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Boot Camp Alternative for Troubled Teens in Twin Falls

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A clean, comfortable, and safe haven

A strong emphasis on family engagement and support

Small group size guarantees individualized attention

Rethinking the teen boot camp approach

Living with an adolescent with severe behavioral issues can be exhausting, pushing you to your breaking point. In fact, it can stress parents so greatly that they consider placing their child in a teen boot camp. However, these programs, known for their strict, military-style methods, are not equipped to handle adolescents with significant mental health challenges. 

This is where most juvenile boot camps miss the mark, relying on crude psychological tactics better suited for war zones than therapeutic settings. They can even make mental health conditions worse.  

If you don’t want to settle for such an inadequate treatment approach, you must find a program that tackles the issues underlying your child’s problematic behavior. This is something you’ll never get in a boot camp. At Avery’s House, we’re committed to creating lasting change by understanding each teen’s unique needs, providing empathetic support, and delivering exceptional care. 

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

In most juvenile boot camps, “treatment” consists of suppressing rebellious behavior through a combination of blind obedience, in-your-face confrontations, and rigid routines. While this inflexible approach might suffice to address minor behavioral problems, it is often ineffective for teenagers struggling with more complex challenges.

Creating lasting positive change in troubled teens requires a more refined strategy that addresses the root causes of problematic behavior instead of merely managing symptoms. Unfortunately, most teen boot camps lack the resources necessary to effectively tackle serious mental health issues, including conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder.

If you have a troubled Twin Falls teen, remember, you’re not alone on this journey. Contact us today for the support and guidance you need.

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Key limitations of a boot camp for teens

As a parent of a teenager with severe behavioral challenges, you might see teen boot camps as the answer to your prayers. However, be aware of their limitations:

  • No clinical staff for treating complex behavioral issues 
  • A failure to to consider teens’ psychological histories 
  • Inability to effectively address the fundamental causes of mental health issues
  • A standardized, one-size-fits-all approach that fails to accommodate individual needs 
  • A lack of appreciation for the vital role that family plays in the recovery process 
  • A focus on instilling obedience at the expense of psychological well-being
  • Insufficient levels of academic support

Teen residential treatment

Personalized 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 specialize in creating individualized solutions that target the specific behavioral challenges of your adolescent. Our residential treatment program provides a supportive environment that fosters lasting change, sparks emotional development, and boosts psychological well-being. 

Personalized and compassionate care at Avery’s House

Avery’s House is a unique and effective alternative to traditional juvenile boot camps in the Twin Falls area, thanks to our specialized approach to adolescent mental health treatment. Here are some reasons why we’re the better option: 

  • A nurturing, nonjudgmental space where teens feel safe to open up and be vulnerable
  • A passionately committed team with specialized expertise in adolescent mental health
  • Treatment of the underlying causes—not just symptoms—of mental health issues 
  • A recognition of the importance of family engagement in the recovery process 
  • Essential life skills training in emotional regulation, effective communication, and self-awareness 
  • A curriculum designed to bolster skills crucial for academic success  
  • Individualized medication management for those who need it  
  • Comprehensive aftercare planning to ensure a smooth transition back to daily life 

Teen residential treatment may be ideal if your Twin Falls teen…

  • Recently completed a psychiatric stabilization program in a hospital or inpatient setting
  • Tried outpatient programs, such as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) or intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), but requires more support
  • Needs a temporary break from familiar surroundings to fully focus on recovery

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Community Relations Specialist

Therapeutic services included

We customize every teenager’s therapeutic experience, aligning our approach with their unique personality and specific challenges and goals. Below is a brief overview of the services we provide: 

  • 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.