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Admission Requirements

Forest Heights Lodge (the Lodge) serves boys between six and fourteen years of age (at admission) with behavioral and emotional dysregulation issues. Admissions are based upon availability and appropriateness for treatment in our program. Our rolling admission process enables admissions to be arranged any time throughout the calendar year.


The Lodge looks at the whole student, including diagnosis, interventions and life events. Every student and family has both strengths and challenges. As part of the admissions assessment, we serve students whose challenges may include the following diagnoses or issues:

  • Bipolar
  • Mood Dysregulation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Clinical Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Social Challenges
  • Learning Differences
  • School refusal
  • Attachment/Adoption issues  


The Lodge is a small facility; all our students live together in our main residence. Because of this, we cannot admit students with the following issues:

  • Conduct Disorder
  • Extreme violent aggression
  • Extensive substance abuse history
  • Fire setting
  • Sexual acting out
  • Acute psychosis
  • IQ below 80
  • Physical or medical needs requiring 24 hour nursing care or support



Youth Treatment Counselors are available 24/7 including during the school day to provide students with emotional support.