Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an affordable safe haven and school for young women in Michigan and from around the country. It works with girls who have sought to fill a void in their lives through substance abuse, self-harm or negative peer influences.
After trying every option in their search to help their girl, parents in Michigan often seek out the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried relocation, counseling, and medication, and getting nowhere. Some have been told by loved ones that it would be best for their girl to get away from home for awhile and from negative influences and peers. That is when they seek the help of a Christian boarding school for troubled teens, like the Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The usual girl who is enrolled from Michigan at the Teen Challenge Girl’s Academy in Alabama was once moving toward a bright future; however, as a result of self-destructive choices or substance abuse, her life may end up far different from what everyone hoped for. Where there was once excelling grades, there are failing grades. Where there were once athletic, artistic or musical abilities, there is a loss of interest. The teenage girl who once sought her parents’ direction, love, approval and acceptance, now depends on her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to allow them to lead her down a dark path in life.
Girls from Michigan who enroll in our Teen Challenge for Girls boarding school generally demonstrate issues and behaviors such these as when they arrive:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Substance abuse
Often, prior to selecting CGA, parents in Michigan have sought help from psychiatry and the prescription of medication. While such medications can help reduce the symptoms of deeper issues, we have found high success in weening girls off of them once and for all. All but the most severe psychological issues are generally precipitated by underlying emotional issues, which must be addressed and solved with a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are reduced over time with the supervision of our physician and the prescribing psychiatrist.
Teen Challenge for Girls May Be the Right Answer
Often, teenagers have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their negative decisions; sometimes by well-intending authorities in their life. So, as a result, teenagers are not always entirely certain of the need for change in their lives. However, the parent is certain of the need for intervention, because their girl is obviously headed for lifelong trouble if such actions persist. The Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy is an intervention program, hopefully intervening in troubled adolescents’ lives before they go on with life habitually demonstrating a dysfunctional lifestyle.
Teen Challenge for Girls offers parents an opportunity to daily see the total transformation that can happen in the lives of girls. This total transformation become apparent in in positive new demeanors marked by:
- Reconciliation with God and family
- Acknowledgement of past wrongs, accepting responsibility and seeking forgiveness
- Acceptance of the unique individual they are
- Getting caught up in school
- Gifts and talents begin to come to the surface
- Becomes a positive influence on her peers
- Speaks truthfully and makes the truth a part of her life
- Submits to authority
- Begins to have a vision for a positive future
- A happy and peaceful attitude.
We can be reached at (334)855-3695 or inquire using the online inquiry form to discover more. We enroll young women from Michigan year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from Michigan and around the country who are troubled by life-controlling issues or minor addictions. Call us now to learn more about Teen Challenge for Girls.
The Columbus Girls Academy is a Teen Challenge program for girls, located in Seale, Alabama, and it is arguably the most advanced and well equipped and staffed such program in the nation. There are other such Teen Challenge programs across the United States.
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Michigan is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake”. Michigan is the 11th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States.
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