Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an reasonably priced safe haven and school for teen girls in Virginia 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, parents in Virginia often turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried counseling, medication, relocation, mental health approaches, and social service interventions, and getting nowhere. Some have been told by counselors 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 seek the help of a therapeutic boarding school, like the Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The typical prospective resident from Virginia 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 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 sought her parents’ direction, love, approval and acceptance, now has sifted to her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to follow them down a dark path in life.
Girls from Virginia who enroll in our Teen Challenge for Girls boarding school generally demonstrate issues and behaviors including when they arrive:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Alcohol or drug abuse
Many times, prior to selecting CGA, parents in Virginia have sought help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While such medications can help reduce the symptoms of deeper issues, we have found high 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 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, teenagers have been spared or delayed the heartache of the entire consequences for their negative decisions; sometimes by well-intending adults. So, as a result, teenagers are not always entirely certain of the need for change in their lives. However, the parent is convinced of the need for intervention, because their daughter is obviously headed for disaster 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 dysfunctional lifestyle.
Teen Challenge for Girls offers parents an opportunity to daily see the total transformation that can happen in the lives of girls. This total transformation become apparent in in positive new demeanors 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 the truth and makes the truth known
- Submits to authority
- Begins to have a vision for a positive future
- A happy and peaceful disposition.
We can be reached at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to register students from Virginia year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from Virginia and around the nation 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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Virginia is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the “Old Dominion” and sometimes the “Mother of Presidents” after the eight U.S. presidents born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city and Fairfax County the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth’s population is over eight million.
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