About Our Residential Treatment for Girls
Mingus Mountain Academy offers a 6-12 month, highly structured residential treatment program for female youth. Mingus utilizes a normative culture model designed to reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of negative behaviors and to increase the strength of positive, alternative behaviors. The major treatment goal is to assist the student in internalizing permanent change. Increased self-discipline is introduced through normative culture applications.
Students share ownership in their programs by creating positive behavior norms that are meaningful, attainable, and allow them to hold themselves and their peers accountable. Students progress from orientation with campus activities only, to off-campus activities; unsupervised visits, including home visits; and finally, through increased trust, to transitional living in one of three therapeutic group homes.