I Have a Troubled Teen in Slidell, Louisiana. Now What?
Do you have a son or daughter between 12 and 17 years old? These are volatile years, full of temptations and trials. Sometimes things get the best of our children. Has your teen become troubled? Do they exhibit any of the following?
- Erratic Changes in Behavior
- Mood Swings
- Risky Behavior
- Drug Use
- Trouble in School
All of these and more can be signs that your teen is troubled. So what can you do? You can call us anytime at: (706) 779-5766.
Shepherds Hill Academy is a Christian Therapeutic Boarding School. We’re located in Martin, GA just 90 miles northeast of Atlanta. We know it involves a little bit of travel time to get to us, but this distance and time away may be just what your child needs!
Outdoor Therapeutic Wilderness Program
At Shepherds Hill Academy (or SHA), our program consists of two phases: the Outdoor Wilderness Phase and the Next Step Phase.
Our Outdoor Wilderness Phase involves a total unplugged experience to get your child back to basics. In fact, our outdoor wilderness program features rustic living, dependent on teamwork cooperation and character building. Hard work is involved in changing and healing, so expect your teen to get their hands dirty and their head, heart and minds clean. We’ve stripped down group living to the basics and created a space for your teen to really focus on healing without outside distractions. No cell phones allowed! No social media allowed! So your teen will be disconnected from the music, videos, games, and peers of his/her normal environment. This is a time for personal growth, character building, and allowing your teen to find their passions and gifts to encourage and enable future success.
The second phase of our program is our Next Step Program. After spending a greater portion of their time in the wilderness environment, your teen may earn a spot in our Next Step House. This house includes modern amenities such as electricity and running water. Here your teen will be expected to take on more responsibilities and a deeper level of accountability and character. This Next Step House is a transitional phase, allowing your teen to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for their life after SHA.
Accredited On Campus Academy
Shepherds Hill Academy isn’t just a therapeutic wilderness environment. We also feature an on campus accredited academy! Top rated and staffed with some of Georgia’s finest therapeutic counselors, teachers and mentors. the SHA academy is another important facet to the growth and healing of your teen. There’s no reason to choose between therapy and an education for your son or daughter. Your child deserves the absolute best of both!
Our academy is fully dedicated to the success of your child. We realize that when your teen is troubled they often struggle in school. It becomes difficult for them to focus, to study, and to find motivation to learn. At SHA our 5 to 1 student-to-faculty/staff ratio ensures that your student is never forgotten! It allows your teen to receive individualized attention and create plans for their success.
Many students come to SHA inches away from failing or dropping out. But we’ve seen so many success stories of students not only turning around their grades, but pursuing post-secondary opportunities as well! In fact, SAT and college prep is a part of the daily curriculum. You can rest assure knowing your child is getting a top rated education at Shepherds Hill Academy!
Our program also offers individual therapeutic plans, one-on-one therapeutic sessions, family sessions for the adolescent and coaching, equine therapy, and many more daily therapeutic activities.
Therapy with Christian Values
At Shepherds Hill Academy, we believe that true and lasting healing comes from having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our faculty and staff view Shepherds Hill Academy as a place of healing and redemption for teens and families. Our Christian worldview and perspective challenges and empowers us to provide the absolute best program for your child.
You and your child are not required to be or become Christians during our program. There is no requirement of religion in order to be accepted or to graduate from Shepherds Hill Academy.
Enrolling in Shepherds Hill Academy
Does Shepherds Hill Academy sound like it could be a good fit for your troubled teen and family? We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact our admissions counselor with any questions or for additional information about how SHA can be a life changing experience for your troubled teen.
Since 2001 Shepherds Hill Academy has been serving families throughout the United States. Although we are not located in Louisiana, we have served many families just like yours who live there and throughout the entire southeast! Learn more about the residential care options available for your teen by calling us at (706) 779-5766 or submitting an inquiry form.