Earning A High School Degree While Attending A Residential Treatment Center

Many troubled teens struggle with academics and their parents worry that their teens will never receive a high school diploma. That is why many parents choose to send their troubled teens to a residential treatment center, so their teens cannot only receive help changing negative behaviors but also receive a high school diploma.

Choose An Accredited Program For Your Teen

While some people believe there is no difference between receiving a high school diploma and a G.E.D., this is not the case. There are several potential downsides to your teen receiving a G.E.D. rather than a high school diploma.

  • Employment - Some employers consider a G.E.D. as a mark that the holder was not dedicated enough to complete a high school diploma. This may cause G.E.D. holders to lose out on future job opportunities to those who do have high school diplomas.
  • Enlistment - The United States armed forces have limited enlistment spots for those who have a G.E.D. as it is considered a lower tier of education.
  • College - While all colleges approach G.E.D. holders differently, many students attempting to enroll in college after receiving a G.E.D. may have to take placement and assessment tests to prove they are ready for college. Also, some college scholarships require the recipient to have a high school diploma and not a G.E.D.

Some troubled teen programs are not required to offer an accredited educational program or they only offer academics which will ready teens to take the GED. Some states, such as Utah, require their residential treatment centers to have accredited educational programs. So, before you send your troubled teen to a residential treatment program, make sure they have an accredited educational program which can lead to a high school diploma.

Residential Treatment Offers Specialized Educational Help

The American public education system is very much a one-size-fits-all with minimal exceptions. Parents with children who have academic struggles often have to battle with school districts to gain extra aid for their children. Residential treatment centers offer specialized education help to troubled teens and work with parents to understand the teens' various educational needs. Some kinds of academic aid offered by residential treatment centers, like Liahona Academy, offer are:

  • State-licensed teachers - To ensure your troubled teen is receiving a top-quality education, accredited educational residential treatment centers will supply state-licensed teacher with small classrooms so your teen can receive personalized instruction.
  • Certified tutors - Along with the small classes, the best programs offer tutors so all students can receive the academic aid they need.
  • IEP and 504 Plan compliance - Accredited educational programs at residential treatment centers will fully comply with any IEP or 504 Plan that your teen has from their last school district.
  • Therapeutic plan - Unlike the public school system, your troubled teen's teachers will be aware of your teen's therapeutic needs. So, while the public school system makes few allowances for teens with mental health problems, residential treatment centers will make adjustments for issues such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, anger management, and more.

You don't have to give up your dreams of your teen graduating with a high school diploma when you choose to send them to a residential treatment center. At Liahona Academy, we take your teen son's education and therapeutic needs seriously. Contact us today and we will be happy to discuss your son's particular needs, from behavioral to educational.

Common Therapy Methods Used In Therapeutic Boarding Schools

It can be hard to know just how to help a troubled teen, especially as circumstances will vary depending on your teen's personality. From an angry, rebellious teen to a withdrawn teenager who is failing to thrive despite your best efforts, there is one thing that all types of troubled teens have in common — they can benefit from a therapeutic setting.

Why Choose Therapeutic Treatment For Your Troubled Teen

Some parents, frustrated with the lack of change in their troubled teens, may want to send their child to a boot camp or other behavior modification programs. Unfortunately, this will not address the root cause of the troubled teen's problem. Even if the troubled teen corrects the behavior, with the root issue unaddressed, it is more likely that the teen will backslide in the future.

Therapy is key to helping troubled teens make permanent changes. Instead of focusing on just changing the outward manifestation of the teen's problem, the right therapeutic treatment will help troubled teen face what is causing the problem in the first place.

Therapy Methods Used In Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Remaining at home and attending therapy may not be enough to allow your troubled teen to change, as progressing to making permanent changes can be hard when your teen is possibly still surrounded by the things that are the root cause of their troubles. Because of that, therapeutic boarding schools can help your troubled teen address their problems in a supportive environment and make a fresh start. Some of the most common therapy methods used in therapeutic boarding schools are:

  • Personal therapy - Trained therapists work with your teen at therapeutic boarding schools. Most of these therapists specialize in helping troubled youth and use therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), anger management, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and more to specifically target your teen's needs.
  • Experiential therapy - Using tools such as props and activities, troubled teens use this type of therapy to connect and process their experiences as well as the emotions connected to the experience. This is especially helpful if your teen has had a hard time verbalizing their problems.
  • Group therapy - Generally therapist-led, group therapy serves several functions. Troubled teens are able to work together, supporting one another as they discuss their problems. This can help your troubled teen feel less isolated, where they feel as though they are the only ones struggling. It also gives them a strong support system as your troubled teen works toward making positive changes.
  • Family therapy - To help families reconnect, most therapeutic boarding schools offer family therapy. With a therapist to guide the sessions, families can work with their troubled teens and open healthy dialogues with each other as they are finally able to discuss problems in a healthy way.

Liahona's Therapeutic Program For Troubled Teen Boys

At Liahona Academy, we bring all these therapeutic methods together into our program as well as a strong academic aspect. Here, troubled teen boys can truly begin to heal and learn how to move forward toward a positive future. If your son is struggling to change, contact us and see if he would benefit from our program.

Researching Your Options

When it comes to helping your troubled teen, it is vital that you research all the available options. Depending on a combination of factors, teens will respond better to some types of treatment than others. You may need to try a few different options before you find the right one for your teen. But to do that, you need to know what treatment options are available to help your troubled teen.

Options To Help Your Troubled Teen At Home

While your location may affect your ability to access these resources, there are several options you can explore locally so you can help your troubled teen at home.

  • Parenting classes - It can be difficult to know where to begin when you have a teenager expressing defiance and none of your usual correctional tactics are working. Local community resources like the YMCA, community centers, and colleges often host parenting classes on how to deal with children who are acting out.
  • Therapy - A combination of individual therapy and family therapy can help heal communication barriers between parents and their troubled teens. Some therapists have sliding scale fees to make this option more accessible.
  • School intervention - School is often an area where most troubled teens struggle. Ask to meet with your teen's teachers and guidance counselor so you can create a plan together on how your teen's educational needs will be managed.
  • Revise home rules - Many families find they need to revise their homes' rules to help deal with their troubled teenager's behaviors. Set whatever boundaries you feel will help your teen and consequences for breaking those boundaries.

Troubled Teen Away-From-Home Treatment Options

You will find as you research options to help your troubled teen, many resources will recommend away-from-home treatment options. These options are popular as many parents have had positive results from utilizing these options. It allows their troubled teen to learn new habits in a positive environment, work through their problems mentally and emotionally, and gives teen time for a behavioral reset. Some of the common options you will find during your research are:

  • Residential treatment centers - An intensive treatment option that combines therapy sessions with academics, life skills learning, group work, and more. Troubled teens live in residential settings when at a residential treatment center and also learn how to implement their positive new skills back home.
  • Boot camps - High physical exertion is the main focus of this type of troubled teen treatment. Most do not have a therapeutic aspect and while the exercise creates a release for high emotions, many boot camps have no learning aspect that helps troubled teens learn to correct negative behavior patterns.
  • Therapeutic boarding schools - Similar to residential treatment centers as a therapeutic boarding school mixes therapy and academics, this treatment option also emphasizes learning applicable life skills. However, the transition back to the family home is not always a focus, so it may be hard for teens to return home and remain stable.
  • Wilderness programs - Like boot camps, teens are guided through the wilderness with the aim of having nature and exertion help change negative behaviors. Most of these programs do not have a dedicated therapeutic aspect as they rely on only experiential therapy.
  • Therapeutic ranch - Most therapeutic ranches combine ranch work with academics and therapy to treat troubled teens. The depth of any of the three aspects will vary depending on the program.

As you can see, there are many options to help your troubled teen, both at home and abroad. The quality of all of these options is highly variable, so even once you choose a treatment path, be sure you research all your options within that treatment path. If you need outside help to deal with all these options, a placement advisor can help you sort through your options and give you some recommendations based on your teen's particular issues.

Receive Academic Credit During Your Stay At Our Residential Treatment Center

When you decide that your teenage son need help from a residential treatment center, you should not have to choose between top-notch therapy and his academics. Liahona Academy prides itself on being able to give your troubled son the help he needs in all aspects of his life.

Liahona Academy Is An Accredited School

While many residential treatment centers have an academic component to their program, not all are accredited. Without the restriction of accreditation, your son may receive substandard to nonexistent education. Should you want to transition your son back into the public or private school system, he will have a difficult time and may have to repeat a grade because he did not receive the credit he needed.

Liahona Academy is an accredited through AdvanceED, so your son will receive a high school diploma, not a G.E.D. Or, if you choose, his credits will transfer back to his high school.

Because we are an accredited education program, we employ 8 Utah state-licensed teachers as well as 4 certified tutors. With the small class sizes and the quality educational professional, you son will receive the attention he needs to succeed.

Why A High School Diploma Is Better Than A G.E.D.

Many people do not think there is a difference between a high school diploma and a G.E.D. They both signal that the holder has a basic set of knowledge and most entry-level jobs require you to have one or the other. However, depending on your son’s future plans, a G.E.D. instead of a high school diploma can actually be a detriment. Some of the potential effects of having a G.E.D. are:

  • Turned down for military enlistment - It may be surprising but the military has fairly strict educational enlistment requirements. When the G.E.D. testing service surveyed the armed forces, none of the military branches considered the G.E.D. in the same educational class as a high school diploma. Service
  • Face stigma when looking for employment - There is an implication that a holder of a G.E.D. was not willing to put in the time for a high school diploma. This can result in the G.E.D. holder earning less money than someone with a high school diploma or even being turned down for employment for someone who does have their diploma.
  • Can make college applications difficult - Some colleges require additional placement testing if you have a G.E.D. and some may only have limited space available for students which have a G.E.D.

Liahona Academy understands the difficulties G.E.D. holders face, which is why we put an emphasis on education and making sure our graduating students receive a high school diploma.

Working With IEPs and 504 Plans

A number of our students at Liahona Academy struggled academically because their academic needs were not being met in their regular schools. This is understandable as the American public school system is notoriously underfunded and unable to field enough educators to teach students properly. The lack becomes even more apparent if your son has a 504 plan or individualized education plan (IEP).

As a private academy, we have the resources to correctly provide for your son’s academic needs. We have been able to accommodate both IEPs and 504 plans, with our staff able and willing to formulate an IEP should your son need one.

High Focus On Academic Recovery

By the time many of our students reach us, they have damaged their academic standing. Multiple Fs and other poor grades could mean your son would have to repeat a grade in the public school system.

One of the academic aspects we focus on here at Liahona Academy is academic recovery. We will request your son’s transcripts from his previous school to gain a clear understanding of his academic standing. If he has any poor grades, we will work with him to redo the classes, working with him so he understands the work and succeeds. That way, his grades will be repaired by the time he leaves our program.

Blending Academics And Therapy

When traditional therapy fails to help a troubled teen boy improve it is not necessarily because therapy wasn’t the right choice. However, your son may need a more intensive blend of academics and therapy, after being completely removed from negative influences.

Since our academics zero in on core subjects such as English, math, history, and other key topics, we can compress our academic time into a 4-hour period. But before your son sits down in a classroom, he will have already had a therapy session, engaged in a group program, and performed some chores. Many teenage boys find sitting for hours difficult, so we have found a good blend of physical exertion and therapy helps our students settle into their lessons.

If you feel like Liahona Academy is the right residential treatment center for your son’s needs, then feel free to contact us today. We are ready to help him back onto the path to success and have all the tools we need to do so.

Using A Boarding School To Improve Family Relationships

While it can seem counterintuitive on the outside, placing your troubled teen in a therapeutic boarding school can actually improve your family’s relationships. It can be initially difficult when your teen is first placed, but over time, your family can come back together as a stronger unit.

Removes Pressure Of Dealing Daily With Your Teen’s Behavior

When parents choose either therapeutic boarding school or a residential treatment center, it is because the strain of attempting to manage their teenager’s behavior is wearing on the whole family. As parents of a troubled teen know, the poor behavior of one child can and usually does affect the entire family.

As parents, you are put in the position of trying to regulate your troubled teen’s behaviors. The pressure to police bad behaviors and be constantly on the watch for trouble can put an incredible strain on the entire family. By choosing to send your teen to treatment, you can ease the pressure the household is under and allow family relationships to flourish again.

Allows Time For Healing For The Whole Family

Once your troubled teen has been sent to a therapeutic boarding school, they will receive individual and group therapy. This will help your teen start the healing process. While your troubled teen receives help, your family should take the time to begin your own healing process. Some things you can do are:

  • Spend time with your other children and spouse - When living with a troubled teen, you likely felt like you were constantly rushing from one problem to another. This can leave your other family relationships neglected. So while your troubled teen is away, be sure to spend individual time with your other children and your spouse so you can strengthen those relationships again.
  • Write letters to your troubled teenager - Most boarding schools allow their pupils to send and receive letters. Some teens can feel forgotten by their families when they are away from home, so the letters can reassure them. Also, letter writing allows for some emotional distance that other forms of communication do not. The distance can help ease any remaining hard feelings.
  • Attend therapy individually and as a family - Therapy is a key part of the healing process, both for your troubled teen and the rest of the family. Even a few sessions can help you and your family process difficult feelings and help improve communication.

Therapist-Guided Family Visits Help Create New Family Dynamic

Some treatment programs encourage family visits. Liahona Academy strongly encourages family visits and begins each one with a family therapy session. This allows all the family to be able to communicate more easily and start the visit off on the right foot. So, if you are looking not only to help your teen but also help reintegrate them into the family, then you should consider Liahona Academy as an excellent option for your troubled teen’s treatment.

4 Ways To Finance Residential Treatment For Your Troubled Teen

Making sure your troubled teen receives the help they need at a residential treatment center can be financially difficult. Below are some ways you can possibly defray the costs of the therapeutic treatment your teenager needs.

Contact Your Health Insurance Provider

Some health insurance plans have coverage for mental health needs. Be sure to contact your health insurance provider to see if your plan can cover some of the cost of a residential treatment center.

Tap Into Family Resources

There are several levels of family-related resources you may not have considered when looking into ways to afford the help your teen needs.

  • Family members - Many times, family members from grandparents to adult cousins are willing to help you obtain the treatment for your teen.
  • IEP utilization - If your child has an individualized education program which is not being completely met by your teen’s school, you could potentially have the state fund your teen’s residential treatment.
  • Equity loan - If you own your home, it may be possible to take out a loan. We recommend you look for a low-interest loan, to keep the repayment costs manageable.
  • Educational savings - Should you have college savings for your troubled teen, this would be a good time to put them to use.
  • Assets - Examine your other financial assets, such as your 401k, stocks, and bonds. If the monetary resources outweigh the financial penalty for cashing these assets out, we recommend you look into it.
  • Yard sale - A yard sale combined with several other financing methods can help you afford the costs of your teen’s residential treatment.

Post-Adoption Assistance For Mental Health Needs

Many adopted children face mental health struggles due to the circumstances leading up to their adoption. To help preserve adoptive families, there are resources specifically earmarked to help adopted children in need of residential treatment.

  • State adoption assistance - Every state has varying levels of post-adoption assistance available. However, many do have funding available for residential treatment programs. Check the eligibility requirements of your state before you apply for assistance.
  • Funding sponsorship support - The Adoptive Families Coalition has helped many families receive the support they need. They have a sponsorship program, which will provide your family with a mentor who knows how to find the right resources, so you can obtain the help your teen needs.

Mental Health Financing Is Available

There is financing specifically available for mental health. Liahona Academy often works with Prosper Healthcare Lending, which can offer financing for mental health needs up to $35,000.

While you may need to utilize several of these financing options, it is possible to afford the help your troubled teen needs to lead a happy and successful life.

Is Boarding School The Right Place For Your Temperamental Teen?

Your nerves are shot. You are angry. You feel helpless and hopeless. The situation just doesn’t seem to get any better, no matter how many programs you try, therapists you speak to, school meetings you participate in, or even court mandated actions you take part in.

Sound familiar? If you are the parent of a troubled teen this is probably your everyday life.

Back in 2014 it was estimated that two million teenagers were arrested every single year. That was a staggering figure and there was a movement born to change it. Things have since turned to treatment rather than punitive punishment, especially for nonviolent offenses or mental health problems that cause teens to lash out.

Unfortunately, not all teenagers react properly to this method of treatment. Regular support groups, therapies or even intensive rehabilitation programs don’t make a dent. Those failures leave parents unable to cope, unsure of where to turn.

Therapeutic Boarding Schools: The New Solution

For extreme cases, there is always therapeutic boarding school. These institutions are a unique treatment option that works by using intensive therapy and cognitive behavioral modification via coping strategies. But rather than stopping there, your teen also focuses on improving their academic performance and planning for the future.

An average day tends to include classes, one on one tutoring, homework help, one on one therapy, group therapy and extracurricular activities that are of interest to your teen. Those could include sports, art, media or even niche activities like equestria or animal care.

What Makes These Boarding Schools So Effective?

The immersion of these programs make them highly effective in curbing certain behaviors. Your teen will be in smaller classes with a smaller group of peers. There are larger numbers of staff, all highly trained in their fields. These include therapists, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses, teachers, tutors, support group coordinators and more. They are dedications to creating a specialized regimen for your child that delves into the core issues behind their behavior while teaching them to cope with difficult emotions.

Each boarding school has certified medical staff to manage medications and mental or physical conditions. All teachers are ready to provide additional support for each student, as necessary for their continued learning.

Is Boarding School Right For My Teens?

Many of the students at these therapeutic boarding schools are extreme cases that have tried everything else. Others need less intervention but are taking the opportunity to improve their academic performance and mental health in a calm, secure setting.

To find out if your teen is a good candidate for boarding school, visit Liahona Academy.

How Your Teen Learns From Rewards And Punishment At A Residential Treatment Center

Does your teen suffer from anxiety and depression? Are those conditions causing other outbursts and behavioral issues? Could they be being worsened by certain other diagnoses, such as ADHD, mood disorders or personality disorders?

Troubled teens are commonly plagued with the above list of problems. It can make life for them (and for you) extremely challenging, as just getting through day to day tasks are a struggle. One of the most effective treatment options out there for those conditions is behavioral modification.

What Is Behavioral Modification?

At its core, behavioral modification therapy is the act of acknowledging the source of a behavior and actively attempting to change your response. This is done by isolating emotions associated with certain actions and then learning coping strategies that are healthier. Over time these behavioral modifications become second nature, leading to a better response the next time those overwhelming feelings occur.

There are many ways that these strategies are taught. In the beginning of a stay at a residential treatment center it is likely that a simple method will be used: rewards and punishments.

Rewards and Punishments In a Therapeutic Setting

You have probably used this system yourself with little success when dealing with your troubled teen. In a therapeutic setting it is usually a little different. There is not a single person offering the reward or punishment for behavior, but an entire staff. There are other patients who are getting one or the other, acting as an example to your teen. There are more consistent punishments and rewards, in a stable environment free of as many distractions as they would find at home.

All of these factors help to make this system an effective starting point for learning behavioral modifications. As treatment continues, it will go into more advanced forms of modification. Those include isolating emotions and triggers and dealing with them in a healthy way. Rewards and consequences can play into that treatment as well, showing teens the benefits of cooperation and continued use of the taught coping strategies.

Does a Reward and Punishment System Have To Be Done In Treatment?

No, you do not have to put your child in a residential treatment center to use this method of behavioral modification. However, residential treatment centers have trained staff and a more steady environment that make it more effective than if done at home.

Find out more about this and other treatment options available to your child at Liahona Academy.

3 Opportunities For Teaching Your Son Discipline

There has been a lot of talk lately about boot camps. The idea seems to be that teenagers, especially those with behavioral problems, need to have everything brute forced and stomped out of them. Boot camps offer that through hard work, stringent rules and a lot of screaming by a drill sergeant.

Here is the only problem: boot camps have never been proven effective. In fact, rehabilitation programs have routinely been found to be a better option for those who are struggling with problems such as substance abuse, anger issues, acting out, criminal behavior and sexual promiscuity.

If you are reading this, you are probably worried about teaching your son discipline without going to extreme measures. There are three pretty common opportunities you can use that don’t require a single obstacle course or military academy.

The Rushed Project

Your teen comes home and says they have a science project due the next day. They knew about it for months and have put it off. Now they are panicking and so are you.

The Lesson: Let them fail. Sure, they can cram in the last minute attempt if they so choose. But if they don’t you can have them write an apology letter to their teacher explaining that they did not do the project with a promise to do the next one diligently and to accept the failed grade. Don’t bail them out.

The Big Lie

Your son has been caught in a lie and not a small one...it is a doozy.

The Lesson: Set out a punishment fitting the crime, one that is going to be considered harsh by your son. Ground them from everything, from electronics to going out with friends. Change the WIFI password and lock them out of the network. Take away most of their belongings. And have a serious conversation about lying and its consequences.

The Future Plans

Your teenager has a desired career goal but has done nothing to work towards it. You know that unless they get serious they will never get there.

The Lesson: Make them start working for it. Expect your son to begin taking steps now to work towards that goal. They can sign up for a program or an internship. They can get a low level job in the industry. They can take part in a school club or improve their grades.

If they are struggling with all of these lessons, or if you need additional help, it may be time for intervention. Visit Liahona Academy to learn more.

Boot Camps Are Not The Solution For Your Violent Troubled Teen

You are at the end of your rope. Your teen have been acting out for months, maybe even years. It has been a constant struggle to manage their behavior and it only seems to be getting worst. No therapist has been able to stop the violent lashing out. No punishments have stopped the criminal behavior. No medication has curbed the depression and distressing self sabotage. It just seems to be spiraling more out of control by the day and you don’t know what to do anymore.

This is a common story among parents of troubled teens. As the options dwindle further and further down, they begin to look at the more extreme option: boot camps. These are institutions that run a rigorous, military-like program that is very heavy on discipline and physical labor. They may also be called “Wilderness Programs”, a variation of boot camps that take teenagers out into the wilds of mountainous regions or woods and force them to act as a group to survive and work out their aggression through pure physical trial.

Only one problem: they generally don’t work.

Why Boot Camps Are Problematic Means of Treatment

The argument for boot camp is usually that it teaches obedience, self reliance and teamwork. However, its primary tactic for gaining these responses is through negative reinforcement. The image of a drill sergeant screaming in the face of a cadet and insulting and berating them isn’t far off. That might be effective in dealing with a soldier and teaching them to handle extreme situations, but for a troubled teen it can have the opposite effect.

Negative reinforcement is often counter productive in well adjusted young people. Those who are struggling with behavior issues, low self esteem, depression, mood disorders, conduct disorders and personality disorders can be even more sensitive to this method of punishment. Not only does it not have the desired effect, it can cause they to rebel further or to withdraw into themselves as a means of protection again the hurt.

Positive reinforcement has been shown again and again to be more practical in application and provide better results. Trying to balance that out with the problems your child is having can be difficult, however. That is one reason that parents become overwhelmed and feel like nothing they do will ever work.

Another reason that boot camps are not ideal for troubled teens is that it does nothing to address the core issues that are causing their behavior. Screaming in a child’s face won’t help get to the bottom of their outbursts. Making them run an obstacle course won’t figure out the reasons for their violent lashing out. It also provides no plan of treatment beyond, “Do what I say or face the consequences”. There is little actionable modification that can be taken out of that environment and back into their daily lives.

As a result, your teen could return stronger physically, more angry and so potentially more violent. The additional physical strength could make them more dangerous than ever, with their emotional struggles completely unaddressed.

Therapeutic Boarding Schools: A Better Way

If boot camps don’t work and what you have tried so far hasn’t worked, what other options are there? An incredibly popular option that is growing across the country is the therapeutic boarding school.

One misconception is that these institutions are the same as residential treatment centers, which couldn’t be further from the truth. A treatment center (which you may have already tried in the past) is an inpatient program held within a hospital. Occasionally it may have a specific emphasis, such as drug treatment or anger management. Occasionally it may be a general hospital program that uses a combination of group therapy, medication and individual psychiatric care to treat mental illness.

A therapeutic boarding school is different. It is an educational facility that has a two pronged approach to treatment. First, it provides tutors, specialized classes and a thorough program to help improve your teen’s academic performance. Second, it offers a full staff of highly trained medical and psychiatric personnel to help your teen deal with their emotional issues, substance abuse problems and increase mental and emotional wellness.

Every day your teen will be helped to catch up on their school work and tutored to make sure they understand the material. There is an emphasis on real academic growth and progress so they are ready to conquer the world when they return to their regular school or prepare to enter college. Extracurriculars are also a part of this process, helping your teen discover and nourish passions that help them channel some of their emotions into a positive hobby or goal.

In addition to this, your teen will be receiving one on one and group therapy. They will work to dive into themselves to discover the source of their rage and other emotions. Through sessions they will then learn to properly manage and control these emotions through effective coping strategies. If medication is needed there are trained and licensed professionals on staff to administer it.

Families remain a part of this program through regular communication with both their child and the staff. You will be able to learn of their progress, what is being done in therapy and any changes that they suggest be made to their treatment plan. Parents are instrumental in the care and healing of their teen, even when not on location.

Healing From The Inside

This has been an exhausting process for both you and your teen and you may feel like it will never get better. But there is hope and it lies in therapeutic boarding schools, an alternative to damaging and ineffective boot camps. In these programs your teen can learn to control their turbulent emotions, isolate the source of their behavior and improve their academic performance. This opens the way to a better life and future, one they may have never thought they could have.

Find out more about therapeutic boarding schools and other helpful programs at Liohona Academy.