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

Programs for troubled teens Pennsylvania

Programs for Troubled Teens from Pennsylvania

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is one of the nation's superior programs for troubled teens from Pennsylvania, providing them treatment and recovery with long-term results. By incorporating the philosophy of the Arbinger Institute, WinGate embraces a unique approach wherein every teen 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 teen boys and girls in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania, enrollment is open to emotionally challenged teenage boys or girls from across the country, allowing them to take advantage of real and lasting recovery and to enter adulthood confident and ready for what life throws at them.

Troubled Teen Programs That Work

Troubled adolescent boys and girls in Pennsylvania 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 teen 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 Pennsylvania

With 1.2 million teenage boys or girls ending up in the juvenile courts system every year, troubled adolescent boys and girls from Pennsylvania 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 emotionally challenged teen boys and girls are referred to residential treatment facilities every year. This includes such facilities as detention centers, group homes, inpatient treatment programs, 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 teenage boys or girls. But there is hope.

Our supportive environment that encourages self-directed recovery in troubled adolescent boys and girls is what brings about lasting change and reduces recidivism rates. Knowledgeable family specialists are available to answer any questions about WinGate Wilderness Therapy, how their wilderness outdoor program differs from other long-term residential care programs for our teenage students, and the scientific evidence that shows the higher success rate with outdoor therapy camps. Call (800) 560-1599 today!

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs For Teens

Substance abuse treatment programs

Where this same research is showing the types of programs and treatment for recovery that do not work for emotionally challenged teen boys and girls in Pennsylvania, this research is also showing what does work. Programs founded upon empathy, that embrace teenage boys or girls and are sympathetic to the very real pain that lays at the heart of their problems, be it sex addiction (pornography) or drug abuse (prescription/otc), academic failure, anger problems, or ADD/ADHD (attention disorders). This helps to create a sense of security that allows adolescent boys and girls 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 teen boys and girls from Pennsylvania.

By treating our teen clients with dignity and respect in a distraction-free environment, teenage students are encouraged to address their problems at their pace. Qualified field therapists are available at all times to offer assistance, constructive praise, and to assist their commitment to recovery.

Wilderness treatment centers for Troubled Teens

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a top-notch wilderness treatment center, who delivers a unique approach to treatment and recovery for troubled teenage boys or girls from Pennsylvania where focus is placed upon the future of the adolescent wilderness student rather than on their mistakes. This helps to reinforce in the mind of a emotionally challenged teen that they do indeed have a future and that one mistake does not ruin their life.

Too often, adolescent boys and girls 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 Pennsylvania

Wilderness programs for teens Pennsylvania

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 teen boys and girls from Pennsylvania 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 teen 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 teenage 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 teenage students have access to trained and licensed counselors in an environment that assists their recovery, and encourages them to actively participate in their treatment. Admissions counselors are available to further explain the benefits and advantages this outdoor therapy camp offers emotionally challenged adolescent boys and girls from Pennsylvania, and to coach parents through the admission process for their son or daughter. Call (800) 560-1599 to get started.

Some children seem to begin life already knowing who they are and what they think.  For them a sense of self seems to be a given. But, your older kid might be going through the process of uncovering a personal identity that requires a more directed effort. Maybe he doesn’t know what he wants in life and he’s just been going along with the plans of others.

If your older child is drinking alcohol, chances are she will begin hanging out with others with similar interests. Has she suddenly turned away from her old friends? Is she hanging out with an older group or with those that you suspect are using drugs? Most kids go through mood swings, but you’ll need to look for extreme changes in behavior.

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