Therapeutic Programs of Liahona Academy | Troubled Boys

Liahona Academy provides outstanding therapeutic programs for troubled boys. Our goal is complete and immediate therapeutic intervention. You, as the parent, realizing that something must be done immediately to change your child's present course, your prompt decision becomes more and more crucial every day. Perhaps for you the decision has been made to seek "out-of-home" treatment. If this is the case, it would be an honor to share our program with you.

Liahona's therapeutic programs offer a safe and controlled environment that allows for complete restoration (emotional, behavioral, and academic). In many situations involving troubled boys, an intervention within a safe and controlled therapeutic environment is essential. Perhaps in your circumstance  any "traditional" therapeutic attempts you have made to intervene were undermined by the influences of outside sources (drug use, peers, etc).  If this is your case, we invite you to call and speak directly with our Admissions Counselor.  We are here to serve.

Academic Programs

Liahona Academy's accredited academics are based upon a "college-bound" curriculum, encouraging boys to further their education after their graduation or whenever they complete the program. Therapeutic Programs

Our curriculum is designed to allow the students to advance at their own pace, neither hindering their development nor allowing them to advance before they are ready.  This academic approach is very appealing to troubled boys, and often they begin to excel in ways you would have never dreamed.

At Liahona Academy each academic course is taught by certified teachers in very small class sizes. Every student is taught courses specific to their needs (required to receive the credits they need to earn a high school diploma).  Moreover, each student receives individual help by certified teachers.  This is essential to our academic successes.

Our academic program focuses on credit recovery and grade repair.  Most of our students, upon completion of the program, have caught up to their credit requirements and in some cases have gone beyond. Moreover, our students are able to make up classes and substantially improve their GPA. Liahona students respond very well to the structured support offered by our dedicated teachers.

Therapy Programs

Experiential therapy is an effective "team approach" that we utilize to accomplish our overall design to help students rebuild inner strengths, overcome emotional and behavioral problems, and develop good communication and problem solving skills.  Boys respond very well to "experiential" therapy, which is much different than traditional "talk therapy".  They also respond well to our team approach (team approach means that everyone works together, both staff, students and parents, integrating all elements of the program into one team effort. Everyone is responsible and participates).

Our students improve by "doing" therapeutic interventions (participating in the therapeutic endeavor), which requires a "hands-on" approach with active voluntary engagement.  Essentially, our students enjoy the therapeutic approach offered by Liahona and become willing participants in the restoration process.

Individual Therapy is provided to help the boys recognize greater insight into their behavior and give them an opportunity to establish a relationship of trust with their counselor. In this private setting, our students are able to discuss issues that may be too sensitive for them to reveal to others in a group setting.

Therapy is provided by a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) that deals specifically with adolescents specializing in issues such as attention disorders, behavioral and emotional issues, substance abuse issues, depression, and addictive behaviors.

Group Therapy includes leadership training groups, special interest groups, anger management, drug abuse treatment, educational lectures, victim awareness groups, and positive peer groups.

Recreation

All Liahona Academy students participate in many different recreational activities such as water skiing, swimming, bowling, basketball, football, skiing, hiking, softball, weightlifting, camping, movies, and many other activities according to their eligibility. Recreation is extremely essential to the student's overall morale and willingness to grow.  "All work and no play" does not work, especially with boys. We provide a keen balance between work and recreation, with recreation supporting the overall effectiveness of our total program.

The boys learn proper exercise and eating routines from our fitness instructors. Our success rate has shown that as they begin to see results in the way they look and feel, students will find positive alternatives to their negative behaviors. As they participate in activities, they begin to be more self-aware. This self-awareness leads the boys to develop better coping skills.

Typical Daily Schedule

The Daily schedule for Liahona Academy is as follows, although many activities, service projects, seminars, and workshops will be implemented according to the status and eligibility earned for each student.

Monday - Friday

7:00 - Wake up / Daily Goals / Clean Rooms
8:30 - Breakfast / Clean up
9:00 - Work Crew / Gym / Individual Therapy /
12:00 - Group session
1:00 - Lunch
1:30 - School
6:00 - Quiet time or outside Activity depending upon eligibility
7:00 - Dinner
7:30 - Clean up
8:00 - Daily Evaluations / Goal Setting
9:00 - Showers/ In Rooms/ Journal writing
10:00 - Lights Out / Quiet

Saturday

7:00 - Wake up / Daily Goals / Clean Rooms
8:30 - Breakfast / Clean up
9:00 - School Work / Homework / Reading
1:00 - Lunch
1:30 - Clean up
2:00 - Quiet time
4:00 - Outside Recreation / Physical Activity
7:30 - Dinner
8:00 - Daily Evaluations / Goal Setting
9:00 - Clean up/ Showers/ In Rooms
10:00 - Lights Out / Quiet

Sunday

7:00 - Wake up / Daily Goals / Clean Rooms
8:30 - Breakfast / Clean up
9:00 - School Work / Homework / Reading
1:00 - Lunch
1:30 - Clean up
2:00 - Write Letters Home
4:00 - Quiet Time / Games
7:00 - Dinner
7:30 - Clean up
8:00 - Daily Evaluations / Goals
9:00 - Showers / In Rooms
10:00 - Lights Out / Quiet

Additional Courses

Liahona Academy provides a well-structured program that also includes the following:

  • Daily Behavior Evaluations
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Daily Physical Fitness
  • Personal Development Courses

If your child struggles with addictive behaviors, don't let time go by. Letting time go by is letting the addiction and behavior get worse. Allow the structure of Liahona Academy to strengthen your child.