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Venture Academy

Help for troubled teens in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa. We provide behaviour treatment for youth struggling with anxiety, depression, making poor choices, ADHD, problems with peers and school. Our program is Canada’s longest running most successful direct access treatment program for troubled teens in Canada. Read Additional Articles Family meals provide calm during stormy teen…

The Argument Against Teen Boot Camp

Top 5 Reasons to Say “Yes” to Help for Troubled Teens Canada and “No” to Boot Camp for Teens in Canada

1. Venture Academy for troubled teens provides intensive, ongoing clinical therapy focused on providing long-lasting results and permanent behavioural changes. We are not a boot camp for teens in Canada offering parents a quick – but temporary – fix. 2. At boot camp for teens, troubled teens live in a group-style living environment surrounding by teens with…

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Challenging the Challenged: Teen ADHD

Are you one of those teens bursting with ideas but challenged when it comes to sitting still or waiting your turn? If the answer is yes, then you could be are one of thousands of teenagers struggling with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder); a neurobehavioral disorder than affects teens and adults alike. The good news…

Residential Treatment Programs for Troubled Teens

Treating Troubled Teens: When Holding Back Means Sending Your Teen to Residential Treatment

Troubled teens unsuccessful in traditional counseling environments are finding success in long-term treatment programs that provide parents with powerful alternative to boot camps for girls and boot camps for boys. A study conducted by the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs found teens with serious emotional and behavioural issues including ADHD, depression, and oppositional defiant…

Teen Boot Camps Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

Teen Boot Camps Soon to be Extinct

Teen boot camps are heading towards extinction after what has been described as a treatment experiment gone wrong. Corrections expert Dr. Edward Latessa has studied the issue extensively and says most boot camp operators have either gone out of business or modified their programs to emphasize treatment and rehabilitation. Latessa, a juvenile justice expert at…