Are you searching for a Christian boarding school for your teen in Alexandria? Have they been struggling with behavioral issues?
Are you considering a therapeutic boarding school with a Christian foundation?
There is a teenage mental health crisis happening and parents are searching for places to send their difficult teens. In many cases, families are searching for Christian programs to give their teenager the foundation they are being raised with.
Are you facing:
-Teen depression, anxiety
–Entitlement, rude, disrespectful
-Teen ADHD, ODD, RAD
-Teen defiance, rage, rebellious
–Internet addiction (cell-phone or video gaming)
-Teenage substance use, drinking, vaping
–Withdrawn, isolation – not participating in family functions
–Changing peer groups
-Skipping classes, school refusal
–Self-harm, suicide ideation
-Stealing, lying, manipulating
-Drifted from your family values
-Property destruction, explosive behavior
You’ve tried therapy, they either refused to attend or engage. You have tried your pastor or possible a youth counselor from your church — and hit a brick wall. Outpatient treatment has failed. School setting is not working, you may have tried a short-term hospital stay that was unsuccessful. It’s time consider outside resources such as a therapeutic boarding school.
Families that have a strong Christian faith or foundation, prefer to locate schools or programs that will instill the same values as their own.
Read the 5 Benefits of Boarding Schools.
What is a Christian Boarding School for Troubled Teens?
Christian therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens are very similar to residential treatment programs and traditional therapeutic boarding schools with addition the of a spiritual component.
This is not to be confused with religious schools or programs that usually have mental Christian counselors (which are not covered by insurance), questionable academics and limited (if any) enrichment therapeutic programs.
The religious programs are typically are less in tuition, however your teen will be there (sometimes) twice as long. They also fall under a different umbrella so they don’t have to meet the same standards or regulations as quality Christian therapeutic boarding schools or residential treatment centers. It’s important that parents understand the difference.
There are many excellent spiritual (Christian) therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment programs in our country. These are programs that are striving to improve your teen’s mental wellness through a positive and encouraging setting.
Christian boarding school settings offer:
-Positive and nurturing setting
-Amazing teachers and staff
-Enrichment programs such as (music and art, animal therapy, gardening, sports)
-Accredited academics (always ask for a copy of their accreditation)
-Credential staff and therapists
In the majority of Christian boarding schools for troubled teens, they will have church services weekly which are non-denominational, although your teen is not required to participate, they do need to be respectful.
Read: How to Choose the Right Therapeutic Program for Your Teen.
Read: The Emotional Impact of Cyberbullying on Teens.
Read: What is The Goal of Residential Treatment.
Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in safe Christian boarding schools for your troubled teenager in Alexandria, VA.