Student Criteria

Students served at the Whitney Academy meet the following criteria:

  • Male

  • Ten to twenty-two years of age

  • High moderate to low average range of intelligence (IQ approx. 50-80)

  • Emotional disturbance/mental illness

  • Sexual behavior problems ranging from trauma reactive to sexually abusive


Presenting problems may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexualized Behavior Problems

  • Aggressive Behaviors

  • Post Trauma Symptoms of Abuse

  • Mild Gross Motor Deficits

  • Mood Disorders

  • Language Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Thought Disorders

  • Attention Deficits

  • Hyperactivity

  • Fine Motor Deficits

  • Auditory Processing Deficits

Admission Information

About Us
  • Founded by and under the direction of George and Sheila Harmon since 1986, the Whitney Academy is a unique, year-round residential treatment center.
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