Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an reasonably priced safe haven and school for teen girls in North Carolina and from around the nation. It works with teens who have sought to fill a void in their hearts through substance abuse, self-harm or negative peer influences.
After exhausting every option in their search to help their daughter, families in North Carolina often turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried counseling, medication, relocation, mental health approaches, and social service interventions, all without success. Some have been told by loved ones that it would be a good idea for their girl to get away from home for awhile and from negative influences and peers. So, they make the call for the help of a therapeutic boarding school, like the Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The typical girl who is enrolled from North Carolina at the Teen Challenge Girl’s Academy in Alabama was once bright and talented; however, as a result of self-destructive choices or substance abuse, her future has been compromised. 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 looked to her parents for direction, love, approval and acceptance, now depends on her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to follow them down an alternate and dangerous path in life.
Girls from North Carolina who enroll in our Teen Challenge for Girls program generally exhibit issues and behaviors such as when they arrive:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Alcohol or drug abuse
Often, prior to choosing CGA, families in North Carolina have gotten help from psychiatry and the prescription of medication. While psychotropic medications can help alleviate the symptoms of deeper issues, we have found great success in weening girls off of them once and for all. All but the most severe mental issues are generally precipitated by underlying emotional issues, which must be dealt with having a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are reduced over time with the supervision of our physician and the family’s psychiatrist.
Columbus Girls Academy is the Right Answer
Often, teens have been spared or delayed the heartache of the entire consequences for their poor decisions; sometimes by well-intending parents. For these reasons, teenagers are not always confident of the need for change in their lives. However, the parent is convinced of the need for intervention, because their teenager is obviously headed for lifelong trouble if such actions persist. The Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy is an intervention program, hopefully helping make a change in troubled teenagers’ lives before they go on with life habitually living in a dangerous lifestyle.
Teen Challenge for Girls offers parents an opportunity to daily see the total transformation that can happen in the lives of young women. This total transformation displays itself in positive new ways of thinking marked by:
- Reconciliation with God and family
- Acknowledgement of past wrongs, accepting responsibility and seeking forgiveness
- Acceptance of the unique individual they are
- Academic improvements
- Gifts and talents begin to excel again
- Becomes a positive influence on others
- Speaks truthfully and makes the truth a part of her life
- Submits to authority
- Begins to have a vision for a productive future
- A joyful and serene attitude.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or inquire using the online inquiry form to register young women from North Carolina year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from North Carolina and around the nation who are struggling with life-controlling issues or minor substance abuse. Visit the remainder of this website 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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North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west and Virginia to the north. North Carolina is the 28th most extensive and the 10th most populous of the 50 United States.
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