About the Academy

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  • Milwaukee Academy
  • Milwaukee Academy

The Milwaukee Academy opened in 2000 as a Residential Treatment Facility. The facility opened as a gender specific residential program to meet the growing needs of adolescent girls in Southeastern Wisconsin. The facility is located on the grounds of the Milwaukee County mental health complex.

The Milwaukee Academy provides a comprehensive program that integrates clinical services, a structured therapeutic environment, education and medical care. Treatment Services include:

    • Individual Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Structured Behavioral Program
    • Collaborative Problem Solving
    • Life Space Crisis Intervention
    • Individualized Education Program
    • Medical and Health Care
    • Psychiatric Services
    • Clinical and Neuropsychological Assessments
Therapy Focus Includes
  • Choices and Changes (to address safe decision making)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Neglect/Abuse (Trauma Recovery)
  • Gender Identity
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Problem Resolution
  • Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Life Space Crisis Intervention

Program Success:

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of placing agencies report feeling that Milwaukee Academy accommodated for the specific, individual treatment and length of stay needs for the child. Ninety-four percent (94%) of placing agencies indicate that they would place another child at Milwaukee Academy.

Success Rate:

On average, over 75% of the children and adolescents who were treated at Clinicare Facilities met the expectations of their treatment plan and were clinically discharged. A clinical discharge is defined as a discharge whereupon a resident meets the expectations defined in their Individual Treatment Plan (ITP), and is able to return to a less restrictive setting. A non-clinical discharge is defined as a discharge in which the resident fails to meet the expectations of their Individual Treatment Plan (ITP), is discharged to a more restrictive setting or another residential treatment facility, or is discharged by court order or 3rd party payer prior to completion of treatment.