Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an low-cost safe haven and school for young women in North Dakota and from around the nation. It works with teens who have sought to fill a void in their lives through substance abuse, self-harm or negative peer influences.
After exhausting every option in their quest to help their daughter, parents in North Dakota often seek out the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried psychologists, medications, and rehabs, all without success. Some have been told by counselors that it would be a good idea for their girl to get away from the negative influences in her life and away from home for awhile. So, they make the call for the help of a therapeutic boarding school, like the Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The typical prospective resident from North Dakota 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 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 disdain for what she held dear. The teenage girl who once looked to her parents for direction, love, approval and acceptance, now looks to her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to allow them to lead her down an alternate and dangerous path in life.
Girls from North Dakota who register for our Teen Challenge for Girls boarding school 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
- Substance abuse
Many times, prior to choosing CGA, parents in North Dakota have gotten help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While psychotropic medications can help reduce the symptoms of deeper issues, we have achieved great success in weening girls off of them once and for all. All but the most severe psychological issues are generally triggered by deeper emotional issues, which must be addressed and solved with a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are reduced over time with the care of our physician and the family’s psychiatrist.
Columbus Girls Academy is the Right Answer
Many times, adolescents have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their poor decisions; sometimes by well-intending authorities in their life. So, as a result, teens are not always entirely certain of the need for a different way of living. However, the parent is certain 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 intervening 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 can be seen in positive new ways of thinking marked by:
- Reconciliation with God and family
- Acknowledgement of past wrongs, accepting responsibility and seeking forgiveness
- True confidence in the unique individual they are
- Academic improvements
- Gifts and talents begin to come to the surface
- Becomes a good influence on her peers
- Speaks truthfully and makes the truth a part of her life
- Submits to those in authority
- Begins to have goals for a positive future
- A joyful and serene disposition.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to register girls from North Dakota year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from North Dakota and around the nation who are troubled by 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 Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America, along the Canadian border. The state is bordered by Canada to the north, Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south and Montana to the west. North Dakota is the 19th most extensive, but the 3rd least populous and the 4th least densely populated of the 50 United States. North Dakota was created from the northern portion of the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with South Dakota.
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