Omni Academies provides residential treatment to males and females ages 12 to 17 who have mental health needs requiring temporary care in a structured, therapeutic setting. Our goal is to treat, heal and release youth to less-restrictive community environments where they will most often continue mental health treatment within the Omni Family of Services either with their families of origin or an Omni Visions foster or adoptive family.
- Treatment focuses on the following:
- Comprehensive psychosocial assessment
- Medication assessment and management
- Caregiver involvement
- Trauma-informed and evidence-based therapy
- Residential milieu utilizing trauma-informed milieu therapy
- Targeted educational services, including credit recovery and independent living skills
- Physical health services including on-site nursing and a dedicated community-based primary care provider
Approach & Objectives
Omni Academies serves primarily youth in state custody, both those adjudicated “Dependent Neglect” and those adjudicated “Juvenile Justice”. Five of our Academies have a mixed population, while Varangon Academy services only youth with a juvenile justice status. Omni Academies provides youth with structure, counseling, therapy, behavioral intervention and other evidence-based, trauma-informed services to help them develop safe and effective coping strategies and increase their ability to lead productive lives. Though we spend a great deal of time with each child, we realize that treatment needs go beyond our walls.
We focus on families, working to make sure that youth in our care have stable, productive environments to which they can return. This means providing individualized educational programming and mental health services to youth and their families. It means supporting families or foster families while the child is in the program, and it means coordinating services and therapy to support gains made in the program once they return home.
• Establish physical and psychological safety for youth and families so they can begin the healing process
• Educate youth and families about the connection between adverse life experiences and current behaviors
• Establish new relationships of trust, nurture and affirmation so that youth positively change how they see themselves and others
• Increase pro-social behaviors and coping strategies; decrease unsafe, challenging behaviors
• Encourage and build on strengths, talents, and interests
• Develop age-appropriate functional living skills
• Improve academic achievement
• Provide intensive treatment, with a sense of urgency toward discharge
• Reintegrate into a community setting with the skills necessary to maintain progress
For more information: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Juanda Moore at 615-887-9926
“A traumatic experience impacts the entire person – the way we think, the way we learn,
the way we remember things, the way we feel about ourselves,
the way we feel about other people, and the way we make sense of the world…”
– Sandra Bloom, M.D.
Omni Academies employs the Sanctuary® Model as its unifying approach to treatment and recovery. This model is a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community. A recognition that trauma is pervasive in the experience of human beings forms the basis for the Sanctuary Model’s focus not only on the people who seek treatment, but equally on the people and systems who provide that treatment.
Most of the youth we serve have experienced a range of traumatic life events in their family, community, personal life, or other events. The Sanctuary Model identifies the experience of trauma along a wide continuum that includes both discrete events and ongoing, cumulative and perhaps intangible experiences like racism and poverty. Trauma theory suggests that many of the behavioral symptoms that we see in our youth and family members are a direct result of coping with adverse experiences. In order to intervene effectively, we must move from a position of blame to one of questioning; Sanctuary recommends changing the central question we ask about the youth and families we serve from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s happened to you?” as the first step in recognizing the influence of the past on current behaviors and functioning.
For referrals or questions, please email email@example.com. The following is a list of our office-based service locations.
Services vary based on location. For more information, please contact Lisa Faehl at 615-726-3603, ext. 8007, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.