Our Teen Therapy Resource Blog provides parents with the information and advice they need to cope and deal with the issues that arise from raising a troubled teen. We know how difficult the decision to enroll your son can be, but we want you to feel comfortable knowing that Ozarks Teen Challenge is a Christ-centered teen program with a heart to introduce your son to the life-changing power of a personal relationship with Christ.

Take a moment to browse our blog and learn more about the heart and mission of our staff as well as our 5 phase system, read about the different aspects of our teen therapy program including discipleship and mentoring, wilderness therapy, or learn about family support and the dangers of enabling. We hope you find our resource blog both informative and engaging as you navigate the ins and outs of our teen therapy program.

Whether you have a friend struggling to find a solution to help her troubled teen or you’re searching for a therapeutic boarding school to help your son, you’ll find all the information you need and much more on our Teen Therapy Resource Blog.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call today to talk to a member of our staff. We would love to answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing from you.


How to Support a Friend with a Troubled Teen

Having a troubled teen at home is difficult and requires support. If you are the friend of a parent with a troubled teen, it’s difficult to know how to best be supportive and helpful. You don’t want to encourage enabling behaviors and you’re not a licensed counselor, but you also...

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What is adventure therapy?

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Adventure therapy programs have lasting benefits.   What is adventure therapy? Adventure therapy, or wilderness therapy, is one of the key components to the Ozarks Teen Challenge Program. Today, we’re going to explain the ins and outs of adventure therapy and give some examples of team activities your teen may...

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The Long-Term Benefits of Life Skills Projects

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Our life skills projects reap lifelong benefits. The Long-Term Benefits of Life Skills Projects A major part of our program for troubled teens at Ozarks Teen Challenge includes various life skills projects that result in valuable long-term benefits that will help your son reach his full potential. While basic life...

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Five Signs of a Video Game Addiction

Addiction can be a frightening word for a parent of any teen boy. As a parent, you may be asking “What did I do? How can I help it?” or you may be playing down your son’s addiction because “It could be worse.” Video game addiction is a very real...

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Battling the Impulsiveness of Addiction with Connection

Immediate relief…immediate bliss…immediate gratification…all else fades into the void while we are consumed within a momentary world…no past, no future, just a series of perfect moments…welcomed into the arms of our ADDICTION. The problem…we have been consumed by a lie. The lie…that life can be perfect.  Lived impulse to impulse, satisfying...

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Choosing the Right Program for Your Troubled Teen

Parenting a troubled teen can be a difficult road to walk and it is equally difficult when you realize that you may need outside help.  “Do I need to enroll my son into a program for troubled teens?” “If we need help, where should we go?”  “How do we know...

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Testimony of a Grateful Son – Substance Abuse and Addiction

My name is Pierce.  My story starts like many others… I had a great home growing up, with two wonderful parents. Yet, somehow, I always felt empty inside…something was missing. To mask the emptiness, I did anything to make myself feel better and, by the age of 14, I found myself...

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