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Boot Camp Alternative for Troubled Teens in Meridian

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Clean, welcoming, and secure accommodations

A focus on family engagement and support

Tailored attention in a small-group setting

Rethinking the teen boot camp approach

Living with a teenager struggling with severe behavioral challenges is one of the most emotionally exhausting ordeals you’ll ever undergo. At times, the stress may become so overwhelming that a teen boot camp for your child might seem like the only option.

However, these programs employ military-style methods and fail to consider the psychological histories of their clients.

  • 🚫 Harsh tactics: Teen boot camps often use military-style discipline that fails to meet adolescents’ psychological needs.
  • ⚠️ Limited effectiveness: These camps usually don’t address deeper mental health issues, focusing on quick behavioral fixes.
  • 🌱 Supportive alternatives: At Avery’s House, we emphasize understanding and empathy, tackling the root causes of behaviors for lasting change.

Key limitations of a boot camp for teens

Here are a few reasons why a summer camp for troubled youth may not be the best option for your child:

  • 👨‍⚕️ Insufficient clinical staff: Often lacks enough trained professionals to handle complex behavioral challenges effectively.
  • 🧠 Ignoring psychological backgrounds: Camps may overlook the individual psychological histories of attendees.
  • 🔍 Superficial treatment: They typically fail to address the underlying causes of mental health issues.
  • 👥 One-size-fits-all: Uses a generic approach not tailored to individual needs.
  • 👪 Lack of family engagement: Often underestimates the importance of involving families in the treatment process.
  • ⚖️ Obedience over well-being: Prioritizes discipline over genuine psychological support.
  • 📚 Limited academic support: Provides insufficient help to keep up with educational needs.

Teen residential treatment

Treatment designed to meet the unique needs of troubled teens is more effective than generic, one-size-fits-all approaches. At Avery’s House, we provide customized solutions that address your adolescent’s specific behavioral challenges. Our residential treatment program offers a nurturing environment that fosters healthier behaviors, sparks emotional growth, and accelerates psychological healing. 

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. Here’s why our program is a better choice than teen boot camps in the Meridian area: 

  • A nurturing, nonjudgmental environment where it’s okay to be vulnerable 
  • A dedicated team of experts with specialized training in adolescent mental health care 
  • Expertise in addressing underlying causes of mental health challenges 
  • Family involvement in treatment that fosters enhanced interpersonal relationships 
  • Instruction in crucial life skills, such as emotional regulation, effective communication, and self-awareness 
  • A focus on developing skills needed for academic success 
  • Personalized medication management for those who need it  
  • Comprehensive aftercare planning to ensure a smooth transition back to everyday life

Teen residential treatment may be ideal if your Meridian adolescent…

  • Recently completed or is about to leave an inpatient or hospital psych stabilization program
  • Tried outpatient programs, such as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) or intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), but needed more support
  • Would benefit from a temporary break from familiar surroundings to fully focus on recovery

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Some of our treatment techniques

We tailor each teen’s therapeutic experience based on their unique personality, challenges, and goals. Here are some of the services we offer:

  • 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 work with most major insurance providers to minimize out-of-pocket costs. Click the button to the right to find out if your provider will pay for treatment.