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

Programs for troubled teens Nebraska

Programs for Troubled Teens from Nebraska

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is one of the nation's leading programs for troubled teens from Nebraska, 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 Nebraska, 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 Nebraska, 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.

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WinGate Wilderness Therapy helps emerging adults from Nebraska, 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 adolescents in Nebraska 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.

Programs for troubled teens Nebraska

With 1.2 million teenagers ending up in the juvenile courts system every year, troubled adolescents from Nebraska 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

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Where this same research is showing the types of programs and treatment for transformation that do not work for struggling teens in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska.

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 Nebraska 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.

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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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska, and to coach parents through the admission process for their son or daughter. Call (800) 560-1599 to get started.

Nebraska State Parent Resources:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services: Division of Behavioral Health - With nearly 1,000 employees, The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) includes a primary office in Lincoln and two other Regional Centers in Norfolk and Hastings. DBH has an enhanced focus on behavioral health consumer involvement in service development, planning, and delivery. The DBH provides funding, oversight and technical support to the other local regions of Behavioral Health. The regions contract with district programs to accommodate outpatient, inpatient, and emergency services for substance abuse and mental health issues.

Wilderness Therapy for Nebraska Troubled Teens

Here at WinGate Wilderness Therapy, we understand the common issues that teenage children face every day. And we will help teen's deal with their social-related problems in a healthy and productive way. Our powerful alliance-based treatment approach relies on connection, trust, and respect to inspire internally motivated change the kind that lasts a lifetime. We are familiar with the common problems faced in the Nebraska area. 

Call (800) 560-1599 to get more information about our enrollment and fees. We want to help your family today!

"Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do." Napoleon Hill

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