therapy and social skills groups. The mental health staff works cooperatively with other team members, social services, and appropriate agencies to meet the social and emotional needs of the students. A treatment plan is designed for each student based on the student’s individual needs. The general philosophical approach to groups is one which recognizes that each student is capable of making positive choices that will enhance their lives. The life skills group is often closely related to the issues discussed in individual therapy/skills. Therapy/skills provide the child the opportunity to understand the underlying issues which drive their behaviors.

Local County Social Services agencies support and encourage the academic and therapeutic components provided by Leaf River Academy.