Turning Winds Louisiana Connections

Louisiana is known for its festivities and legacy culinary foods such as Gumbo and Jambalaya.  With all the fun that Louisiana offers, it lacks essential treatment networks for teens. Turning Winds caters to residents of Louisiana as a solution for teens struggling with mental health.  One of the hardest parts of being a parent is when your adolescent is in a crisis, and you are unable to help. If it feels like you are in over your head and unable to reach your at-risk teen, we are here to support you. At Turning Winds, our mission is to help troubled teens turn their lives around and create a sustainable path of success.

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

You want to understand what is behind your teen’s troubling behavior and help resolve it. Teens act out for many different reasons. Adolescents may be blowing off school, acting defiant or disrespectful, experimenting with illegal substances or alcohol, or exhibiting signs of mental or emotional distress. As frustrating as these behaviors are, it does not mean your teen is bad or beyond help. Struggling teens are usually dealing with a mental, emotional, or behavioral issue they are unable to handle on their own.

Punishments and consequences will not help at this point, and only further harm your relationship. Therapeutic boarding schools are designed to support at-risk youth in healing the core issues that lead to their problematic behaviors. These programs use a combination of evidence-based therapies, practices, and activities combined with academic classes to serve students best and prepare them for future success.

Location, Location, Location

While you might automatically look for support programs close to home, there are many benefits to broadening your search. By expanding your search outside your local area, you can find therapeutic boarding schools or teen treatment centers that meet the criteria to best help your teen. Attending a program further from home offers multiple benefits by separating your teen from the harmful environment he or she has constructed at home. Staying in a new place will open your teen up to new experiences and different perspectives through interacting with other young people on a similar path to self-discovery and recovery. It also offers youth a chance for a fresh start by removing them from the destructive influences they are surrounded by and dependent upon.

Length of Stay

You want your teen to get back to their happy, healthy, true self as soon as possible. Short term treatment programs promise quick results. Unfortunately, after investing much time and money, families often discover short-term programs do not result in long-lasting change. It takes time for young people to make authentic changes and heal the deep issues with which they are struggling. Teens are often resistant and need time and reassurance that they are in a safe environment before they can even start the process of recovery. Three months to a year or more is the recommended program length to promote life-changing results rather than a temporary fix.

Insurance and Cost

Saving your teen and his or her future is priceless. That said, the best treatment can be costly because of all that is entailed in an effective program. Still, you may not have to choose between helping your teen and your finances. Many insurance companies cover part of the cost of treatment programs. So you can contact your insurance provider or the programs you are interested in for more information. Some treatment programs also offer or have resources for scholarships, financial aid opportunities, fundraising ideas, and support. There are other ways to make treatment for your teen affordable as well. 

Can Turning Winds Help My Teen?

Turning Winds provides evidence-based treatment for at-risk teens. We utilize our mountain location to our clients’ advantage by incorporating the surrounding natural landscape into our activities and programs. This helps young people to build character and a sense of responsibility for themselves and the environment. Our staff of nurturing and skilled professionals are passionate about helping teens turn their lives around to reach their full potential. We offer not only a well-regarded treatment program but an accredited high school so students can continue their studies. Families also participate in our program, as rebuilding the relationship between family members is essential to the recovery process and helps set teens up for success when they return home.

Louisiana Health & Human Service Resources

United Ways in Louisiana

Louisiana 211

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) Louisiana resources

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Louisiana meetings

Al-Anon Meetings in Louisiana

Louisiana Region Narcotics Anonymous

Nar-Anon Louisiana groups

PACE – LGBTQ Resources

NAMI Louisiana

Heal With Turning Winds

If you are worried about your teen’s current path, you are not alone. Turning Winds is here to help you with resources, information, and guidance. We believe every teen deserves the best care available and want to support young people’s journey, whether it with us or another program. So contact us today to get your teen started on the road to recovery!

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