Why Liahona Academy?Liahona Academy has a successful track record of helping troubled teen boys go from problematic to promising that spans 20 years. We know what it takes to treat all kinds of behavioral, emotional and mental health issues in adolescents. Our qualified, caring staff is only part of the reason why we're so successful at providing the therapeutic, academic and recreational support that troubled teen boys in California need.
Benefits of Our All Boys Boarding School for Troubled Boys in CaliforniaThere are several benefits that come from sending troubled teen boys in California to an all boys boarding school in Utah. Liahona Academy takes in boys from all over the country and provides a safe, secure environment for them to experience change. Here are 5 of the components that benefit troubled teen boys who attend Liahona Academy:
- Academic excellence: Licensed and certified teachers make sure that teens not only catch up to their grade level, but stay there. We also try to instill a lifelong love of learning so the boys can continue to improve their minds.
- Regular therapy: Licensed and certified therapists hold individual and group sessions with troubled teen boys to get to the root of their behavioral issues, From ADD and depression to substance abuse and oppositional defiant disorder, we are able to help boys with all kinds of challenges.
- Recreational therapy: Troubled teen boys can participate in recreational therapy and gain the confidence and self esteem they need to overcome any challenge Plus, recreation like hiking, biking, rock climbing, boating and more introduces them to new hobbies and alternatives behaviors that are positive and really fun.
- Independent life skills: Teen boys are just a few short years away from being on their own as adults, so it's important for them to learn life skills to help them go from being dependent to independent. Cooking, money management, chores and more are all part of life at the boarding school.
- Effective transitional plan: Boarding school is not a permanent thing for troubled teen boys. Eventually they will need to transition out into the world, either back with family members or on their own as adults. Here, each boy has the chance to develop a number of skills to help him transition to the adult world.
Common Problems Faced by Teens Who Need All Boys Boarding Schools in CaliforniaThere are a number of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues that can cause teenage boys to engage in troublesome and even violent behavior. Often, the bad behavior is the result of undiagnosed or poorly managed conditions like ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder and more. Remember that however badly your teenage son is acting, you are not alone and Liahona Academy can help. Here are just a few of the struggles that many California teens face:
- Substance abuse: Approximately 30% of teens in California report regularly drinking alcohol while 13% admit to binge drinking. 38% of California teenagers have used marijuana at least once and 17% say they regularly use electronic vaping products. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2017 report)
- Suicide: California's national suicide ranking is 45 th in the nation and teen suicide is 7.9 per 100,000 people. (Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, 2013-2015 report.)
- Depression: 13% of California teens report persistent depressive feelings with 9% attempting suicide one or more times. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2017 report)
- ADHD: Approximately 5.9% of California children are diagnosed each year. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011 Study).
- Arrest Rates: California arrest rates for juveniles include 94 arrests for aggravated assault, 73 arrests for robbery, 264 arrests for larceny, 93 arrests for drug abuse and 76 arrests for weapons violations. (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2017 report).
- Teen pregnancy: As of 2016, there were 15.7 births per 1,000 women between 15-19. (California Department of Health, 2016)
- Graduation rate: 83% high school graduation rate for California. (U.S. Department of Education, Graduation Rates 2018)