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The choices teens make today can affect their future for better or worse. If your adolescent is exhibiting problematic behaviors that are endangering your teen’s health, happiness, and prospects, it may be time for an intervention. Fortunately, it isn’t too late for your teen to make better choices and turn his or her life around. Turning Winds, a therapeutic boarding school, has been helping teens do precisely that since 2002. We believe that every young person has the potential to do great things in life and can succeed when given the right support and guidance. Let us guide you on your journey to provide a brighter future for your teen.  We have facilitated spectacular change in the lives of over one-thousand youth and will continue to be advocate for promoting positive change for many more thousand teenagers in the years to come. 

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

Teens are in a unique place, caught between childhood and becoming adults. Part of this process involves asserting their independence while taking on new responsibilities. Yet teens do not have a fully formed frontal lobe to think through consequences and long-term effects of their choices. You, as a parent, want to help your teen through this transition. But it is hard to know how, especially when your adolescent is making dangerous or destructive choices. If your teen is acting out in a manner or degree that goes beyond normal teen rebellion, your adolescent is most likely experiencing some type of distress.

A therapeutic boarding school and teen treatment center uses various forms of clinical work to uncover the root of youth’s troubles to heal their pain and resolve the resulting behaviors now and going forward. Academics are also crucial during this time to build a foundation that what nature has done for these teens mental and physical well-being. We understand that sending your child away from home and to treatment center out-of-state can be unnerving, but it’s the best opportunity for your kiddo to not only heal, but learn new things, try new activities, and meet new people all while discovering their true self and building a foundation so that they may live a life full of purpose, happiness, and success.

Location, Location, Location

When your teen is struggling, tensions may be high while your life revolves around trying to keep your adolescent out of harm’s way. Sending your teen to a program out-of-state can give everyone in your home the opportunity to recuperate and heal without constant conflict. The distance will provide you the time and peace of mind to deal with other aspects of your life or the needs of other children in your care. At the same time, your teen will have the opportunity for a fresh start to develop responsibility and independence while away from home. So in your search for the best treatment program for your teen, consider a program located in a natural environment that incorporates wilderness into the program. Being exposed to the outdoors offers many benefits both to teens’ mental and physical health.

Length of Stay

The length of a program is nearly as important as the treatment plan. When teens have gone down a troubling path, they are often mired in certain destructive patterns. It takes time for them to be willing and able to change their choices and then work, with professional support, to transform their habits. When at-risk youth are not able to take the necessary time to do the hard work, they are likely to regress into old negative patterns once they return home. So at least three months to a year or more is recommended for the best results.

Can Turning Winds Help My Teen?

Turning Winds has a proven track record of helping at-risk youth and providing them an environment that instills personal growth and the motivation to continue working on self-development. Our staff of highly-trained professionals uses evidence-based practices to support academic success and mental and emotional wellness. Our program is rooted in teens fully engaging in the process and taking responsibility for their progress.

We also believe that healthy familial relationships are vital to teen’s ability to make lasting change, especially once they return home. Because of this, we include family counseling and aftercare to resolve past conflict and help families learn new communication skills to build healthy relationships going forward. While in our program, teens also develop positive relationships with our staff and other students who become a support group upon whom young people can rely. Becoming a part of the Turning Winds family means you and your teen will always have somewhere to turn when life gets tough.

Missouri Health & Human Service Resources

United Ways in Missouri

211 in Missouri

SAMHSA (Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) Missouri resources

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Missouri meetings

Missouri Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups

Missouri NA (Narcotics Anonymous) 

Nar Anon Missouri meetings

Youth in Need – Missouri LGBTQ resources

NAMI Missouri

Heal With Turning Winds

Recovery is possible and closer than it may seem. The caring professionals at Turning Winds are ready to help your teen and family with the information and resources you need to make an informed decision. So make a change for your adolescent by contacting us today to learn more about the opportunities that await your family.

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