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Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys Who are Struggling with Life and/or Their Education

Troubled boys, ages 11-17, come here from around the country to get help. We provide therapy and 24/7 care for boys with social, emotional, behavioral, or educational difficulties brought on by adoption, trauma, family discord, or disability.

Excellence in
Care Since 1922

This therapeutic boarding school located in rural Connecticut serves boys ages 11-17, from around the nation. We help boys who are experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral issues, or learning impediments and disorders like Attention Deficit and ADHD.  We are a nonprofit agency that has been serving children and families since 1922.  In 2009, we adopted Cornell University’s CARE Model.  Our therapeutic program’s partnership with Cornell University is designed to guarantee a level of excellence for the boys in our care.

 

Expert Counseling and Care

Master’s level therapists lead the children in intensive individual, group and family therapy.
Our Clinical team is skilled in treating adolescents with a variety of challenges. Including, but not limited to:

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Generalized Anxiety & Trauma (PTSD)

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Depression & Mood Disorders

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Learning Differences or Disabilities

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Conduct Disorders

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Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

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Social Anxiety Disorders

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Personality Disorders

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

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We Help Troubled Boys Succeed

We believe all children want to succeed. If they are not successful in the classroom or at home, we want to help. This is our approach to caring for children. Our therapeutic boarding school environment fosters positive change, growth and a pattern of successful experiences. We do “whatever it takes” to ensure our students’ success.

Middle and high school aged boys at Waterford are served by our Connecticut State Board of Education approved private school—The Levine Education Center. Parents and children can anticipate classroom sizes of 5-7 students, guided by Certified Special Education teachers and arranged strategically by learning style and ability.

 

Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy

We believe the great outdoors is not just educational, but it makes a great setting for healing and growth.

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Relationship Building

Relationship Building

Our staff make the most of their time with our students, building relationships and personal skills in the boys as they cook breakfast and dinner together, take care of their spaces, and enjoy leisure and adventure time.

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Athletic Fitness

Athletic Fitness

We offer a Fitness Challenge trail, hiking trails, basketball courts, a baseball field, state of the art gymnasium (with weight room), gardens and a plethora of outdoor and indoor activities for our students.

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Local Connections

Local Connections

Our location in Southern Connecticut provides many rich opportunities for activity, exploration and mind stimulating fun!

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Milieu Therapy

Milieu Therapy

Our students enjoy the animal-assisted therapeutic setting of our farm and wildlife rehabilitation center.  Animals assist our staff in providing a platform for learning how to care for the wildlife, pets, and our domestic farm animals.

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The CARE Model

The CARE Model

Waterford is an early adopter of Cornell University’s CARE model for therapy; a treatment approach which applies resources to treat underlying causes of behavioral health problems, rather than implement behavioral consequence.

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