What are Therapeutic Boarding Schools for Troubled Girls?
Therapeutic boarding schools for troubled young women are highly specialized facilities that offer both therapeutic and academic services. These facilities cater to struggling adolescent girls who behavioral experts classify as, "troubled teens."
In addition to providing careful 24-hour/7-days-a-week supervision under the watchful eyes of expertly trained staff and licensed therapists, therapeutic boarding schools for troubled girls (ages 12-17) also equip students with a self-paced, fully certified high school education.
In fact, some of the nation's top-tier therapeutic boarding schools even offer college preparatory work for their facility's more gifted students - not unlike that of a traditional boarding school.
However, while there are numerous reputable therapeutic boarding schools for girls available for parents from all parts of the US to choose from, there is a significantly higher percentage of facilities that have earned a less than glowing track record with parents and student alumni, alike, due to their abysmal success rates in actually treating the complex mental and emotional issues of troubled teenagers.
With this in mind, it is crucial for parents to do their research and choose a program that best suits the needs of their troubled daughter.
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you... This I command you, that you love one another." John 15:12-14,17
Why are Programs like Therapeutic Boarding Schools Important?
As for why therapeutic boarding schools are important in today's America, the answer is simple: rampant undertreated mental illnesses and behavioral disorders has created an epidemic of millions of troubled teens - namely with adolescent girls.
A significant portion of the adolescent demographic will someday (very soon) become the leaders of our nation.
More specifically, according to the latest research, roughly 20% of American teens suffer from at least one type of severe mental health disorder.
To put that in perspective, that's around 8.3 million teenage boys and girls suffering from a potentially life-threatening mental illness. And, while not every mentally ill teen becomes what behavioral experts would consider 'troubled' a significant portion of the nearly 10 million mentally ill teens turn to self-destructive behaviors that warrant residential treatment.
With mentally ill and troubled youth reaching epidemic numbers, the rise in residential programs, like therapeutic boarding schools, has risen to meet the soaring demand of parents in need of such a program.
The Prevalence of Therapeutic Boarding Schools
With the last decades' meteoric rise in therapeutic boarding schools and similar treatment programs for troubled girls, parents need to be aware of the fact that - just like any other type of booming industry eager to capitalize on needful customers - not all boarding schools for troubled teens are created equal.
With that in mind, Clearview would like to remind parents to do all the possible research and conduct the most extensive inquiry they can on any potential treatment facility before sending their daughter.
Unfortunately, all too often parents of troubled teens make the mistake of sending their child to a less than optimal facility that ends up creating more problems for their family in the long run.
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this, the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:7-11
Clearview Girls Academy, a Top Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls
At Clearview, girls receive an individual treatment plan aligned with their medical, emotional, and psychological needs.
Our multi-disciplinary personnel is dedicated to helping each resident start on a new and more productive path in life. The clinical staff both on and off-campus is made up of psychiatric specialists, primary care physicians, a dentist, an orthodontist, & licensed psychotherapists, as well as teachers, mentors & residential care staff.
Clearview Girls Academy is a top-rated therapeutic boarding school for teenage girls troubled with life-controlling issues or misbehavior that may be threatening their future.
Our therapists work with girls who are acting out or making inappropriate decisions due to emotional issues stemming from: major trauma or loss in their life, physical or mental abuse, death of a loved one, or attachment disorders related to adoption. We also specialize in treating eating disorders and self-harming.