This Teen Challenge Girls Academy is a non-profit Christian boarding school located near Columbus, Georgia, providing an affordable safe haven for teen girls in Evans, Georgia and around the nation; teens who have sought to fill a void in their lives through substance abuse, self-harm or negative peer influences.
After exhausting every option in their search to help their daughter, families in Evans, Georgia are happy to find the Teen Challenge Girls Academy near Columbus, Georgia. They have usually tried psychologists, medications, and rehabs, all without success. Some have been told by counselors that it would be a good idea for their girl to get away from home for awhile and from negative influences and peers. That is when they seek the help of a Christian boarding school for troubled teens, like the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy.
The typical prospective resident from Evans, Georgia 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 are failing grades. Where there were once athletic, artistic or musical abilities, there is a loss of interest. The young woman who once sought her parents’ direction, love, approval and acceptance, now looks to her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to follow them down an alternate and dangerous path in life.
While changes usually happen in the moods of teenage girls going through early adolescence, some precipitating factors can leave a void in a young woman’s life and cause extremely self-destructive and angry behaviors. These factors include:
- Loss of a parent or loved one
- Early abuse (known or hidden)
- Divorce of parents
- An absent or abusive parent
- Bullying from others/Loss of friends
- Loss of economic status or a move to a new home or school
- Medical issues with a loved one
- Rape or intimidation
- Gang participation
- Excessiveparticipation in pornography
- Huffing, drug, alcohol, or prescription drug use
- Negative peer influences
As a result of such factors, teenage girls from Evans, Georgia who enter our our boarding school typically exhibit issues and behaviors including:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Alcohol or drug abuse
Often, prior to choosing CGA, families in Evans, Georgia have sought help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While such medications can help alleviate the symptoms of problems, we have achieved high 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 Evans, Georgia have been previously diagnosed with behavioral disorders such as:
- 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 Evans, GA:
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 student begins to experience some regret for the consequences of her previous behavior. Essentially, she is “sorry” for being caught in her behavior, but she has yet to begin a turning away from that behavior. This may be very similar to the ups and downs that the family has been living with at home — promises to be different, periods of peace, that cycle back to repeat and crisis. Sorrow does not change behavior, repentance does.
Often, teens have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their bad decisions; sometimes by well-intending authorities in their life. For these reasons, teens 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 teenager is obviously headed for lifelong trouble if such actions persist. The Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy is an intervention program, hopefully intervening in troubled adolescents’ lives before they go on with life habitually demonstrating a dysfunctional lifestyle.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to learn young women from Evans, Georgia year-round.
Christian boarding school near Columbus, Georgia, a Teen Challenge academy for young girls in Evans, Georgia and around the nation 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 Evans, Georgia, but it accepts girls from Evans, Georgia.
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Evans is a census-designated place in Columbia County, Georgia, United States. It is an affluent suburb of Augusta and is part of the Augusta – Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,727 at the 2000 census and, in 2006, the population was 20,681.
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