Lakeside Academy

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Lakeside Academy is a Sequel Youth and Family Services program operating on the campus of Lakeside for Children. Lakeside Academy focuses on the confrontation and redirection of negative behavior while recognizing desired, positive behavior. Throughout a studentís stay, they are challenged to analyze failures and experience success in nearly every area of life.

The Lakeside program places an emphasis on the responsibilities and choices each
individual student makes and helps them to recognize that all choices have results of some sort, whether they are positive or negative. Through this process, the Lakeside program helps the student focus, first, on their present behaviors, then on the underlying motivation or precursors to such behaviors. Although a youth may have had difficult times in the past, which we need to acknowledge and help them work through, our Academy staff does not allow students to use those past experiences as excuses to behave negatively. Although Lakeside Academy utilizes a variety of treatment approaches to help students address their issues, the backbone of treatment is making students aware of their behaviors and helping them to abandon the unacceptable behaviors and develop more appropriate