Future Expectations Todaytroubled youth programs
 
 
 

The Program

 
 

Road to Recovery.

Our programs

Our camps for troubled teen are designed to help each teen understand what is blocking them from pursuing a constructive purpose in life. Only then, can a lasting change occur.

We start by helping them understand that positive behavior is essential to self-approval, personal growth, and a successful future. On arrival, they find themselves in an unfamiliar environment where manipulation is no longer possible. Inappropriate behavior is confronted, consequences are assessed, and the behavior is redirected. Appropriate behavior is reinforced and rewarded. This is supported by a multi-level merit system where privileges are earned by advancing through the levels.

Professionally guided, peer group counseling is used to develop a sense of personal awareness and responsibility. Borrowing from the highly successful 12-step model, the teens are guided with the help of others to face past life choices in a supportive and nurturing environment. Problem symptoms are addressed, such as alcohol/substance abuse, anger, rebellion, lack of motivation, and low self-esteem, which are in turn viewed for each individual as pieces of a larger picture.

Each teen keeps a daily journal to express and manage their feelings. As they progress, they learn to appreciate the result of their actions and to understand how those around them are affected. They learn about trust, integrity, self-worth, and the value of positive choices. At the higher program levels they become internally motivated, learning for themselves how to make the right choices for the right reasons.

Reuniting the teen with the family is the final step, but one for which creating the groundwork begins immediately. We do this through weekly parent phone calls and regularly scheduled Family Weekends conducted at the parents of one of the teens in the program. In this supportive environment, communication between the teen and family can begin again and conflict areas can be resolved. Individual family counseling is also provided. Our overriding goal is to assist families to become whole again.

Our graduates return home to lead successful lives with their families and schools. They will say yes to the people they said no to, and no to the people they said yes to.

We are pleased to include in our Road to Recovery:

• One on One (Teen) & One on One (Family)

• Process Groups, Morning Meditation (Teens & Families)

• Fireside NA/AA Meetings

• Guest Speakers

• Parents’ Meeting (When My Teen Comes Home) (Open Forum)

• Graduate Speakers
 


H Honesty  O Open Mindedness  W Willingness

C Counseling  A Awareness  R Rehabilitation  E Education
 

Honesty
Turning your will over to the fact. We admit that we were powerless over our lives and that we have become unmanageable.

Open-Mindedness
Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Make a decision to turn our well and our lives over to the care of God as we understand him. We make a seating and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Willingness
Humbly ask him to remove our shortcomings. Make a list of persons we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. We make direct amends to such people and sought through prayer and meditation to improve ourselves.

Counseling is a healing journey for teens who are struggling in their home, school, or Community. Using the most powerful methods available, combined with a deep respect and love for the individuality of each young person, teens are expertly guided to replace inappropriate behaviors and attitudes with new productive choices. Then and only then do the wounds begin to heal and the hearts begin to open. We are unique in addressing causes, as well as symptoms. Defiant manipulative and out of control behavior are masks of pain and fear that engulf a troubled teen. If we treat only the symptoms, the underlying problems remain and often resurface later in a more serious way affecting everyone around them.

Awareness
Growing up has never been easy. Today, in a world filled with violence, daily distractions of drugs, alcohol, gangs, and other negative influences, the most basis human need to feel safe and trusting becomes impossible unless you provide a safe place where teens can build trust and self-confidence and a sense of purpose. Teens achieve personal insights generating deep and lasting change.

Rehabilitation
This complex challenge is a constant part of recovery process. Teens that are unmanageable or involved in substance abuse require careful direction. Teens separated from negative influences of peer groups, are under careful direction by our professional counseling staff, and supported by fellow recovering teens. This ongoing interaction and supervision allows a teen to feel acceptance and reassurance, which is so important for self worth, and lays a foundation to begin a new and clean life.

Education
We provide a highly progressive academic program that allows students to complete course on an accelerated basis. Upon admission each student is assessed and in designed his own individual curriculum and course study. We help them achieve their education goals through a strong academic program geared to each individual. Achievement and increased motivation are natural result of personalized instruction. Academic credits are earned and valuable lost ground is made up. The curriculum is individualized and advancement is completely based on allowing each student to work at their own pace, and maximize the learning process.

 


 

 

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