Individual Mentoring

Each Student is specially assigned to the caseload of a CGA on-site mentor. Along with individual and group mentoring, our team is also responsible to ensure a smooth delivery of all of CGA’s services to the student and family. The team member is the point of contact for the family, available to answer questions and give updates on the students progress.

Group Sessions

cga-9Group sessions occur on a regular basis, guided by our trained team members here at CGA.  This time is utilized to allow students an opportunity to grapple with and resolve commonly faced issues.  Students learn to constructively express their thoughts, ideas, and questions in an environment where each member is accepted and respected.  Group sessions are not utilized to scrutinize individual members or to glorify past poor decisions.  The focus in group sessions at CGA is on change and growth.   Topics or Resources used may include:

  • Anger and Personal Rights, Dave Batty
  • Breaking Free, Beth Moore
  • Growing Through Failure, Dave Batty
  • Pathway to Christian Character, Insight Group
  • Seeing Yourself in God’s Image, Dave Batty
  • Total Forgiveness, R.T. Kendall
Bible-Based Spiritual Curriculum

The first hour of each school day is devoted to  our bible-based curriculum , which is designed in such a way to emphasize introspective thinking and works hand-in-hand with our program. Tailored for the individual student, the work required encourages our students to examine areas of their lives that are in need of change, change that comes through knowing God – His character and His word. Students are required to complete 11 units before graduation from our program which is accomplished through meeting daily and weekly goals. The curriculum has several different components with many tailored options, the following examples name just a few:

I. Scripture Reading and Memorization

II. Character Quality Studies, including topics such as:

  • Obedience
  • Humility
  • Self Control
  • Courage
  • Responsibility
  • Special Projects such as:
  • God’s Plan for the Family
  • Does God Have Plans for my World?
  • A New Way of Talking
  • Forgiveness

III. Book Reports on Books such as:

  • Search for Significance
  • Safe People
  • Boundaries
Evening Group Time

This special time of sharing is staff directed and designed to promote growth and unity in the dorm. Some of the topics that may be discussed include:

  • Positive Peer Influence
  • Accountability
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Peer Reconciliation/Conflict Resolution

THE FOLLOWING IS TO HELP US BE FOUND IN SEARCH, IT DOES NOT REFLECT OUR PROGRAM OR LICENSING:  Should you need help finding residential schools for troubled youth, military boarding schools, teen challenge schoolsschools for troubled girls, or Christian boarding schools, please let us know.  Parents looking for therapeutic boarding schools for troubled girls and military schools for girls typically have a troubled girl.  Such therapeutic boarding schools for girls and girls homes provide help for troubled teens. Other girls-only therapeutic schools and Christian boarding schools for girls are places to send troubled youth.  The difference between an all-girl military school and a troubled teen therapeutic school has to do with discipline and methods they use. Typical Christian boarding schools are not places to send troubled youth, since they have no therapy and little discipline for troubled girls — they usually will not enroll troubled teens and are not considered troubled teen schools, unlike therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers for troubled girls, and Christian boarding schools just for troubled teen girls – a school for troubled girls.

Therapeutic Activities - Teen Challenge School for Girls

Therapeutic activities of the Columbus Girls Academy located in Alabama.