FAQs

Q – HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SON IS STRUGGLING WITH SOMETHING OTHER THAN SUBSTANCE ABUSE?

A – Mental/emotional issues, such as anger, anxiety, or depression, can show up in many different forms and outlets.  Our team will work alongside you to determine your son’s needs based on an individual assessment and then create an appropriate treatment plan for him.

It is common for students who enter our program to exhibit issues and behaviors such as:

  • Rebellion/Anger/Defiance
  • Depression/Loss of Interest
  • Deceitfulness/Cheating/Theft
  • Manipulation
  • Promiscuity
  • Risky and dangerous behavior
  • Abuse of drugs, huffing, alcohol abuse
  • Hatred of parents or anyone in authority
  • Expulsion from school for failing grades
  • Hatred of religion and turning away from God

Q – HOW DO YOU HANDLE DISCIPLINE?

A – Positive behavioral support: We use a behavioral grading system that emphasizes making positive choices; students are rewarded for complying with accepted behaviors and for demonstrating good character.

With regard to school work, if classwork has not been attempted or is not completed within the designated timeframe, then the student may receive consequences including evening detention or not being able to participate in evening activities.

Q – IS FAMILY COUNSELING OFFERED?

A – Traditional family counseling is not offered at Lakeside Academy. However, we provide regular scheduled updates from your son’s counselor and academic supervisor, and bi-monthly parent weekends to allow families time to meet individually with their son’s counselors. During parent weekends we also provide family education through group discussions, role playing, networking with other parents, and offer access to a range of resources.