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 Columbia City, Indiana and around the country; teens who have sought to fill a void in their lives through negative peer influences, self-destructive habits, or risky activities.
After trying every option in their search to help their daughter, parents in Columbia City, Indiana turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried relocation, counseling, and medication, and getting nowhere. Some have been told by loved ones that it would be a good idea for their girl to get away from the negative influences in her life and away from home for awhile. 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 Columbia City, Indiana was once moving toward a bright future; however, because of poor choices or an uncaring attitude, 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 disdain for what she held dear. The young woman who once looked to her parents for direction, love, approval and acceptance, now depends on her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to follow them down an alternate and dangerous path in life.
While shifts 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 lead to extremely self-destructive and angry behaviors. These factors include:
- Loss of a parent or loved one
- Early abuse (known or hidden)
- Family split
- An absent or abusive parent
- Bullying from others/Loss of friends
- Change in economic status or a move to a new home or school
- Chronic illness of a loved one
- Rape or intimidation
- Gang membership
- Excessive interest in pornography
- Negative peer group
Resulting from such factors, teenage girls from Columbia City, Indiana who register for our boarding school typically demonstrate issues and behaviors such as:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Dangerous Behavior
Often, prior to choosing CGA, parents in Columbia City, Indiana have gotten help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While such medications can help alleviate the symptoms of deeper issues, we have achieved great success in helping girls get 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 Columbia City, Indiana have been previously diagnosed with behavioral disorders such as:
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder(RAD)
- Depression or Manic Depression
Progression of a usual Teen Challenge resident from Columbia City, IN:
When a girl 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 resident begins to feel some regret for the consequences of her prior 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 parents have been living with at home — promises to change, moments of peace, that then again turn to repeat and crisis. Sorrow does not change individuals, repentance does.
Often, teens have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their poor decisions; sometimes by well-intending authorities in their life. So, as a result, teenagers are not always convinced of the need for a different way of living. However, the parent is certain 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 become an adult habitually living in a self-destructive lifestyle.
We can be reached at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to discover more. We enroll girls from Columbia City, Indiana year-round.
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The Columbus Girls Academy Teen Challenge program isn’t in Columbia City, Indiana, but it accepts young women from Columbia City, Indiana.
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Columbia City is a city in Columbia Township, Whitley County, Indiana, United States. The population was 8,750 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Whitley CountyGR.
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