Rethinking the teen boot camp approach
Caring for a teenager with severe behavioral issues can sap your emotional strength, pushing you to a breaking point. As the stress intensifies, enrolling your child in a teen boot camp may seem more and ore appealing each day.
It’s important to note, however, that most juvenile boot camps miss the mark by relying on aggressive psychological tactics better suited to battlefields than therapeutic environments. These programs, with their strict, military-style tactics, fall short in addressing adolescents’ deep-seated mental health issues. Their heavy-handed approach can even exacerbate mental health conditions.
If you don’t want to settle for this kind of treatment, find a program that will assess and address the root causes of your child’s behavioral problems. Boot camps generally lack this level of intervention.
At Avery’s House, we focus on creating meaningful, lasting change. We do this by working to understand the unique needs of each adolescent, offering unwavering support, and ensuring the highest standards of care.