Being a teenager is an important time in someone's life. This is when a child begins to live in a world of adults and make adult decisions. Unfortunately, it is not always a clear path for teenagers or their parents on how to handle this.
Teens are presented with many choices and do not have the experience that adults do. Because of this, it is difficult for them to fall into a bad situation.
Wilderness therapy education programs are out there and want to help these troubled teens. They are working on the problem of self-esteem and making responsible decisions. There are many types of programs such as juvenile boot camps, wilderness programs, and boarding schools.
Each of these run very differently but ultimately has the same goal i.e., moving adolescents into a more positive direction. Teen boot camp is a physical program that parents tend to take advantage of to improve their teen’s condition immediately.
Wilderness programs are similar in that they are physical, but also using the model of therapy to get the results. Teens are responsible for all aspects of caring for themselves.
Before deciding on a specific program for troubled teens, it is important to define what the real problem is. Assessment is a very important step to pinpoint what the problem is and what will be the purpose of any program to be. Finding the right program will take some time and research.