Therapeutic Boarding Schools In Alaska

The teens years are usually a challenge for parents as their child explores his independence and learns to make decisions. However, if he becomes severely defiant or demonstrates extreme behavioral issues, your family may need to turn to outside intervention to help him turn his life around. Sundance Canyon Academy is a full time teen help program that offers boys the chance to learn and thrive in an environment specifically designed to help them learn positive coping methods and gain the skills they need to move forward. In our program, we provide support to both teens and their parents to facilitate healing and help them communicate better. Our approach has worked for hundreds of adolescent boys from Alaska and throughout the country.

We want to talk to you about your concerns for your son and discuss the ways we can help him. For a consultation, call us at 866-678-2425.

How We Can Help Your Troubled Son?

Teens need a more unique approach to therapy than adults or children. It is essential to keep them motivation and engaged in the process, otherwise they will simply go through the motions and revert back to old ways once they return home. We have incorporated many years of experience and psychological techniques into our curriculum. Benefits include:

  • We highly encourage families to visit as often as possible to aid in whole-family recovery.
  • Our methods are holistic and begin by focusing on the core issues that are leading to the behavioral problems. Other programs simply address the symptoms and result in fewer long term changes.
  • We have an educational program that allows our students to keep up with their academic trajectory and get the extra help they need.
  • Our curriculum includes hands on opportunities like recreation, cooking, music and art.
  • We have kept our facility small and family- like to give our students practical experience in the environment they will be returning to at home.
  • We encourage team work, positive peer interaction and leadership opportunities among our students.
  • Our location makes us subject to some of most comprehensive laws and safest regulations in the nation for teen help programs.
  • We provide an aftercare program that helps them transition back into their social and home environments.

Issues Facing Alaska Teens

It is not uncommon for teens to get themselves into situations that require professional help because they are not able to comprehend the long term consequences of poor decisions.

Alaska teens statistics:

  • In 2008, over 2300 teens were arrested for substance abuse, violent acts and vandalism.
  • 15% drink, while over 11% use marijuana
  • 1st in the nation for suicide
  • 51% teens become pregnant
  • 9% of kids with ADHD/ADD are diagnosed every year
  • 68% of teens graduate from high school

It is understandable for you to feel stuck, seeing that your son has not responded to your efforts on his behalf. It is important to remember that some teens cannot make necessary changes when distracted by their social environment and the temptations they deal with on a daily basis. At Sundance Canyon Academy, we offer your family a chance to place your son in consistent and supportive surroundings where he can get the kind of intervention that will help him explore the best parts of himself and develop strengths he never knew he had. The strength based approach of our curriculum can help any troubled boy turn his life around and gain the skills he needs for more maturity and a brighter future.

Why Should You Look Nationally For A Teen Help Program

No parent assumes that they will ever have to send their son away from home for treatment and it can be a painful and intimidating process. We want to help you find the solution that works best for your family and will give your son the most effective help. While keeping him in a program nearby seems like it might be most ideal, experts in teen psychology suggest that entirely new surroundings are more likely to help him reinvent himself in a more positive way because he is free of old stigmas and familiar situations.

We are dedicated to the teens in our care as well as their families and we take great pride in being able to offer a facility and a program that is safe and proven to work. Contact us now at 866-678-2425 for more information.

We Serve Boys Throughout Alaska, Including:

Anchorage, Barrow, Fairbanks, Unalaska, Juneau, Homer, Sitka, Palmer, Ketchikan, Bethel, Wasilla, Kodiak, Kenai, Soldotna, Craig, Valdez, Houston, Petersburg, Valdez, Seward, Dillingham, Cordova, North Pole, Kotzebue