Programs for Troubled Teens From Alaska
Many Alaska families feel like they have to walk on eggshells around their daughter, as she struggles with the transition into adolescence. In the blink of an eye, a girl can shift from being a happy child into someone that may be impossible to recognize. Unfortunately, simply waiting the period out does not always work: since these early years are significant in defining a girl’s adult personality, a parent’s help is vital in ensuring a healthy future. Programs for troubled teens can help young girls who feel lost during this overwhelming period of their lives.
Asheville Academy for Girls is a nationally-recognized program for troubled teens that takes a more compassionate approach to helping Alaska get their daughter back. We don’t necessarily like the word troubled as we have had years of experience watching girls overcome the troubles they’ve faced. Asheville Academy for Girls is specifically designed to assist girls 10-14 through the most difficult years of their lives.
Strengthening our students’ relationships with their families is our main priority at Asheville Academy for Girls. Even when families believe that rebuilding their relationship is hopeless, Asheville Academy for Girls’ program for troubled teens reconnects parents and children and gives them a foundation for years of communication and support. Alaska parents work closely with our experienced professionals to help their daughter overcome challenges she faces during puberty.
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Asheville Academy for Girls’ Program Helps Troubled Teens from Alaska
There are many reasons Asheville Academy for Girls is unique among programs for troubled teens. For one, Asheville Academy for Girls offers a therapeutic boarding school. Many Alaska girls have a hard time in traditional school settings, with problems ranging from academic struggles to bullying and social rejection. The negative experiences they have at school may be compounded if they lead to a decline in their academic performance. Moreover, teachers can find themselves overworked and underprepared to provide individualized attention to every student. The opposite is true at Asheville Academy for Girls.
With an accredited academic program, Asheville Academy for Girls guarantees that students are learning material that is consistent with the local curriculum. Unlike many other programs for troubled teens, Asheville Academy for Girls ensures that a child is never far removed from “real life” during their therapeutic journey. We reject the idea of young girls being troubled and follow an approach that looks at underlying issues contributing to their unhealthy coping mechanisms.
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