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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 11-year-old boys offers more resources for families of boys with behavioral health conditions that require a higher level of treatment,” said Amy Steely, Red River Youth Academy CEO. Common behavioral health conditions treated at the facility include oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, disruptive mood disregulation disorder, reactive attachment disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depressive disorders, and other mood disorders.

Located in Norman, Okla., 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. 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