Residential Placement Requirements

The following list serves as a guideline for our requirements of children and their families. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Admissions Team at 770.967.8500 or email us at


  • Applicants for the residential program should be ages 8-15 at admission.
  • The average age of applicants is 11-14.
  • Applicants should have a minimum IQ of 75.
  • Applicants may present mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral problems.
  • Applicants should not have a history of sexual offending behavior or sexual perpetration.
  • Applicants should not have active suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation, or behavior (If there is a recent history of suicidal or homicidal threats, ideation, or behavior, Eagle Ranch requires a 3 to 6 month period of stabilization and may require a review of psychiatric and hospital records to determine the eligibility of placement).
  • The average length of stay is 24 months.


  • The child and the child’s legal guardian must reside in the state of Georgia within 80 miles of the Eagle Ranch campus.
  • Participation of the family is essential when working towards family reunification.
  • Family involvement includes:
    • Regularly participating in parent group meetings and family therapy sessions
    • Following the Eagle Ranch program schedule for picking up and dropping off times
    • Providing a home for the child every other weekend, holidays, school breaks, and other times when the child is home from the Ranch
    • Regularly communicate with Eagle Ranch about what is happening during home visits

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