Why Wilderness Therapy is a Better Alternative to Traditional Therapeutic Boarding Schools in California
While it is true that teens who are placed in therapeutic boarding schools are given a balanced curriculum of therapeutic and academic assistance, the most reputable facilities are also quite often rather costly. Therapeutic boarding schools such as these are expensive due to the fact that they typically require students to live on campus from anywhere between 9 and 18 months. With most quality driven therapeutic boarding schools' expensive cost and mandatory extensive durations with which they require their students to remain on campus, it makes you wonder how these facilities are so popularly used by any parent besides those considered to be wealthy by today's increasingly divided economic standards.
Luckily for middle to upper-middle-class families from California, who can't boast luxury to have quite of made it to the upper echelon of today's highest income tax bracket, WinGate is a much more cost-effective treatment option that also provides troubled teens with similar academic services one would expect to find at a therapeutic boarding school. What's more, after learning about how wilderness therapy works, parents who come to us are happily surprised to learn that wilderness programs like WinGate, are also all around more effective - in addition to being more cost effective and significantly shorter in duration than that of their more traditional, contemporary, indoor facility counterparts. (Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?)
For more information regarding wilderness therapy, please call our child placement experts today at (800) 560-1599.
Wilderness Therapy Isn't Just Another Institutionalized Stone and Brick Facility (it's actually much more exciting)
It almost goes without saying, if there is one defining characteristic that separates wilderness therapy from more traditional treatment options like that of a therapeutic boarding school, its the environmental factors in which the therapy takes place. In other words, the wilderness, itself, is a therapeutic tool that is more powerful than any live-in residential facility is able to provide. Far removed from the countless distractions of the ever-changing technocracy with which we have become accustomed to living, the great outdoors provide teens with a sense of freedom, adventure, and ultimately, overwhelming confidence for having braved its arduous terrain and having conquered its most audacious obstacles. While the notion of living in the wilderness is almost certainly intimidating, at least initially, we have found that teens with miles of open and unimaginably beautiful scenery surrounding them from every direction are more primed and able to receive therapy than those enclosed within the walls of a building for nearly 24 hours a day.
Therapeutic Boarding Schools for troubled teens living inCalifornia that serve both boys and girls are a popular treatment option among parents whose troubled teen is currently spiraling out of control.
If you are a parent of a boy or girl living in California who is in need of immediate therapeutic intervention, please consider the services of WinGate Wilderness Therapy. For immediate assistance, contact (800) 560-1599 and speak with our Admissions Director. We are here to guide you through the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have for us.
And why wouldn't such a facility be so popular? After all, therapeutic boarding schools for troubled boys and girls assist teenage students struggling with motivational and self-defeating issues, the exact issues that have parents most worried and concerned.
As it turns out, and to further continue this treatment's ever-rising trend, therapeutic boarding schools are also among the most popular choices among parents from California who are searching for therapeutic interventions that will save and restore the life of their child.
Catering to the non-traditional teenager, therapeutic boarding schools offer social, emotional, physical, and spiritual guidance, in addition to educational enrichment for troubled teens.
While scholastics play a significant role in their curriculums, boarding schools are designed for teens with a history of underperformance, both personal and academic, whose negative behavior is compounded by issues, including poor self-esteem and a negative self-concept.
What Kind of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues do Therapeutic Boarding Schools Treat?
As with most residential treatment options, reputable therapeutic boarding schools are all quite similar when it comes to the how treat various troubled teenage behavioral, emotional, and psychological issues. Below is a list of the most common issues therapeutic boarding schools are qualified to treat.
- Substance Abuse/Addiction
- Personality Disorders
- Self –Esteem
- Oppositional Defiance
- Failure to Launch
- School Problems
- Identity issues
- Sexuality issues
- Learning Differences
- Poor Social Skills
- Relationship issues
- Grief and loss
- Family problems
- Mild Eating Disorders
- Process Addictions
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Typical Family of Troubled Teens
- Caring and Dedicated
- Hurting - Confused - Feeling Lost
- Tried Everything - Frustrated
- Scared - Anxious - Worried
- Numb - Dumbfounded
- Losing Hope
- Refuse to give up
If you are a parent currently Seeking Treatment for Your Out of Control Teenage Son or Daughter, Please do NOT Hesitate to Contact our Admissions Counselor who is familiar with therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens. We can help you in determining which program is most appropriate for your teen and your family. You may also want to contact an admissions counselor at WinGate Wilderness Therapy to discuss your situation and family needs. Our Admissions Director will be happy to inform you how the staff here at WinGate can assist your teen in rehabilitation. Call us now at (800) 560-1599.
California State Resources for Parents:
California Healthline - California Healthline is committed to the important issues influencing health care policy, delivery, and financing. As a free, daily digest of health care news, policy and opinion, California Healthline was designed to meet the information demands of active health care specialists and decision makers.
National Alliance of Mental Illness California (NAMI California) - As a grassroots coalition of individuals and families whose lives have been touched by mental illness, NAMI California advocates for a life of both quality and respect, without discrimination or stigma. For all their constituents, NAMI California provides leadership in advocacy, policy development, legislation, education and support throughout the state of California.
Violence and Teens in America Today
The growing epidemic of troubled teenage violence goes way past just the big cities of America and infiltrates virtually every single community without regard for wealth status (the rich and the poor). Just 30 years ago the rate of 14 to 19 year old arrests went was 5 per 1000 and today is up to 125 per 1000 teens get arrested in that age range.
Because of the intense and prolific amount of violence in our communities and city streets throught the country, teens are left without guidance and encouragement. This becomes an outlet for crime and especially violent behavior. One common thread that is prevalent among violent teens is the lack of a father or father/male role model. The absence of a father figure has consequences that are felt throughout the community and the nation. As parents and guardians of our young men and women we must be aware of this issue and recognize that unless we act now, it will only get worse.
We see these alarming numbers at Wingate Wilderness Therapy and we know that we can help many of these teens that are struggling in todays violent environment. For immediate reasons how we can help, please call (800) 560-1599.