No parent wants to think about their teen daughter away from home. Having to place your child in the care of another can be a troubling thought. However, a girl’s home or residential treatment center may be what’s best for her at this time in her life.
With the ability to provide 24-hour supervision, intensive therapy, and the correct support for your troubled teen, the right facility is able to give your daughter the care she needs. Unlike a traditional psychiatric hospital, or cold treatment facility, our residential center is truly another home for your daughter. We keep the environment small and home-like so that change in her mental health can take place safely and comfortably. When your teen is struggling, being at home may be keeping her from getting better. If she’s dealing with:
- Substance abuse issues
- Mental health issues
- Major depression and anxiety
A girl’s home can be the ideal way for her to transition from her current state without the high levels of risks that come from her current environment.
What a Girl’s Home Provides
- The stability of a schedule. Life is hectic, and when you’re taking care of multiple children or even just yourself, it can be a challenge to effectively help a teen who is struggling. Every teen needs structure, but the structure can be hard to come by and difficult to give. In a girl’s home, the structured schedule isn’t intended to restrict your child, but rather to help them find a sense of peace in the patterns. A schedule can help them find the stability that they may have lost.
- Builds self-esteem. A huge focus of any residential treatment facility is helping a young girl find that self-esteem that she may have never had. Self-esteem is vitally important to any person, and this is never truer than in a young girl. Through therapy and time with others, she can develop that important piece of herself.
- Active involvement. When you think of a girl’s home, you may be picturing a place where your daughter is secluded to one room all day or left unsupervised with other troubled teens. It’s often this picture that leaves parent’s feeling like they need to seek help elsewhere. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s important that every teen in care of a girl’s home is monitored for her own safety as well as the safety of others.
But more importantly, it’s imperative that they stay involved in day-to-day activities. It’s essential for your daughter to remember that being in a residence isn’t a punishment, it’s a chance to leave amongst others and learn together and independently. A home-like setting allows each girl to participate in the daily activities they might at home. Moreover, it gives them the opportunity to build new coping skills with the help of mentors, peers, and caring staff.
Is it Right for Your Daughter?
A residential home will eventually feel comfortable and familiar to a teen, allowing them to openly participate in a group, family, and one-on-one therapy sessions. With the support of those around them and family participation, girl’s homes are often just what a teen needs. It’s their chance to find balance and build strategies to transition back into their lives back home safely and securely.