About Our Residential Treatment for Girls
Mingus Mountain Academy offers a residential treatment program for female youth. Mingus utilizes relational engagement, 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.
Students share ownership in their programs by creating positive behavior norms that are meaningful and attainable. 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 our four therapeutic group homes.