Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an low-cost safe haven and school for adolescent girls in Oklahoma and from around the nation. It works with girls who have sought to fill a void in their lives through negative peer influences, self-destructive habits, or substance abuse.
After trying every option in their quest to help their daughter, parents in Oklahoma often turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried relocation, counseling, and medication, all without success. Some have been told by psychologists that it would be best 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 Christian boarding school for troubled teens, like the Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The typical girl who is enrolled from Oklahoma 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 is academic failure. Where there were once athletic, artistic or musical abilities, there is disdain for what she held dear. The young woman 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 a negative path in life.
Girls from Oklahoma who enter our 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
Usually, prior to choosing CGA, parents in Oklahoma have gotten help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While psychotropic medications can help reduce the symptoms of problems, 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 dealt with having a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are reduced over time with the supervision of our physician and the prescribing psychiatrist.
Columbus Girls Academy is the Right Answer
Usually, adolescents have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their inappropriate decisions; sometimes by well-intending authorities in their life. For these reasons, adolescents are not always entirely certain of the need for a different way of living. 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 demonstrating a dysfunctional lifestyle.
Teen Challenge for Girls offers parents an opportunity to experience the total transformation that can happen in the lives of teenagers. This total transformation become apparent in 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 excel again
- Becomes a good influence on others
- Speaks the truth and makes the truth known
- Submits to authority
- Begins to have a vision for a positive future
- A happy and serene disposition.
We can be reached at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to register girls from Oklahoma year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from Oklahoma and around the nation who are troubled by life-controlling issues or minor substance abuse. 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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Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive and the 28th most populous of the 50 United States. The state’s name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning “red people”, and is known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State. Formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the union. Its residents are known as Oklahomans or, informally “Okies”, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.
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