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Boot Camp for Troubled Teens in Boise

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Clean, comfortable, and safe living areas

Hyper-focused on family engagement and support

One-on-one attention in a small group setting

Rethinking the teen boot camp approach

If you’re living with an adolescent struggling with severe behavioral issues, you know how emotionally exhausting it can be. In fact, the situation might get so bad that you even consider sending your child to a teen boot camp.

However, these programs’ stringent, military-style methods might not be the best choice for adolescents grappling with serious behavioral health challenges. They can even make things worse. You need a program that discerns and addresses the root causes of your teen’s difficulties instead of using heavy-handed psychological tactics to treat symptoms. Such an approach fosters lasting transformation through understanding, empathy, and unwavering support. 

Why traditional boot camps may not solve your teen’s problems

Traditional juvenile boot camps stamp out rebellious behavior through strict discipline, absolute obedience, aggressive confrontations, and rigid regimens. While this approach might benefit teens with minor behavioral issues who need such structure, it’s counterproductive for those managing more serious problems.

A primary criticism of teen boot camps is that they fail to address the root causes of psychological challenges. This shortcoming makes them less effective for adolescents battling complex mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or oppositional-defiant disorder.

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Key limitations of teen boot camps

Boot camps may seem like an easy fix for teen behavioral issues, but they come with significant drawbacks. Let’s break down some of their limitations. Such programs

  • Are unable to address complex mental health issues 
  • Tend to overlook teens’ psychological backgrounds 
  • Fail to treat underlying causes
  • Apply a cookie-cutter approach
  • Involve families minimally
  • Prioritize obedience over well-being
  • Offer insufficient academic support 

Teen residential treatment

More effective than a boot camp’s one-size-fits-all approach is a treatment option precisely tailored to your troubled teen’s needs. At Avery’s House, we specialize in customized solutions for adolescents’ behavioral challenges. Our residential treatment program in Boise offers a therapeutic environment that fosters healthier behaviors, emotional growth, and psychological well-being. 

Personalized and compassionate care at Avery’s House

At Avery’s House, we provide specialized residential mental health treatment tailored to the unique needs of adolescents. Our program is a superior alternative to Boise teen boot camps because it offers

  • A supportive, nonjudgmental setting where teens feel safe to express themselves 
  • A team of highly trained, empathetic professionals, including licensed therapists and other mental health specialists focused on adolescent needs
  • An emphasis on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of each child’s mental health challenges
  • Enhanced family dynamics resulting from involving teens’ families in their treatment
  • Training in essential life skills, such as emotional regulation, effective communication, and self-awareness
  • Academic support that boosts educational success by teaching skills for managing classroom interactions, completing assignments, and handling presentations 
  • Individualized medication management for those who need it  
  • Thorough aftercare planning and transitional support to ensure smooth reintegration into everyday life 

Our teen residential treatment is particularly beneficial for teens who

  • Are transitioning from or about to transition from an inpatient or hospital stabilization program
  • Tried outpatient programs (PHP or IOP levels) but require more support
  • Need a break from familiar surroundings to focus on recovery

Shawna Chandler

Chief Clinical Officer

Therapeutic services included

We customize each teen’s therapeutic journey based on their unique personality, challenges, and goals. Here are a few of our services:

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Case management
  • Experiential therapies
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Community-based activities
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma-informed care
  • LGBTQ allyship

We accept insurance

We partner with most major insurance providers to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Let’s check if your provider will cover your teen’s treatment costs.