Programs for Troubled Teens from Iowa
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is one of the nation's leading programs for troubled teens from Iowa, providing 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 client 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 at-risk teens in Iowa, 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 Iowa, enrollment is open to struggling teenagers from across the country, allowing them to take advantage of real and lasting transformation and to enter adulthood confident and ready for what life throws at them.
Troubled Teen Programs That Work
Troubled adolescents in Iowa 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 teens 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.
With 1.2 million teenagers ending up in the juvenile courts system every year, troubled adolescents from Iowa 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 struggling teens are referred to residential treatment facilities every year. This includes such facilities as detention centers, group homes, residential 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 at-risk teenagers. But there is hope.
Our supportive environment that encourages self-directed transformation in troubled adolescents is what brings about lasting change and reduces recidivism rates. Knowledgeable admissions counselors are available to answer any questions about WinGate Wilderness Therapy, how their accredited wilderness treatment center differs from other inpatient rehabilitation centers for our adolescent wilderness students, and the scientific evidence that shows the higher success rate with outdoor wilderness programs. Call (800) 560-1599 today!
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs For Teens
Where this same research is showing the types of programs and treatment for transformation that do not work for struggling teens in Iowa, this research is also showing what does work. Programs founded upon empathy, that embrace teenagers and are sympathetic to the very real pain that lays at the heart of their problems, be it substance abuse (including marijuana) or alcohol abuse, under-achievement, behavioral issues, or general anxiety. This helps to create a sense of security that allows adolescents 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 providing the highest quality of recovery and treatment care for at-risk teens from Iowa.
By treating our teenage wilderness clients with dignity and respect in a distraction-free environment, adolescent wilderness students are encouraged to address their problems at their pace. Qualified clinicians are available at all times to offer guidance, constructive praise, and to guide their commitment to transformation.
Wilderness therapy programs for Troubled Teens
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a premier wilderness therapy program, who gives a unique approach to treatment and recovery for troubled teenagers from Iowa where focus is placed upon the future of the teenage student rather than on their mistakes. This helps to reinforce in the mind of a struggling teen that they do indeed have a future and that one mistake does not ruin their life.
Too often, adolescents 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 Iowa
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, at-risk teens from Iowa 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 clients, 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 troubled teenagers 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 students have access to trained and licensed practitioners in an environment that guides their transformation, and encourages them to actively participate in their treatment. Intake counselors are available to further explain the benefits and advantages this outdoor wilderness program offers struggling adolescents from Iowa, and to coach parents through the admission process for their son or daughter. Call (800) 560-1599 to get started.