Also known as teen wilderness camps, therapeutic residential camps, or troubled teen camps, teen boot camps are popular intervention methods for treating struggling boys and girls. These camps are specialized in providing therapeutic help to teenagers suffering from various emotional and psychological problems, including:
- Anger and defiance
- Anxiety and depression
- ADD and ADHD
- Delayed developmental disorder
- Lack of motivation and self-esteem
- Manic–depressive disorder
- Poor academic achievement
- Running Away
- Substance Abuse
- Trauma-related issues
- Weight disorder issues
There are many troubled teen intervention programs all over the United States, especially in California and Oregon. Here are the best two:
Some boot camp specialize in troubled teens and offers an intervention program designed for adolescents having difficulties in taking control of their lives.
For instance, one stage is a 6 month program where participants are helped in conquering their weaknesses and where they are taught to manage themselves better. After successful completion, the participants then proceed to the leadership stage, where for the next 6 months they will learn various life skills such as leadership, teamwork, trust and respect in others, etc. and in doing so, they will prepare themselves in reintegrating back into their own communities.
There are therapeutic boarding school and wilderness camp in peaceful settings in the mountains, away from distractions where troubled boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 can find healing and growth.
Highly specialized teen treatment progams for troubled teens and at-risk youth who are suffering from various emotional and psychological problems. Utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with known clinical methods in order to deal with teenage problems. There are frequent counseling and therapy sessions performed by licensed therapists and camp counselors.
To ensure that its participants aren’t left behind, these programs offer academics for high school and alternative college program through universities and distance education program. Look for school that are licensed to award a high school diploma and are fully accredited.