WinGate Wilderness Therapy is located in Kanab, UT, and currently does not have a facility located in Colorado. Students from Colorado, who wish to enroll in our program, will be required to travel and temporarily relocate to Utah.

Programs for troubled teens Colorado

Programs for Troubled Teens from Colorado

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is one of the nation's top-notch programs for troubled teens from Colorado, giving them treatment and recovery with long-term results. By incorporating the philosophy of the Arbinger Institute, WinGate embraces a unique approach wherein every teenage wilderness participant of ours is treated with respect and empathy and focus is placed not so much on their past mistakes, but upon moving past them and on living a healthy, prosperous life.

While numerous "get tough" programs are often suggested for emotionally challenged teenage boys and girls in Colorado, such as military style boot camp or "scared straight" programs, leading research has shown that these programs actually serve to increase recidivism rates and boost the odds of offending by 60%-70%. However, different results can be found through WinGate Wilderness Therapy.

Although WinGate may be located outside of Colorado, enrollment is open to at-risk adolescent boys or girls from across the country, allowing them to take advantage of real and lasting healing and to enter adulthood confident and ready for what life throws at them.

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WinGate Wilderness Therapy helps emerging adults from Colorado, ages 18-28, through their young adult program, Expanse Wilderness. For more information, please visit the Expanse Wilderness therapy for adults website, or call them at (800) 685-3059.

Troubled Teen Programs That Work

Troubled teens in Colorado have a high chance of their behavior escalating and of finding themselves caught up in the legal justice system, which is taking a less favorable look at teenage boys and girls and frequently trying them as adults. Preventative measures are always the best route, and at WinGate, your child will find themselves in a situation where, supported by their peers and the licensed professional staff, they will address their problems and behaviors and truly want to work through them.

Programs for troubled teens Colorado

With 1.2 million adolescent boys or girls ending up in the juvenile courts system every year, struggling teens from Colorado face tough odds. Society, in general, is becoming more frustrated with this growing problem and, as a result, is favoring harsher punishments. Roughly 160,000 at-risk teenage boys and girls are referred to residential treatment facilities every year. This includes such facilities as detention centers, group homes, inpatient treatment centers, and correctional institutions.

However, research shows that these facilities, along with punishment based treatment programs, only serve to exasperate the problem, leading to depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, and increased rates of recidivism in emotionally challenged adolescent boys or girls. But there is hope.

Our supportive environment that encourages self-directed healing in struggling teens is what brings about lasting change and reduces recidivism rates. Knowledgeable intake counselors are available to answer any questions about WinGate Wilderness Therapy, how their wilderness therapy program differs from other long-term residential treatment centers for our adolescent wilderness clients, and the scientific evidence that shows the higher success rate with therapeutic outdoor rehab programs. Call (800) 560-1599 today!

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs For Teens

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Where this same research is showing the types of programs and treatment for healing that do not work for at-risk teenage boys and girls in Colorado, this research is also showing what does work. Programs founded upon empathy, that embrace adolescent boys or girls and are sympathetic to the very real pain that lays at the heart of their problems, be it drug addiction or sex addiction (pornography), defiance, academic failure, or family conflict. This helps to create a sense of security that allows teens to feel safe enough to explore their problems, to look for the cause of them, and to choose to work toward recovery. As a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, WinGate Wilderness Therapy is dedicated to the improvement of our nation's youth, and to giving the highest quality of recovery and treatment care for emotionally challenged teenage boys and girls from Colorado.

By treating our teenage wilderness participants with dignity and respect in a distraction-free environment, adolescent wilderness clients are encouraged to address their problems at their pace. Qualified counselors are available at all times to provide direction, constructive praise, and to direct their commitment to healing.

Wilderness rehab centers for Troubled Teens

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a superior wilderness rehab center, who offers a unique approach to treatment and recovery for struggling adolescent boys or girls from Colorado where focus is placed upon the future of the teenage client rather than on their mistakes. This helps to reinforce in the mind of a at-risk teenager that they do indeed have a future and that one mistake does not ruin their life.

Too often, teens believe that once they find themselves entrenched in their problems there is no escape. They lose hope and faith in themselves, and that sense of hopelessness and despair is only strengthened by punishment based treatment that focuses on their mistakes.

Camps for Troubled Teens from Colorado

Wilderness programs for teens Colorado

There is an inherent healing quality of being in the wilderness, with natural consequences being taught through every choice and action but in a manner that is empowering, rather than disheartening. Without the distraction of computers, tv, friends who often encourage the perpetuation of problems, cellphones, and video games, emotionally challenged teenage boys and girls from Colorado are able to think clearly and honestly about what they're experiencing and why they are behaving the way they do.

The result is strengthened confidence and belief in their abilities, the creation of hope, and the knowledge that they can have a happy and successful life despite what they have been going through. Yet, at the same time, the wilderness has a humbling effect on our teenage wilderness participants, which encourages them to see their problems objectively and to see how their actions effect and hurt the people closest to them. This objectivity helps struggling adolescent boys or girls to see themselves as a part of the greater world and to see their place in the world, too.

Throughout the WinGate Wilderness Therapy program, the adolescent wilderness clients have access to trained and licensed therapists in an environment that directs their healing, and encourages them to actively participate in their treatment. Admissions specialists are available to further explain the benefits and advantages this therapeutic outdoor rehab program provides at-risk teens from Colorado, and to coach parents through the admission process for their son or daughter. Call (800) 560-1599 to get started.

Colorado State Parent Resources:

Mental Health America of Colorado (MHAC) - The MHAC goal is a healthy Colorado, liberated from the discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness. With MHAC, every person has full access to high-quality services for all mental health and substance use disorders. MHAC promotes mental health to the residents of Colorado through cooperation with strategic partners. Their goal is to expand access to services and transform methods of healthcare.

Colorado Department of Human Services (Office of Behavioral Health) - OBH supports, funds, and monitors various substance abuse and mental health community providers and programs. They are not only responsible for policy development and coordination, but also program evaluation and monitoring for the public behavioral health system. OBH is the authority for Colorado State's behavioral health. Their community programs assure quality and competent behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment services through setting and monitoring standards of care.

Mistakes Parents Make When Seeking Treatment for Their Teen from Colorado

Many parents from Colorado love their teen(s) so much that they want them to be close to home for the duration of their treatment program or boarding school stay.  But to be effective a treatment program needs to be able to apply consistent methods and in a setting where the teen is not surrounded by familiar places and more importantly friends, influencers and family members. Teens can then more easily focus on the work they are doing in the program or school.

As mentioned previously, there are many mistakes that can be made when selecting a program or school for your teen. Often parents choose the least expensive program because that is all they can afford. But unless you and your teen are extremely lucky the least cost program is more often the least effective program or school as well. Then you end up not getting results and you have lost a lot of money and time in the process. Call Wingate and get a professional opinion on your teen's program needs: (800) 560-1599.

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