Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) ProvideS an Affordable, EFFECTIVE Boarding School for TROUBLED Girls. WE WORK WITH AT-RISK GIRLS Who have Sought to Fill a Void in Their Hearts through Misbehavior, Self-Harm or Rebellion Against God and Their Family.
After parents of troubled girls have tried other tactics like relocation, counseling, and medication, they often turn to Teen Challenge. Some have been told by loved ones that it would be best for their girl to get away from the negative influences in her life and away from home for a while. So, they make the call for the help of a Christian boarding school like Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The usual prospective resident at the Teen Challenge Girl’s Academy in Alabama was once bright and talented; however, because of poor choices or an uncaring attitude, her life may end up far different from what everyone hoped for. Where there were once excelling grades, there is academic failure. Where there were once athletic, artistic, or musical abilities, there is a loss of interest. The 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 an alternate and dangerous path in life.
Girls who are enrolled at Teen Challenge for Girls typically came to us with behaviors such these:
- Loss of a positive self-image
- Self-Injurious Behaviors or Thoughts
- Manipulation of Family and Parents
- Dangerous Behavior
Many times, prior to choosing CGA, families have gotten some help from psychiatry and the prescription of medication. While psychotropic medications can help alleviate the symptoms of deeper issues, 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 deeper 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 family’s psychiatrist.
A Teen Challenge Girls Academy May Be the Right Answer
Many times, adolescents have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their inappropriate decisions; sometimes by well-intending authorities in their life. For these reasons, teenagers are not always entirely certain of the need for change in their lives. However, the parent is convinced of the need for intervention, because their daughter is obviously headed for disaster if such actions persist. The Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy is an intervention program, hopefully helping make a change in troubled teenagers’ lives before they become an adult habitually demonstrating a dangerous lifestyle.
Teen Challenge for Girls offers parents an opportunity to daily see the total transformation that can happen in the lives of teenagers. This total transformation can be seen in positive new demeanors marked by:
- Reconciliation with God and family
- Acknowledgment of past wrongs, accepting responsibility, and seeking forgiveness
- Acceptance of the unique individual they are
- Getting caught up in school
- Gifts and talents begin to excel again
- Becomes a positive influence on others
- Speaks truthfully and makes the truth a part of her life
- Submits to authority
- Begins to have a vision for a positive future
- A joyful and serene attitude.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or inquire using the online inquiry form to discover more. We enroll young women from Alaska year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from around the country who are troubled by life-controlling issues.
The Columbus Girls Academy is a Teen Challenge program for girls, located in Seale, Alabama, and it is arguably the most advanced and well equipped and staffed such program in the nation. There are other such Teen Challenge girls programs across the United States.