Turning Winds Hawaii Connections

When your teen’s behavior and mental or emotional help has deteriorated beyond your ability to help, it can be scary and isolating. You may feel unsure of what to do and overwhelmed by all the options available. We at Turning Winds understand this struggle and have been helping teens and their families heal since 2002. If you feel stuck and don’t know where to go next, we can help you understand the process and support you. We will provide you resources and information to find the treatment program that is right for you and your teen.

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

You want your child to get support, but not at the expense of their education. Our treatment program and therapeutic boarding school offer educational facilities where students live full time. Our program also provides therapy, intervention, supervision, structure, and other services to help support teens dealing with specific problems. Troubled adolescents who attend our programs are not judged and punished. Instead, teens engage in evidence-based therapy with proven benefits. They also enjoy activities and experiences that build their self-confidence by challenging them and teaching them new skills.

Location, Location, Location

It is understandable to want to keep your teen close to home. But ultimately, many families benefit from some time apart to ease the tension and be ready to repair their relationship. Additionally, for many teens, leaving behind their harmful environment and the negative patterns or social groups they were attached to is vital for recovery. Going away to a treatment center or therapeutic boarding school gives students a chance for a fresh start in a safe and positive environment. Considering programs further away from home opens up your options to find the best match. Exposure to a different environment also gives your teen a fresh perspective and new experiences.

Length of Stay

Many short term programs promise quick results in as few as 30-60 days. There are also plenty of outpatient programs for at-risk teens to attend part-time while still living at home. Either of these may be appealing to keep your adolescent close to home during the process. Unfortunately, for young people who are struggling, a short program is not sufficient time to turn a troubled youth’s entire life around. Although your teen may come home sooner or be able to stay at home, the adolescent is likely to fall back into the same patterns. It takes many teens 30-60 days to adjust to a program or even buy-in to the concept. Lasting change takes time and effort. So programs that offer at least three months to a year are more impactful.

Insurance and Cost

When considering sending your teen to a private treatment center for a more extended stay with intensive support, you may be concerned about extremely high costs. If you have insurance, it may cover part of the cost of care for your teen as a mental health service. When you contact the programs you are interested in, ask for more information on how to find out what your insurance covers. Also, ask what other options or financial aid or scholarships are available. While the price may seem daunting, many options can make it more affordable. When it comes to your child’s mental health, it is worth looking into.

Can Turning Winds Help My Teen?

Turning Winds is a supportive, well-regarded treatment center and therapeutic boarding school. We aim to aid at-risk teens dealing with a variety of problems affecting their home life. We offer both a wilderness program and residential treatment, both of which are hailed as the most effective types of intervention programs. Our teens come to us for help with all kinds of concerns, including struggles with mental or emotional health, severe negative behaviors, and substance abuse. When teens struggle with these challenging and often dangerous choices, they and their parents may feel like it is a lost cause. The seemingly inevitable path of self-destruction, however, can be curtailed. With the right kind of treatment and care, none of these challenges are insurmountable.

Turning Winds recognizes the importance of finding the right type of supportive environment for at-risk youth. Whether you have questions for us or need support in your search for treatment in Hawaii, we are available to help. Contact us at 800-845-1380 for more information.

Hawaii Health & Human Service Resources

Aloha United Way

2-1-1 Virginia provides resources, information, support, and help through the state in local communities.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) Hawaii resource

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Hawaii meetings

Al-Anon /Al-Ateen Family Groups Hawaii

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Hawai’i 

Nar-Anon Hawaii

Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation


Heal With Turning Winds

Families from Hawaii can trust that Turning Winds is a haven for teens struggling with any number of issues. We provide a supportive atmosphere and ensure young people don’t miss out on their education. Since opening in 2002, we have honored our commitment to treat clients and students as individuals with their own unique needs and challenges. As a result, we can help each of our clients make positive life-long changes. Every adolescent should have that opportunity, whether they reside with us or elsewhere. Let us help guide you in the right direction for your family!

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