What is a Therapeutic Boarding School?
Therapeutic boarding schools are alternative schools that - in addition to educating students - specialize in providing psychiatric care for troubled teens. These specialized facilities provide behavioral and emotional treatment to teens that would be impossible for them to receive at a traditional boarding school. Whereas traditional boarding schools offer regular classes, therapeutic boarding schools provide psychological treatment to rehabilitate them from mental, physical, and emotional pain, enabling their out-of-control behaviors. Therapeutic boarding schools are optimal destinations for teenage girls who are in need of establishing themselves mentally, emotionally, and in some cases, even spiritually.
Why Students Attend Therapeutic Schools
The profile of a student who attends therapeutic boarding schools has psychological, behavioral, and emotional issues to overcome. Therapeutic boarding schools cater to those who, due to out-of-control behaviors and underlying psychiatric, require round-the-clock attention and residence. While not always the case, many students of therapeutic boarding schools have a history of drug and alcohol experimentation or abuse.
Note: Parents need to remember that while their situation may seem dire right now, reputable therapeutic boarding schools are exceptional in treating out-of-control behaviors. With proper treatment, a troubled teen is highly likely to attain full rehabilitation at the right facility.
While some students require a drug-free residence due to substance experimentation or addiction, there is a myriad of other types of students that benefit from a therapeutic boarding school environment, including those with issues stemming from:
- Behavioral disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Reactive attachment disorder
- Eating disorders
- Academic difficulties or failures
Regardless of their unique personal issues, teens who benefit from therapeutic boarding schools are those who - for a variety of reasons like the ones listed above - need to be removed from their current environment to overcome behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric obstacles.
It's also important for parents to do their due diligence when seeking a therapeutic boarding school's services. While locating the perfect therapeutic boarding school may sound daunting at first, parents will be able to suss out the best-suited programs by simply sleuthing google for any prospective program's track record. What's more, any worthwhile program will be able to provide parents with any and all questions they may have for them.
The Therapeutic Component
The main difference between therapeutic boarding schools and traditional ones is the therapeutic aspect. In addition to regular schooling, teens are provided with psychological counseling and cutting-edge therapeutic methods of treating mental health issues.
In order to do so, therapeutic boarding schools are staffed by psychiatric professionals who specialize in treating troubled teens’ underlying mental health-related issues. Incidentally, many therapeutic boarding schools are founded by psychiatrists or other mental health professionals.
Students of a therapeutic boarding school typically undergo regularly scheduled therapy sessions. While one-on-one therapy is a fundamental aspect, these facilities also rely on group therapy sessions where students can engage other students about their similar issues. This communal therapy aspect is invaluable in helping teens develop close-knit bonds with their fellow classmates, with whom they rehabilitate at a more efficient rate.
The Academic Component
Therapeutic boarding schools, while therapeutically dynamic, are at the end of the day, still schools. Moreover, top-tier therapeutic boarding schools offer dynamic academic services to their students.
Many therapeutic boarding schools are fully accredited schools that utilize computer-based curriculum by licensed teachers.
Programs like Clearview Girls Academy specialize in GPA & credit repair for students who have let their grades slip.
Additional Transitional Services Upon Returning Home
Rehabilitation is only the beginning. Sustaining rehabilitation is equally essential. Incidentally, leading therapeutic boarding schools provide additional services after their students graduate from their program and return home.
Clearview Girls Academy - Therapeutic Boarding School and Residential Treatment Center for Girls
Clearview Girls Academy offers affordable, expert treatment for life-controlling issues and disorders in girls, including attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior, and issues involved with adoption.
With over 25 years of serving teenage girls' lives, Clearview Girls Academy is one of the longest-running therapeutic boarding schools in the Pacific Northwest.
A Therapeutically Balanced, Christ-based Program
While we specialize in providing teenage girls with cutting-edge therapeutic treatments, we are a Christ-based program at our core.
In other words, at the end of the day, while we provide therapeutically balanced treatment, we believe that Jesus is the only answer. That said, we do not force any girl or family member to comply with the Bible's teaching. We unapologetically encourage our female students to engage the Word of God at their own pace during their own personal growth process.
"May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance." - 2 Thessalonians 3:5
Clearview Girls Academy - a therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center for girls.
Clearview Girls Academy is an affordable, therapeutic boarding school that specializes in treating life-controlling issues and disorders in girls, including attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior, and issues involved with adoption.
You Will Be Pleasantly Surprised that Our Rates Are WELL BELOW Therapeutic Boarding Schools Around the Country, Without Sacrificing Quality of Care.
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