New Perspectives
New Perspectives

Mar 6, 2008, 11:35

We received word early in 2010 that this program closed.

Silex, Missouri
Brian Allred, CEO

Renovo Boy's Academy of Missouri is a residential treatment facility in a home-like setting for adolescent males, ages 13 to 18. Students present with a history of sexual issues or highly sexualized behavior, an IQ of 80 or above and the functional ability to participate a treatment program. For some, enrollment at Renovo may be an alternative to the justice system.

At Renovo, boys participate in individual, group and family therapy on a weekly basis. Each student receives an individualized therapy plan and meets with his therapist on specific treatment issues. In group therapy, the young men meet twice a week and focus on illegal and harmful sexual behavior through intense and innovative therapeutic techniques.

Life and social skills trainings are in place to help develop a sense of responsibility while gaining independent living skills. Areas covered in training include money management, cooking and food handling, personal hygiene and appearance, instruction on household chores, learning to deal with anger appropriately and learning to make healthy choices that maintain dignity and respect for themselves and others.

Brigham Young University's Independent Study High School Transcript Program allows the young men to continue their education by taking courses on-line. Certified teachers who specialize in core class subjects are available to provide tutoring during class time.

Indoor and outdoor recreational activities available include billiards, foosball, flag football, basketball, fishing and tennis. Off campus trips are also available, with trips to the movies, museums and the zoo, hiking and working on service projects.

[The information for this New Perspective came from the Renovo Boys Academy website.]

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