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 Woodstock, 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 substances.
After trying every option in their quest to help their daughter, families in Woodstock, Georgia turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried psychologists, medications, and rehabs, and getting nowhere. 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. That is when they seek the help of a therapeutic boarding school, like the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy.
The typical girl who is enrolled from Woodstock, 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 disdain for what she held dear. The teenage girl who once looked to her parents for direction, love, approval and acceptance, now looks to her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to allow them to lead her down an alternate and dangerous 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 cause extremely self-destructive and angry behaviors. These factors include:
- Death of a parent or loved one
- Early abuse (known or hidden)
- Family split
- A difficult or especially critical parent
- Bullying from others/Loss of friends
- Loss of economic status or a move to a new home or school
- Chronic illness of a loved one
- Rape or intimidation
- Gang participation
- Excessive interest in pornography
- Negative peer influences
As a result of such factors, girls from Woodstock, Georgia who enroll in our the Teen Challenge program generally exhibit attitudes and actions including:
- Low self-esteem
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Alcohol or drug abuse
Often, prior to choosing CGA, families in Woodstock, Georgia have sought help from psychiatry and the prescription of medication. While psychotropic medications can help alleviate the symptoms of deeper issues, we have achieved 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 prescribing psychiatrist.
Most girls who come to CGA in Columbus, Georgia, from Woodstock, Georgia have been previously diagnosed with psychological disorders including:
- 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 Woodstock, GA:
When a girl 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 sorrow 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 roller coaster that the family has experienced at home — pledges to be different, moments of peace, that cycle back to repeat and crisis. Regret does not change individuals, repentance does.
Often, teenagers have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their inappropriate decisions; sometimes by well-intending adults. For these reasons, 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 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 dysfunctional lifestyle.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to learn young women from Woodstock, Georgia year-round.
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Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 23,896 at the 2010 census.Originally a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock is now considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States.
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