Columbus Girls Academy is an affordable Christian boarding school located near Columbus, Georgia, offering a safe haven for teen girls in Morrow, Georgia and around the nation; girls who have sought to fill a void in their lives through substance abuse, self-harm or negative peer influences.
After trying every option in their quest to help their daughter, families in Morrow, 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 psychologists that it would be a good idea for their girl to get away from home for awhile and from negative influences and peers. So, they make the call for the help of a Christian boarding school for troubled teens, like the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy.
The usual prospective resident from Morrow, Georgia 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 is academic failure. Where there were once athletic, artistic or musical abilities, there is a loss of interest. 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 follow them down a dark path in life.
While changes usually happen in the attitudes of teenage girls going through early adolescence, some precipitating factors can leave a void in a girl’s life and cause extremely self-destructive and angry behaviors. These factors include:
- Death of a parent or loved one
- Early abuse (known or hidden)
- Blended family
- A difficult or especially critical parent
- Bullying from others/Loss of friends
- Loss of economic status or a change to a new home or school
- Chronic illness of a loved one
- Rape or intimidation
- Gang membership
- Excessiveparticipation in pornography
- Substance abuse
- Negative peer group
Resulting from such factors, teenage girls from Morrow, Georgia who enroll in our boarding school generally demonstrate issues and behaviors such as:
- 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 Morrow, Georgia have sought help from psychiatry and the prescription of medication. While psychotropic medications can help reduce the symptoms of problems, we have achieved high success in weening girls off of them once and for all. All but the most severe mental issues are generally triggered by underlying 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 girl’s psychiatrist.
Most girls who come to CGA in Columbus, Georgia, from Morrow, Georgia have been previously diagnosed with behavioral disorders like:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder(RAD)
- Depression or Manic Depression
Progression of a usual Teen Challenge resident from Morrow, GA:
When a student comes to Columbus Girls Academy it is usual for her to exhibit blame-shifting, avoidance of responsibility, and sometimes complete denial of wrongdoing. Soon after enrollment, the student begins to feel some sorrow 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 parents have been living with at home — pledges to be different, periods of peace, that cycle back to repeat and crisis. Regret does not change individuals, repentance does.
Often, adolescents have been spared or delayed the trouble of the entire consequences for their bad decisions; sometimes by well-intending adults. For these reasons, adolescents are not always convinced of the need for change in their lives. 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 adolescents’ lives before they become an adult habitually living in a self-destructive lifestyle.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to learn students from Morrow, Georgia year-round.
Christian boarding school near Columbus, Georgia, a Teen Challenge program for teenage girls in Morrow, Georgia and around the nation who are struggling with life-controlling issues or minor addictions. Call us now to learn more about Teen Challenge.
The Columbus Girls Academy Teen Challenge program isn’t in Morrow, Georgia, but it accepts girls from Morrow, Georgia.
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Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,882 at the 2000 census. It is the home of Clayton State University.
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