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If your child or teen is struggling with any of the issues above you are likely in need of immediate solutions. However, you should not act in haste. Enrolling your child in a boot camp for kids may be precisely the WRONG course of action. There are many other options you can consider, some of which are alternative residential care programs (aside from boot camps for kids). Most high-quality private residential care is quite expensive. However, proper intervention may actually save a troubled teen's life and plant the seeds of long-term success. If you are looking for a residential program, complete our contact form. If you are looking for IMMEDIATE TEEN HELP call us NOW.
What are Boot Camps for Kids? Boot Camps for Kids are correctional programs for delinquent kids which maintain a military-style environment. These programs typically emphasize discipline and physical conditioning, and were developed as a rigorous alternative to longer terms of confinement in juvenile correctional facilities. Many, but not all, of these programs are followed by a period of probation or some form of aftercare. Boot Camps for Kids are generally restricted to non-violent or first-time offenders.
The idea of "shock incarceration" as an intense, low-cost alternative to more in-depth programming brought about the establishment of military-style Boot Camps for Kids.
Are Boot Camps for Kids Effective? Experts agree that a confrontational approach to teen problems is often inappropriate. Most correctional and military experts agree that a confrontational model, employing tactics of intimidation and humiliation, is counterproductive for most kids. The use of this kind of model has led to disturbing incidents of abuse. For kids with emotional, behavioral, or learning problems, degrading tactics may be particularly inappropriate and potentially damaging. The bullying style and aggressive interactions that characterize the boot camp environment fail to model the pro-social behavior and development of empathy that these kids really need to learn.
Positive changes demonstrated while in bootk camps for kids may not last when a youth returns to his/her community. Many kids report that the program is helpful, and that they feel more positive about their futures. It is unclear, however, whether these attitudes persist after kids leave boot camps, or whether they are related to actual changes in behavior once a teen returns to his community. Without significant therapeutic intervention while in the program, as well as specialized aftercare following release, boot camps have been consistently unsuccessful in "changing" kids.
What are the alternatives to boot camps for kids? Kids who need some form of treatment care require an individualized approach that takes their strengths and needs into account. Programs and policies should be family-centered, including the family in all decision making about a child, as well as culturally and developmentally appropriate. Research has shown that small, family-centered programs are more effective than boot camps in the long term.
You have made the right choice in seeking help. The next step is to contact us. We have vast experience in the treatment care industry. We have worked in the industry. We have lived in the industry. We have seen what works ...... and what doesn't.
We will guide you. We will inform you. Take advantage of our knowledge and insight. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
For enrollment of a troubled teen in any school with which we are familiar, use our contact form above, or for IMMEDIATE TEEN HELP call us NOW.