Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an affordable safe haven and school for adolescent girls in South Dakota 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 exhausting every option in their search to help their daughter, families in South Dakota often turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried relocation, counseling, and medication, and getting nowhere. Some have been told by psychologists 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 make the call for the help of a Christian boarding school for troubled teens, like the Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The usual prospective resident from South Dakota 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 is academic failure. 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 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 South Dakota who enter our our Teen Challenge for Girls program generally demonstrate issues and behaviors including when they arrive:
- Low self-esteem
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Substance abuse
Many times, prior to choosing CGA, families in South Dakota have sought help from psychiatry and the prescription of medication. While such medications can help reduce the symptoms of deeper issues, we have achieved significant success in helping girls get off of them once and for all. All but the most severe psychological issues are generally precipitated by deeper emotional issues, which must be addressed and solved with a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are eliminated over time with the care of our physician and the prescribing psychiatrist.
Teen Challenge for Girls May Be the Right Answer
Many times, teens have been spared or delayed the heartache of the entire consequences for their poor decisions; sometimes by well-intending adults. So, as a result, adolescents are not always confident 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 disaster if such actions persist. The Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy is an intervention program, hopefully helping make a change in troubled adolescents’ lives before they become an adult 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 attitudes and actions 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 positive influence on her peers
- Speaks the truth and makes the truth known
- Submits to those in authority
- Begins to have goals for a positive future
- A joyful and serene attitude.
We can be reached at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to discover} more. We [enroll girls from South Dakota year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from South Dakota and around the country who are struggling with 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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South Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. South Dakota is the 17th most extensive, but the 5th least populous and the 5th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Once the southern portion of the Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. Pierre is the state capital and Sioux Falls, with a population of nearly 160,000, is South Dakota’s largest city.
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