Positive History / Current Difficulties
Nearly all our clients come to us with a positive history of doing just fine in school, with family and friends, hobbies and just being a normal (or awesome!) kid from a normal (or awesome!) family. Many have even excelled in some way with sports, music or other talents. But now they are struggling. Behaviorally, emotionally or in some other way. From hope and promise to self limiting and even self destructive behaviours.
There could be a number of triggers as to the cause of the problem or sometimes the reason for the downward spiral has yet to be flushed out. Whatever the reason your child may now be considered a “troubled teen”. Troubled doesn’t mean bad in our books. To us it means that help is need to turn things around.
Venture Academy’s Behaviour Treatment program for troubled teens provides tight structure and supervision, intensive counselling, and education for troubled teens ages 13 to 18 who may be experiencing difficulties managing their lives at home, at school, or in the community.
Venture Academy serves struggling teens who now may have a history of:
- family difficulties
- school suspensions and learning difficulties
- drug or alcohol abuse
- problematic texting, phone & computer use
- negative peer relationships
- clinically diagnosed disorders
- other significant challenges
Students accessing the program may be demonstrating behavioural challenges and experiencing emotional difficulties. These behaviours typically prevent youth from healthy functioning in his or her everyday life causing disruptions in school, family life, and social relationships. Teen behaviour is seen as out of control. We help to eliminate the self destructive behaviour and help teens turn their lives around.
Possible emotional difficulties, mental health issues, and clinically diagnosed disorders, may include low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self harm – cutting, poor self-concept, Attention Deficit Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc.
Who Gets In
Venture Academy’s individualized approaches enable us to accommodate a variety of struggling youth including those with behavioural challenges, and emotional concerns. Venture Academy serves troubled teens in Canada troubled teen treatment programs in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.
Typically, the teens in our program come from loving and caring family environments. Families just like yours. Yes their child’s behaviour is now a serious concern but it wasn’t always like that. Parents want to take action and address the problem.
Please contact us to find out more. 866.762.2211