Opening in the first half 2017, Eagle Cove Academy is the newest member of the InnerChange family of programs. Situated on a resort-like campus, located just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Eagle Cove Academy serves adolescent males age 13 to 18 who may have challenges with:
Like all InnerChange programs, Eagle Cove Academy is rooted in the shared set of fundamental beliefs we call CORE. Standing for Connected, Outcomes, Relational and Experiential this is the heart of how our programs are developed and operated. It puts the mechanisms and standards of quality in place to ensure the highest level of care.
By combining decades of successful experience in the residential treatment of adolescents and young adults with exciting research and innovations of today, we have developed a clinical approach for young men tailored to their distinct learning styles, social needs and emotional challenges. We’re taking cues from leaders within our family of programs as well as renowned experts in the field to develop a unique approach that includes:
We’ve combined male learning strategies and body-mind connections from Sax, Gurian and Ratey. We know boys learn by doing. The location and accessibility to the surrounding Smokey Mountain area provides Eagle Cove Academy with a year-round experiential learning environment.
Utilizing concepts from Dweck and Duckworth that demonstrate a powerful connection between perseverance, passion, persistence and the development of a healthy mindset, we’re equipping young men with a winning “game plan”. Our program is designed to challenge and stretch young men through mastery level certifications in skills such as whitewater rafting, home repair, volunteering and mentoring of others to aid powerful transitions from treatment.
We recognize that the education and development of moral ethics is essential to building men of strong character and self-worth. Utilizing Kohlberg’s moral stages, we encourage self-motivation to help others, help the community and grow from these results. Success in the program will include authentic acts of kindness and caring.