Once you have made the decision to send your troubled teen to a full time therapeutic program, you must then focus on which one is going to address your son’s needs the best. Although many parents limit their research to boot camps in Mississippi, There is evidence to suggest that many teens show greater improvement in an environment further from home. Some of the reasons for this include :
· The opportunity to start over with a clean slate in surroundings that are free from old triggers and habits. Each teen can practice positive life changes in an environment that is new and challenging.
· An opportunity to take a healthy break from each other for both parents and their teens. It can be helpful to get some temporary distance from each other in order to focus on individual concerns and issues; however, this is nearly impossible when both parties reside in the same home.
· Full time rehabilitation programs offer physical and emotional respite for parents while their son is safely absorbed in an environment dedicated to helping him gain the tools he needs to make positive choices and repair his important relationships.
These are just some of the reasons why parents have turned from a boot camp in Mississippi to the program at Liahona Academy. Located in southern Utah, Liahona Academy sits on the doorstep of some of the most scenic wilderness lands in the west. Through a combination of healthy play, academics and therapy, troubled boys learn to balance their lives while working individually with counselors to address their specific needs.
Please watch this short video describing how the unique program at Liahona Academy is likely to give your son a better chance for success than any you might find in Mississippi. We understand that this situation is intimidating and unfamiliar, and we are here to help you get through it.