Many studies have been done that show the importance of affection on children and their proper development into adulthood. Harry Harlow, an American psychologist, conducted studies on infant rhesus monkeys. In his research, he took the monkeys from their mothers and placed them in isolation or with either a wire and straw replacement with milk…
At Red River Youth Academy we believe in hope, second chances, and new beginnings. We focus on teaching our clients functional life skills and the ability to perceive and process information effectively, enabling them to make healthier life decisions. The youth of today are tomorrow’s future and society needs to be proactive in building a strong foundation for success. We at Red River Youth Academy are continuously improving our facility, our program, and ourselves so that we can give our clients every opportunity and the tools they need to succeed.
Our staff consists of licensed professionals from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, dietary services, and special education. Our staff is trained in every aspect of the program and exemplifies the best in each profession.
When adults see children and adolescents, they think they are so full of life and have such bright futures. Looks can be deceiving. Young people are sometimes hiding fears, insecurities, and feelings of hopelessness from which they think they cannot escape. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in those age 10 and 24,…
Happy Red River Week! During the week of July 1-7, the staff at Red River Youth Academy are celebrating our third anniversary, and we have some fun activities planned. We’ve experienced some positive changes over the past three years under the Meridian Behavioral Health Systems umbrella, including a complete remodel, refocusing our program on trauma-informed…
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“Thank you for everything you did for my son!” Parent
“Our therapist was very helpful and one of the best therapists we have encountered.” Parent
“My son’s therapist was great with helping him sort out his issues and helping him to understand the things he did was wrong. He was also very helpful for giving him other tools to deal with his anger.” Parent
“I don’t know how we would have got to where we are now without the therapy staff. They were a true blessing in helping me and my son.” Parent
“My therapist was wonderful!” Young Woman