Why Liahona Academy?Liahona Academy is a residential treatment center (similar to the setting found in therapeutic boarding schools) that has a long history of helping troubled teen boys overcome emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. We have an excellent reputation as a safe, structured program that blends therapy, academics and recreation. You'll find that our counselors, teachers, therapists and mentors at Liahona Academy are all licensed and certified, and know how to work with teen boys to get real results. Our program at Liahona Academy introduces all the necessary elements troubled boys in Hawaii need to start healing and progressing toward adulthood. Besides sharing our success in developing healthy, productive teens, Liahona Academy can also say that we have some of the highest operating standards in the country. How? Because Liahona Academy is located in southern Utah, and this state has some of the toughest laws and regulations in the nation when it comes to the teen help industry. Parents from across the United States send their sons to us at Liahona Academy because they know they will be well cared for. Besides, Utah is perfect for adventure and recreation, like hiking, biking, camping, water sports, rock climbing, fishing, skiing and more.
Benefits of Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Residential Treatment Centers for Troubled Boys in HawaiiIt’s very hard to make the decision to enroll your troubled teenager into a residential treatment program where he will have to live away from home. Many parents feel that if they were just more strict, then their teenager's bad behavior would disappear. The truth is that emotional, behavioral and mental health issues need professional care, and teenage boys in Hawaii can really benefit from a change of location, away from their current schools, friends and home. Therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers are specially created to work with teens with a range of issues, from ADD/ADHD, defiance, anger, depression, adoption issues, anxiety, bipolar, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, aggression and more. All these issues can interfere with a teenage boy's ability to succeed at home or school. In the process, he damages relationships with all those around him, including parents. Therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers can change all of that and get troubled teens back on track with academics, behavior and more. Here are just a few things that make residential treatment centers and therapeutic boarding schools for troubled boys in Hawaii a success:
- Therapy: Licensed therapists provide group sessions and individual sessions for teen boys to get to the root of their emotional, behavioral and mental health issues.
- Academics: Certified teachers hold small classes and get the boys back up to their grade level in school and set goals for them to earn a high school diploma.
- Recreation and adventure therapy: Teen boys can build up their self esteem by participating in a number of exciting adventure activities. They also learn how to build healthy relationships with peers and mentors.
- Life skills: Teen boys will learn how to take care of themselves via smeinars and classes on nutrition, fitness, cooking, budgeting, and more.
Issues that Troubled Boys From Hawaii Face Without Help From Residential Treatment or Therapeutic Boarding SchoolsThe best part about getting help for your troubled teenage son via residential treatment or a therapeutic boarding school is that you know he is in a safe and supervised location where his bad behavior can't get him into too much trouble. Teens who don't get professional therapy from a licensed counselor or therapist may end up engaging in risky behavior that can jeopardize his health and safety or that of others. Here are just a few statistics of troubled teens in Hawaii who need help from professionals:
- Alcohol use: 13.3% of Hawaii teens abuse alcohol
- Drug use: Among Hawaii teens, marijuana use is at 9.6% while other illicit drug use is at 5.9%
- Juvenile arrests: In one year, there were 1,405 arrests for property crime and 264 arrests for violent crime
- Suicide: Hawaii ranks 8th in the nation for teen suicides
- Graduation rate: Only 80% of Hawaii teens graduate from high school