Therapeutic Treatment for Troubled Teens | Our History
Sunset Bay Academy is built around licensed psychologists that were hired to implement the most important aspect of Sunset Bay Academy’s behavioral health model. The expertise of our licensed therapists have created the greatest impact on our families by providing a critical support system to both students and parents working to heal, strengthen and restore their families.
Sunset Bay Academy’s Program Director and Medical Director live on the premises and are accessible 24/7. Each team member was carefully selected for their credentials, professional history, and most important, for their passion in working with youth and families.
As an educational therapeutic boarding school, we follow a strict professional and ethical standards that set us apart from other international boarding schools. Given the climate of abuse that has plagued numerous therapeutic boarding schools in the United States, Sunset Bay Academy delineated the parameters of their best practices when it was founded in July 2008.
SBA applauds the efforts of organizations and websites spearheading the effort to identify schools that engage in unethical practices and dismiss their professional and ethical responsibility to the children and families they serve as they continue to operate with unconscionable regard to the emotional wounds they create. Some members of these organizations are young men and women who were former students deeply hurt by these schools. They have made it their mission to identify these disturbing abusive practices.
Sunset Bay Academy continues to actively solicit the feedback of professionals in the behavioral health field to strengthen all student and parent services. >We continue to create bi-national partnerships with academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations. We are a transparent therapeutic boarding school with numerous documented site visits by parents, California policymakers, community-based organizations, scholars, and professionals in the behavioral health field.