girls unit graphic for FBRed 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 a great need in our state and decided to add treatment services for adolescent girls after receiving a growing number of calls from parents looking for help,” said Amy Steely, Red River Youth Academy CEO. Statistics from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services show an increasing number of adolescent girls received mental health services over each of the past six years.

Located in Norman, Red River Youth Academy treats youth from across Oklahoma and surrounding states. Its treatment program includes individual, group, and family therapy; recreational activities; on-site school; and medication management.

The new adolescent female unit is housed in a separate building from the facility’s adolescent male unit. Staff includes licensed professionals from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, dietary services, and special education. All staff are trained in trauma-informed and trauma-responsive care.

Red River Youth Academy is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The facility accepts SoonerCare, private pay, and most insurance.

For more information, call 405-701-8530 or visit