- A therapeutic boarding school is often considered Behavioral Health or Mental Health group home.
- Residential treatment centers offer a wide range of services, including medical care, mental health, education, and substance abuse recovery. The facilities provide a group home experience for the resident under the supervision of a clinical team. There’s a cost associated with the treatment.
Most parents of troubled teens searching for a group home for their teen are searching for a residential treatment facility that will provide evidence-based therapy and an opportunity for their child to pursue their education.
Turning Winds Therapeutic Program for Residents
Our program combines therapeutic, wilderness, and academic elements, providing the service that parents often mistakenly look for in a group home. We support adolescents with psychological health concerns, conduct and behavior difficulties, substance misuse, and dependence. Through our certified academic program, teens gain enthusiasm for learning and realize they can excel in school.
Our licensed therapeutic staff is dedicated to providing troubled teens with the skills they must learn to live healthier lives. In the surroundings of the beautiful outdoors, they participate in various daily activities that are always centered on therapeutic learning.
With our 5:1 student-to-staff ratio, no teen falls through the cracks. Each of our students is an example of a recovering teenage boy or girl. We provide the individual therapy treatment they need to overcome the life obstacles that have held them back from living a valuable and healthy life.
To inquire about our program, parents can contact one of our expert intake counselors at 1-800-845-1380
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Parents who are searching for help for their children often seek group homes for teens and need to educate themselves on what these facilities can and cannot offer and who they serve.
State-run Mental Health Group Homes
State-run group homes for mentally ill youths and children with disabilities. Also known as care homes, these are usually sponsored and regulated by state agencies. Typically these care facilities offer housing for mentally and physically disabled youths and are staffed by house parents.
Usually, a married couple plays a parenting role in caring for the individuals living in the home. Some have additional staff to help care for the residents. These homes work mostly with children who cannot live with their families or on their own. These group home environments are generally not therapeutic and do not foster true change.
Privately owned transitional living facilities. There are several types of halfway homes. Some are transitional and offer short-term housing to people who need to rebuild their lives after leaving jail or rehab.
Some are sober group homes for individuals leaving drug rehabilitation. Some are alternatives to jails or for youths in a work-release program. These types of group homes have limited amenities.
Foster Care Homes
These types of group homes are residences that house minors who can’t live with their parents or other family members due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment and need to be protected.
Foster homes normally host two foster children unless there are more siblings. They provide a safe and nurturing environment and teach children life skills.
Group Homes for Girls
Although Turning Winds is an alternative to a group home for girls. Our therapeutic program fosters true change by helping girls understand the underlying mental health issues that may be to blame for their behaviors and choices.
Turning Winds seeks to give troubled girls a new outlook on life. We encourage our girls to discover themselves, develop, and recognize their worth. We teach them how to build their self-esteem and make intelligent decisions that will benefit their lives rather than harm them.
Through therapy, teens can learn the skills they must possess to avoid returning to substance abuse and addiction or manage their mental health diagnosis. We teach them skills to manage their condition and live productively happier lives. We treat girls wrestling with sleep disorders, body issues, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, drug use, or hypochondriasis.
With our Co-ed experience, girls discover how to interact socially with boys so they can learn to become socially mature. While parents often believe that a group home for girls is better. Research has shown that single-gender facilities do not adequately prepare teens for acclimating to normal society once they graduate from the program.