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Rethinking the teen boot camp approach

Caring for a teen with severe behavioral challenges can be emotionally draining, pushing you to your breaking point. You might even become so overwhelmed that enrolling your child in a teen boot camp seems an attractive option. 

Most juvenile boot camps, however, miss the mark by relying on aggressive psychological tactics better suited to war zones than therapeutic environments. These programs, known for their overly rigid, military-style methods, aren’t equipped to treat adolescents with significant mental health challenges. Their heavy-handed approach can even make mental health conditions worse.

If you don’t want to settle for this kind of treatment, you need a program that discerns and addresses 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 and lasting change. We do this by working to understand the unique needs of each adolescent, offering unwavering support, and delivering exceptional care.

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

In juvenile boot camps, “treatment” typically comprises suppressing rebellious behavior through a combination of blind obedience, aggressive tactics, and rigid routines. While this approach might be somewhat effective for adjusting minor behavioral problems, it often proves inadequate for adolescents dealing with more complex issues. 

Most teen boot camps aren’t equipped to treat severe mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Effectively addressing these issues requires a more sophisticated approach that focuses on treating the root causes of behavioral problems rather than merely managing symptoms.

If you have a troubled teen in Sun Valley, you don’t have to face the challenge alone. Contact us today for the vital support and guidance you and your teen need. 

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Key limitations of a boot camp for teens

If you’re a parent of a teenager struggling with severe behavioral challenges, you might think teen boot camps are the answer. However, they come with significant limitations:

  • Insufficient levels of academic support
  • Inability to treat complex behavioral issues 
  • A prioritizing of obedience over psychological well-being
  • A tendency to dismiss psychological histories 
  • A failure to address underlying causes of behavioral challenges 
  • No recognition of the vital role family engagement plays in recovery
  • A one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t take individual needs into consideration

Teen residential treatment

Individualized treatment tailored to the specific needs of troubled adolescents is much more effective than generic, one-size-fits-all approaches. At Avery’s House, we specialize in customized solutions that address adolescents’ unique behavioral challenges. Our residential treatment program provides a supportive and caring environment that fosters lasting transformation, promotes emotional growth, and enhances psychological well-being.

Personalized and compassionate care at Avery’s House

Avery’s House is a highly effective and unique alternative to traditional juvenile boot camps in the Sun Valley area. Our advantages include

  • A compassionate, nonjudgmental environment that allows teens to be vulnerable and express themselves openly
  • A passionately committed team with unsurpassed expertise in adolescent mental health
  • A focus on addressing the underlying causes of mental health issues rather than just treating symptoms
  • A recognition of the crucial role of family engagement in recovery 
  • Training in essential life skills, including emotional regulation, effective communication, and self-awareness 
  • A curriculum designed to bolster skills critical for academic achievement 
  • Tailored medication management that meets individual needs 
  • Comprehensive aftercare planning to facilitate a seamless reintegration into everyday life 

Teen residential treatment may be ideal if your Sun Valley teen…

  • Recently finished a psychiatric stabilization program in a hospital or similar inpatient facility
  • Participated in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP) but needs more support
  • Needs a temporary retreat from everyday surroundings to focus on their recovery journey

Therapeutic services included

We tailor the therapeutic journey for each teenager, adapting our approach to fit their individual personality, challenges, and goals. Here’s an overview 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 work with most major insurance providers to reduce out-of-pocket costs. To see if your provider covers treatment, click the button to the right.