Troubled Teen Philosophy | Trinity Teen Solutions
What is the treatment philosophy for troubled teens at Trinity Teen Solutions? Care for the entire person: mind, body and soul. At Trinity Teen Solutions, we have a three-part philosophy for working with troubled teens that shapes the mind, body and soul. To speak with a professional, please call 307-202-8400 or continue reading for additional information.
Calming Her Mind
“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”
There is a healing process that takes place for troubled teens when you combine animal therapy, emotional growth and experiential therapy in the beauty of nature. As a result of the treatment philosophy at Trinity’s boarding school for troubled teens, girls at risk gain strength, develop the importance of trust in relationships and build self-esteem from the accomplishments that they personally achieve.
The ranch environment eliminates the negative distractions and pressures that previously influenced your daughter. In addition, she’ll learn that behavior, attentiveness, teamwork and willingness to work have a correlation to life’s basic needs, such as food, shelter and comfort.
The therapeutic interventions grow self-worth and dignity in troubled teens that will allow them to do the painstaking task of looking honestly inward.
Strengthening Her Body
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit? Within you, which you have from God? You are not your own, you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Cor 6:19-20)
An overwhelming desire to fit in, unrealistic body images from advertisements and Hollywood, peer pressure, fast-food diets, dangerous over-the-counter weight-loss aids and more contribute to a body that functions poorly. When your daughter’s body isn’t well fed and cared for, her mind and spirit suffer. This is why we include a body-centered nutritional program for all the at-risk teens that come to the Trinity boarding school for troubled teens.
Due to the fast-paced, highly processed, nutrient-depleted American diets, we are seeing more and more physical and emotional problems in girls who are already difficult adolescents. A diet that is made up of highly processed foods, refined sugars, aspartame and low in protein is a recipe for disaster. This eventually will have devastating effects on one’s emotions.
Simple sugars break down quickly in the bloodstream, causing a cascade of hormonal responses. The yo-yo effect of frequent ups and downs in blood sugar causes reactions that affect the brain. The result is food cravings that are very difficult to overcome. These cravings are so powerful they can be stronger than drugs or alcohol. So, in addition to fighting external forces, troubled teens are also battling their own bodies.
We will provide your daughter with pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements to help cleanse and rebuild her cells. She will also receive a high-protein, complex-carbohydrate diet that will aid in the healing process. This nutritional support will decrease mood swings, help curb addictions and provide her with long-term benefits even after her arrival home.
All troubled teens that come to Trinity Teen Solutions will be given the means to end the nutritional roller-coaster ride. We accomplish this by providing:
- A high-protein diet that delivers important amino acids necessary for neurotransmission or chemical reactions in the brain,
- Complex carbohydrates to stabilize her blood sugar,
- Pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Included in this are important mood-stabilizing nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, B complex and much more.
Restoring Her Soul
“I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (Jon 10:10)
Teens at risk are constantly battling to “belong to something.” Our culture has become one of gangs, cliques, clubs and cults. Joining means sacrificing your daughter’s values and moral beliefs. Troubled teens desperately need something, or someone, to believe in and someone to believe in them. We will gently guide your child into a relationship with God and help her open her heart to His kindness in the serenity of His creation. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have demonstrated and proven that this is the only approach for long-term success in overcoming behavioral issues that difficult adolescents face.
By utilizing the “Program for Life,” your daughter will learn to evaluate her relationships in life with God, self and others. She will learn to determine what her weaknesses are and how it affects her behavior, and how to grow the opposing virtue which will help eliminate her destructive behaviors. She will learn to listen to her conscience and develop it to be more attuned to her weaknesses. Your child will begin to monitor herself – something teens at risk rarely do on their own. But one of the most beneficial results of this process is that she will learn to control her impulsive, emotionally driven decisions.
Through our Christian-based philosophy and our “Program for Life,” we are able to restore in her the awareness of right and wrong actions. We have found that softening the hearts and minds of difficult adolescents through daily prayer, mass, Christian counseling, role-modeling of living faith and prayerful reflection on scripture teaches young women that they are helpless to overcome the negative influences in their lives without God. The serenity and beauty of God’s creation encourage the softening process and reinforce this understanding that God is the Master of Life and the lover of every troubled teen’s soul.
The transformation is amazing! Girls and their families who thought they wouldn’t make it another month are now living in peace and harmony by the grace of God and the power He instilled in those involved. Read about the experiences of some of the girls that have come to us. Find out what they faced and how – with a lot of hard work – they fought the good fight and won!
Then, let us know what questions you have about our treatment philosophy for troubled teens. Trinity Teen Solutions will be glad to speak with you by phone or email to provide all the information you need.