New Hope Academy
Helping families with challenging kids create a more peaceful home life.
Who we are...
New Hope Academy is a private school set up specifically to meet the needs of kids that struggle with mental health issues. We are a safe haven for both kids and families to get the help that they need, without judgement and with experience we have learned over our 14 years as a program.
Who we serve...
Children between the ages of 5 -12 who struggle with: Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Fetal Alchohol Syndrome, Autism, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. Also, any kids with complicated behaviors that have no diagnosis.
What makes us unique...
With backgrounds in both Special Education and experience living with a child that struggles with complex behavior issues, we are able to see the struggle from both sides. Although we are a school, our program focuses on the entire family. Families can either learn and apply parts of our program from the daily emails of their child to their home life or they can reach out to us for help as well.
We focus on teaching boundaries, self-regulation, relational and basic school skills like: following instructions, asking for help appropriately, problem solving, handling correction and completing tasks independently even when it's a little outside of their window of tolerance.
Resources we love:
- Bruce Perry - What Happened to You
- Bessel van der Kolk - The Body Keeps Score
- Elizabeth A. Stanley - Widen the Window
- Nadine Burke Harris - The Deepest Well
- Kim John Payne - Simplicity Parenting
"New Hope has given us so much peace of mind over the last 7 years. Knowing our daughter is safe, happy and being challenged at her level and in ways that help her develop the skills she needs to be successful. New Hope has been an incredible blessing for our family. The way they meet each child where they are and make adjustments to their day and school learning plan is like nothing anyone else is doing. They understand the brain in ways that have taught us how to better parent our daughter. We adore Kasey and LauraLee and their staff. It's obvious they love the kids. It's obvious they are doing their life's work and we are lucky enough to benefit from it”.
"New Hope gave us tools to use to meet our needs! New Hope meets my child where she is at, hour by hour, minute by minute, because the needs change quickly. It gave us a community that I don't have to defend myself. And I know I can always reach out!”
"New Hope has given me the confidence to parent my children. I felt completely inadequate for what I was dealt. With the help of New Hope, I have grown alongside my kids. I know how to help regulate my kids and regulate myself. I've set boundaries for my kids and for myself. I've learned to help my children move past their mistakes and I'm giving myself grace for mine. We are not the same family anymore and I couldn't be more grateful”.