Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an affordable safe haven and school for adolescent girls in Oregon and from around the country. It works with teens who have sought to fill a void in their hearts through substance abuse, self-harm or negative peer influences.
After trying every option in their quest to help their girl, parents in Oregon often turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried psychologists, medications, and rehabs, and getting nowhere. 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. 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 prospective resident from Oregon at the Teen Challenge Girl’s Academy in Alabama was once bright and talented; however, because of poor 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 young woman who once looked to her parents for direction, love, approval and acceptance, now has sifted 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 Oregon who enter our our Teen Challenge for Girls boarding school typically 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
Usually, prior to selecting CGA, parents in Oregon have sought help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While psychotropic medications can help alleviate the symptoms of problems, we have found great success in helping girls get off of them once and for all. All but the most severe psychological issues are generally triggered by underlying 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 girl’s psychiatrist.
Teen Challenge for Girls May Be the Right Answer
Usually, teens have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their bad decisions; sometimes by well-intending adults. So, as a result, teens 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 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 teenagers’ lives before they become an adult habitually demonstrating 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
- Acceptance of the unique individual they are
- Academic improvements
- Gifts and talents begin to come to the surface
- Becomes a positive influence on others
- Speaks truthfully and makes the truth known
- Submits to those in authority
- Begins to have a vision for a productive future
- A joyful and peaceful attitude.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or inquire using the online inquiry form to discover more. We enroll young women from Oregon year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from Oregon 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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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon’s northern and eastern boundaries, respectively. The area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before the arrival of traders, explorers, and settlers who formed an autonomous government in Oregon Country in 1843. The Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.
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