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 Powder Springs, Georgia and around the country; teens who have sought to fill a void in their lives through negative peer influences, self-destructive habits, or substance abuse.
After trying every option in their search to help their daughter, families in Powder Springs, 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 loved ones that it would be best 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 therapeutic boarding school, like the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy.
The typical prospective resident from Powder Springs, Georgia at the Teen Challenge Girls Academy was that she 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 are failing grades. Where there were once athletic, artistic or musical abilities, there is disdain for what she held dear. The teenage girl who once sought her parents’ 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 dark path in life.
While shifts usually happen in the attitudes of young women 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 change 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
Resulting from such factors, young women from Powder Springs, Georgia who enroll in our the Teen Challenge program generally exhibit issues and behaviors such as:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Substance abuse
Usually, prior to choosing CGA, families in Powder Springs, Georgia have sought help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While psychotropic medications can help alleviate the symptoms of problems, we have found significant 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 dealt with having a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are reduced over time with the supervision of our physician and the girl’s psychiatrist.
Some students who come to CGA in Columbus, Georgia, from Powder Springs, Georgia have been previously diagnosed with psychological disorders like:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder(RAD)
- Depression or Manic Depression
Progression of a typical Teen Challenge resident from Powder Springs, 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 girl begins to experience some sorrow for the consequences of her prior actions. Essentially, she is sad 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 ups and downs that parents have been living with at home — promises to be different, periods of peace, that then again turn to repeat and crisis. Sorrow does not change individuals, repentance does.
Usually, adolescents have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their bad 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 convinced of the need for intervention, because their daughter is obviously headed for lifelong trouble 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 demonstrating a self-destructive lifestyle.
We can be reached at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to learn young women from Powder Springs, Georgia year-round.
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The Columbus Girls Academy Teen Challenge program isn’t in Powder Springs, Georgia, but it accepts young women from Powder Springs, Georgia.
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Powder Springs is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 13,940 at the 2010 census.
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