Group Homes for Troubled Girls | Falcon Ridge Ranch
Falcon Ridge Ranch provides certain services to troubled girls which are similar to group homes, but is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls between the ages of twelve and seventeen. Our residential treatment program serves youths with significant psychiatric or substance abuse problems, who have proven to be incapable of being in their home environments, day treatment programs, or other non-secure environments, such as group homes, but who do not yet merit being placed in a psychiatric hospital or secure correctional facility. Please call 866-452-8775 for more information.
Group homes originated as a way to provide dignity to individuals suffering with different psychiatric and mental disorders. Programs that serve troubled teens have started to implement the model of a group home in order to better serve youth afflicted by a variety of struggles associated with adolescence and growing up. The implementation of group homes for troubled teens started as a way to help these children transition from home to a new environment. It is a way of providing treatment and structures in a home like environment.
Group homes allow struggling teens to still be part of a residential area and be involved in the community in a home like environment. Originally, it was viewed as controversial, because families living in these residential areas used to resent the notion of having troubled teens in their neighborhood. The concept of institutionalization was one that the government wanted to eliminate, and soon group homes became positive options to provide care and treatment to troubled youth.
Due to the location of most group homes, it became necessary to structure them in a manner conducive to teens who are capable of living in less restrictive areas. Group homes are not always a good solution for teens in crisis. Most struggling teens are often very reluctant to admit they have a problem. Until they have this realization and want to implement change, they have to be in a slightly more restrictive area.
Who We Serve At Falcon Ridge Ranch
Falcon Ridge Ranch serves troubled girls acting out due to emotional abuse, grief or other traumatic events that they have suffered. Often troubled girls will react negatively to separation, divorce or relocation. Some of the negative behaviors they exhibit come in various forms, such as substance abuse, alcohol, lack of interest in school. Also, they may employ different methods to get attention from their parents. Some teens may become bulimic or anorexic as a means to regain some control in their lives. Others will become bullies or make use of excessive anger to express their frustration.
We also treat teen girls who suffer from various disorders that are out of their control, such as bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorders, and ADD/ADHD. One of our particular strengths in the treatment of adolescent girls is in dealing with reactive attachment disorder.
We may not have a group home atmosphere, but at Falcon Ridge Ranch, our troubled girls are in a residential treatment environment similar to, if not better than, a group home. Our equine therapy program is one of the premier in the nation. For parents who are looking for group homes, but are also interested in what we offer, contact us at 1-866-452-8775.
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