Location: Arkansas (students come from all states)
Call for information toll-free, 24/7: (888) 218-2125
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch was the very first Teen Challenge® therapeutic ranch for teenage boys. It is the only such program that provides private bedrooms for the boys. It’s energetic counselors and caring staff encourage the boys to apply faith-based solutions to life’s problems, and actively teach that a personal relationship with God is the primary means and source of power for change. They endeavor to help troubled boys become mentally sound for a lifetime, not just for the short time they are on campus. Their extensive Aftercare Program ensures your boy’s ongoing success, entailing an extra 6 months of support, training and encouragement and a visit to your home, plus help in finding local resources for your boy.
If nothing else is working for your boy today, enrolling him in this residential program may be absolutely the right choice and the best chance for helping him before he becomes an out of control adult. This program is designed to help your boy when:
His behavior is out of control
Counseling and other outpatient treatments aren’t working
His problems are persistent or even worsening despite promises to change
Inappropriate behaviors are placing his (or your) health or life at risk
He is involved in illegal activities or drugs
He was expelled from school or is facing legal problems
He is deeply entangled with friends who are a negative influence
He keeps returning to negative behaviors even after periods of time when he has been doing well
When your boy’s behaviors or attitudes could endanger his future.
The ranch is a dual-diagnosis facility, helping teenage boys recover from either or both addictions and self-destructive, out of control behavior. Addiction recovery services and drug and alcohol addiction counseling are offered as a regular part of the treatment, since substance abuse often co-exists with troubling behavior. According to multiple outcomes studies, their success rate in dealing with addictions tops the adolescent rehab industry.
Seeking placement for your troubled child can be an overwhelming task. There are many centers to choose from. Each has different strengths and weaknesses. We know that it is important to you to find the best possible placement for your child. Below is a list of some factors that set our organization apart from others. The list is not exhaustive, but it does reflect some of the things that parents often find important when deciding where their child should go. Please take a moment to review the items below. We would also invite you to continue to look through our website and to call us with any questions that you may have.
An Advisor Who Works Directly with You and Your Boy — Your advisor will be available to communicate with you and your family about your child’s progress, the challenges that he is facing, and other matters of importance while he is at Teen Challenge.
Strong Academic Program — Our center has had tremendous success in helping young men further their education. Boys who were not able to progress in other learning environments often make great advances at Teen Challenge. Our private Christian school offers fully accredited classes which can be transferred to other public or private schools after completion of the Teen Challenge program. We also have a GED preparation track. So far, all of the students who have completed our GED preparation classes have obtained their GED on the first testing.
Relapse Prevention — Our ministry has sought special training and certification in order to help your child be successful after he leaves Teen Challenge. Staff members will work with you to develop the best possible aftercare plan for your child. Emphasis is placed on developing a plan that prevents relapse and maintains positive future momentum.
A Christ-Centered Approach — Teen Challenge is a faith-based, Christ-centered organization. Its curriculum, teaching, program format, and style of intervention are all biblically-based. This is the reason for the incredible history of success that Teen Challenge has had over the years.
An Experienced Team of Quality Staff Members — Our team has approximately 150 years of combined experience in working with troubled individuals and their families.
An Established Program and Organization — Our program was the very first residential Teen Challenge center for teenage boys. We have been helping young men and their families for over 40 years.
A History of Success — Based on federal and university studies done on various Teen Challenge centers across the United States, the Teen Challenge Program has been shown to have one of the highest success rates in the world. Success rates are regularly 20 times higher than other similar type programs.
Low Student to Staff Ratios — In order to provide the best possible intervention to your child, Teen Challenge maintains low student to staff ratios. Our organization requires that at least one staff member be present for every 9 boys during the hours that students are awake. It is common practice to have one staff member present for every 5 boys.