Group Homes in Alaska
As a premier therapeutic program for struggling adolescents from Alaska, Turning Winds provides valued assistance to teenagers experiencing clinical depression, adoption (attachment disorder), and/or academic failure.
While the greatest strides in the areas of therapy, treatment, and long-term rehabilitation are known to be made in therapeutic group homes for teens, there can be some confusion as to what a group home is. In the past, group homes in Alaska were associated primarily with individuals may have had psychiatric disorders or disabilities, or were referred to as "shelters" for those who were displaced for various reasons. In essence, they were a form of modified assisted living when individuals could not wholly care for themselves. In present times, however, this is not the case.
The term group home has grown to encompass a broader spectrum of assisted living. It now includes therapeutic programs and treatment centers that provide individualized restoration plans for teenagers who struggle with substance abuse (including marijuana), pain medication abuse/addiction, and various co-occurring issues, with an additional focus on aspects of aftercare to counsel troubled teens with healing, and find balance and prepare themselves for the real world.
While attending our group home, students will not only receive the specific treatment they need to achieve sobriety and rehabilitation, but they will also be taught the life skills they need to strengthen their character and facilitate long-term success in their recovery. Turning Winds' Group Home takes great care in the development of treatment and therapy methods, and together with the our accredited, premier academic curriculum, can help get the lives of teens from Alaska back on track.
Although Turning Winds may be located outside of Alaska, Turning Winds accepts enrollments from struggling teenagers from all over the US. Also, it is beneficial to have troubled teens receive assistance away from the harmful influence of their unsupportive peer group.
Turning Winds is a premier residential treatment center, specializing in a variety of therapeutic intervention strategies (CBT, DBT, behavioral therapy) and life skills development and experiential education for teens in Alaska; experiencing food addiction (binge eating, overeating), pain medication abuse/addiction, and/or bullying (or being bullied) issues. To find out more about our program, parents can contact of our licensed family advocates at (800) 845-1380 today!
Girls Group Home
While a girls group home is a great option when seeking treatment for struggling adolescents in Alaska, but when it comes to comprehensive, successful results, co-ed facilities are the preferred choice. Throughout the treatment process, exposure to one’s peers on a day to day basis can re-enforce any progress made in therapy, and also provides a healthy, supportive environment for teens to learn to interact with one another in a positive manner.
While group homes do aid in the restoration process by giving a safe place for teenagers to get counsel for their pain medication abuse/addiction, substance abuse (including marijuana) or mental health trials, co-ed facilities in particular are more advantageous when it comes to academics and personal development.
Boys Group Home
Recent research has shown that even as young as elementary school, children benefit from a co-ed learning environment – and these benefits are magnified when it comes to teenagers. In fact, private or independent facilities that offer a co-ed program not only achieve better academic results, but their social, critical thinking, and communication skills as bolstered as well. Additionally, teens of both sexes can learn from each other socially, and the diversity experienced not only better reflects society, but it helps those in recovery to avoid developing biases toward gender stereotyping.
At Turning Winds, we know treatment is not limited to substance abuse (including marijuana) or mental health issues alone. Adolescence is a difficult time, and ensuring our students are strong and well-prepared to assimilate successfully into the real world is part of our goal. We at Turning Winds know that a co-ed group home will not only help fortify the foundation of a teen’s life in sobriety, but it will also build their character and counsel them with learning the skills they will need for a successful future.
Mental Health Group Homes
Troubled teens from Alaska, experiencing pain medication abuse/addiction and substance abuse (including marijuana) are rarely free of additional co-occurring issues or disorders. Whether it is academic failure, behavioral trials, depression, or mental health troubles of any kind, treating one issue without treating the other inevitably hinders rehabilitation. We at Turning Winds are committed to remedying the whole person. Not only do we customize therapy according to an individual teen’s needs, but we also provide the kind of academic curriculum and therapeutic treatment options necessary for a full and complete restoration.
Restoration is key when it comes to healing, and some of the therapeutic treatments provided at our group home include basing our practices within the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methodology. Implementing the use of CBT in treatment still allows for counselors to utilize varying theoretical schools of thought for individualized treatment plans (when necessary), however at our core, we employ a humanistic - relationship-based Rogerian approach. This type of approach focuses on a person-centered mindset, which is why Turning Winds also delivers outdoor adventure therapy experiences to help re-focus troubled teenagers and help them regain their self-confidence.
When it comes to academics, our students excel far and above conventional expectations. On average, each student at Turning Winds will complete two years of schools during their 12-month stay and maintain a 3.5 GPA. It is also not uncommon for students to raise their GPA by a full letter grade during this same period, and we believe it is our devotion to smaller class sizes and our individualized, comprehensive learning model that provides such quality results.
Turning Winds is a renowned residential treatment center and therapeutic boarding school, committed to a variety of therapeutic intervention strategies (CBT, DBT, behavioral therapy) and outdoor recreation and adventure therapy for adolescents from Alaska experiencing behavioral misconduct, anxiety disorder, and/or clinical depression trials. Contact one of our experienced family advocates at (800) 845-1380 to get licensed assistance for your at-risk adolescent today!
National Organization for Parents of Troubled Teens from Alaska
Nation Association of Mental Health Planning Councils: The National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils is a non-profit organization with a nation-wide membership that includes members of the mental health planning councils from Alaska. NAMHPAC provides assistance, policy development, knowledge products, and technical assistance to the nation’s Alaska-based mental health planning and advisory councils.
Alaska Area Resources for Parents of Troubled Teens
Turning Winds, who is regarded as the best residential treatment center in the US, echoes the philosophy of this premier organization of volunteers and licensed therapists; guiding and recovering troubled youth experiencing the common issues of today.
Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) serving AK residents is guided by its exemplary mission, vision and values. The Alaska Psychiatric Institue's mission is to provide emergency and court-ordered inpatient services in a safe environment while using culturally sensitive, effective, and person-centered treatment followed by referrals to the appropriate levels of care and support for young adult recovery from mental illness. The API's vision is for excellent experiences for young adults and their families, community support, students & staff with excellent quality treatment and the best practices in mental health care.
Turning Winds is the first choice for Alaska parents seeking a premier academic institute to offer help to their troubled child experiencing substance abuse (including marijuana), behavioral misconduct, or ADD/ADHD (attentional disorder). Because working with highly resistant teens is challenging, most programs rely on level systems, punishments, and other behavioral techniques to manage a student’s behavior. Here at Turning Winds, we recognize that the circumstances of one struggling child doesn’t always apply to all of our students. Because of this, Turning Winds is committed to the management of each teen’s needs, and we do this with professionalism and care.
It’s our absolute respect for every student (and family) that we work with that sets our academic institute apart from the others. Turning Winds’s therapists acknowledge and appreciate the common issues that teenagers from Alaska are faced with every day. With decades of collective experience in the residential treatment center industry, our therapists can quickly identify and help pain medication abuse/addiction issues, challenges related to clinical depression, and the causes for academic failure.
Because of our premier a variety of therapeutic intervention strategies (CBT, DBT, behavioral therapy) and outdoor recreation and adventure therapy, troubled teenagers can grow to be healthy adults, and Turning Winds’s students can emerge as strong people who are motivated to succeed. Turning Winds recognizes that the entire family needs the assistance that our experienced therapists offer; so that your child can be rehabilitated and whole. Turning Winds’ family advocates can be reached immediately at (800) 845-1380.