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 Peachtree City, Georgia and around the nation; teens who have sought to fill a void in their hearts through negative peer influences, self-destructive habits, or risky activities.
After exhausting every option in their search to help their girl, families in Peachtree City, Georgia turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried psychologists, medications, and rehabs, all without success. Some have been told by loved ones 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 typical girl who is enrolled from Peachtree City, Georgia at the Teen Challenge Girls Academy was that she was once bright and talented; however, because of poor choices or an uncaring attitude, her future has been compromised. 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 teenage girl who once sought her parents’ direction, love, approval and acceptance, now looks to her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to allow them to lead her down a dark path in life.
While changes usually happen in the attitudes of girls going through early adolescence, some precipitating factors can leave a void in a girl’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)
- Blended family
- An absent or abusive parent
- Bullying from others/Loss of friends
- Change in economic status or a move to a new home or school
- Medical issues with a loved one
- Rape or intimidation
- Gang membership
- Excessive interest in pornography
- Negative peer influences
Resulting from such factors, girls from Peachtree City, Georgia who enroll in our boarding school generally exhibit attitudes and actions such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
Many times, prior to selecting CGA, families in Peachtree City, Georgia have gotten help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While psychotropic medications can help alleviate the symptoms of problems, we have found significant success in helping girls get off of them once and for all. All but the most severe psychological issues are generally precipitated by deeper emotional issues, which must be addressed and solved with a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are eliminated over time with the supervision of our physician and the girl’s psychiatrist.
Most girls who come to CGA in Columbus, Georgia, from Peachtree City, Georgia 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 Peachtree City, GA:
When a girl comes to 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 regret for the consequences of her prior behavior. Essentially, she is “sorry” for being caught in her behavior, but she has yet to experience a turning away from that behavior. This may be very similar to the ups and downs that parents have been living with at home — pledges to be different, moments of peace, that then again turn to repeat and crisis. Sorrow does not change behavior, repentance does.
Many times, 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 go on with life habitually living in a dangerous lifestyle.
We can be reached at (334)855-3695 or inquire using the online inquiry form to register young women from Peachtree City, Georgia year-round.
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