State budget crisis puts Oklahoma’s psychiatric residential treatment facilities for children in danger of closing

The futures of children struggling with behavioral health conditions are in the hands of Oklahoma legislators; bipartisan support for passage of the cigarette tax is needed  Do we want children in our state to struggle with behavioral health conditions that cause continuing problems in the home, at school, and in communities? Or do we want to…

Time to Rally to Save Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Oklahoma

On Oct. 18, Commissioner Terri White of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced that SoonerCare reimbursement for all psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) services and outpatient services will end on Dec. 1, 2017 if the legislature does not find funding to make up for the significant budget hole that was…

Behavioral Health Services for Boys Ages 8-11 Added at Red River Youth Academy

Red River Youth Academy is pleased to announce the Sept. 1 opening of its new boys’ unit, offering residential behavioral health treatment to boys ages 8-11. The facility focuses on treating youth with severe anger, aggression, and defiance, and continues to provide services for adolescent males and females, ages 12-17. “Expanding our program to 8- to…

New Adolescent Female Unit Added at Red River Youth Academy

Red River Youth Academy is pleased to announce the opening of its new adolescent female unit, offering residential behavioral health treatment to girls 12-17. The facility focuses on treating youth with severe anger, aggression, and defiance, and continues to provide services for adolescent males. Red River will begin admitting adolescent females on April 3. “We saw…

The results are in: a snapshot of parents’ satisfaction in their children’s care at Red River Youth Academy

Throughout 2016 we surveyed residents’ parents and guardians about the quality of care and service provided at our behavioral health treatment facility. Here is a snapshot of some of the key results and parents’ feedback. 94% of parents/guardians agreed that they were satisfied with the care given to their child. “We felt (our son) got…