This Teen Challenge Girls Academy is a non-profit Christian boarding school located near Columbus, Georgia, providing an affordable safe haven for young women in Brownsburg, Indiana and around the nation; teens who have sought to fill a void in their hearts through negative peer influences, self-destructive habits, or substance abuse.
After trying every option in their search to help their daughter, families in Brownsburg, Indiana are happy to find the Teen Challenge Girls Academy near Columbus, Georgia. They have usually tried counseling, medication, relocation, mental health approaches, and social service interventions, all without success. Some have been told by loved ones that it would be best 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 therapeutic boarding school, like the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy.
The typical prospective resident from Brownsburg, Indiana was once moving toward a bright future; however, as a result of self-destructive choices or substance abuse, her life may end up far different from what everyone hoped for. 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 girl 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 a negative path in life.
While changes usually happen in the moods of young women going through early adolescence, some precipitating factors can leave a void in a young woman’s life and bring out extremely self-destructive and angry behaviors. These factors include:
- Loss of a parent or loved one
- Childhood abuse (known or hidden)
- Blended family
- An absent or abusive parent
- Bullying from others/Loss of friends
- Loss of economic status or a move to a new home or school
- Chronic illness of a loved one
- Physical invasion or mental intimidation
- Gang membership
- Excessiveparticipation in pornography
- Substance abuse
- Negative peer group
As a result of such factors, young women from Brownsburg, Indiana who register for our the Teen Challenge program typically exhibit attitudes and actions such as:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Alcohol or drug abuse
Often, prior to selecting CGA, families in Brownsburg, Indiana have gotten help from psychiatry and the prescription of medication. While psychotropic medications can help reduce the symptoms of deeper issues, we have found significant 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 dealt with having a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are reduced over time with the supervision of our physician and the girl’s psychiatrist.
Most girls who come to CGA in Columbus, Georgia, from Brownsburg, Indiana have been previously diagnosed with behavioral disorders like:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder(RAD)
- Depression or Manic Depression
Progression of a typical Teen Challenge student from Brownsburg, IN:
When a young woman enrolls in Columbus Girls Academy it is typical for her to exhibit blame-shifting, avoidance of responsibility, and sometimes complete denial of wrongdoing. Soon after enrollment, the resident begins to experience some regret for the consequences of her previous actions. Essentially, she is “sorry” for being caught in her actions, but she has yet to begin a turning away from that behavior. This may be very similar to the roller coaster that the family has experienced at home — pledges to change, periods of peace, that then again turn to repeat and crisis. Regret does not change individuals, repentance does.
Often, teenagers have been spared or delayed the heartache of the entire consequences for their poor decisions; sometimes by well-intending parents. For these reasons, adolescents are not always confident of the need for change in their lives. 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 intervening in troubled teenagers’ lives before they become an adult habitually demonstrating a dangerous lifestyle.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to register young women from Brownsburg, Indiana year-round.
Christian boarding school near Columbus, Georgia, a Teen Challenge academy for teenage girls in Brownsburg, Indiana and around the country who are troubled by life-controlling issues or minor substance abuse. Visit the remainder of this website to learn more about Teen Challenge.
The Columbus Girls Academy Teen Challenge program isn’t in Brownsburg, Indiana, but it accepts girls from Brownsburg, Indiana.
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Brownsburg is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 21,285 at the 2010 Census. This is an increase from a population of 14,520 since the 2000 census.
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