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Stillwater Academy Helps Troubled Teens Recover from their Root Problems and Get Back on Track Again. Our Program Includes Effective Equine Therapy.
Stillwater Academy offers specialized therapy for struggling teens, ages 13-18, in a family-oriented boarding school program. The in-patient program that is specifically for troubled teens encourages a personal change of heart—students participate in individual, group, and family communications therapy and Equine-Assisted Therapy. In our Equine Therapy program, lessons learned while handling horses help students improve on progress in other treatment areas.
Through Equine Therapy, Stillwater students gain a new sense of self-worth, learn to master challenges, and learn tools to help them in all areas of their life. Other types of individual therapy for troubled teens at Stillwater are designed to each student’s needs. Our licensed therapists may use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Play Therapy, Reality Therapy, Spiritual Principles, and Strength-Based Approach to help heal troubled teens, including your child who is struggling with life.
Students of the Boarding School in California, Are Housed in Family Homes Nearby, Supervised by Trained Staff Members
Through our one-of-a-kind therapeutic approach, teens who have experienced traumatic life events reside in a small family setting that provides warmth and ongoing support. The boys and girls live separately in the homes of trained staff members licensed by the state. Students here are never crammed into multi-student dormitories.
After a day of school, activities, and therapy, our housing parents become a fantastic support group as students process and practice the treatment they received during the day. Staff members interact with each teen and provide them with valuable life skills training. Our experience shows that having trained staff members in their own homes who can offer support, structure, and encouragement speeds up the recovery process for troubled teens.
Our safe facility provides troubled teens a place to heal from previous harmful choices and behavior as they undergo specialized therapy. Unlike boarding schools in California, Stillwater helps teens recover from the root causes of their negative behavior. They discover a newfound joy in life and shine bright on the path to future success.
Everyone in the boarding school – from clinical staff to teachers and housing parents – has one goal – to create a positive therapy for quick recovery. And our positive peer culture is also a “secret of our success.” Students bring out the best in each other as they learn new more positive habits, with the more experienced teens leading the way.
Helping Out of Control Teens Gain Academic Improvement and Educational Achievement
Students can quickly transfer credits back to their home school after they leave Stillwater boarding school. The National Association of Special Education Teachers recognizes Stillwater Academy as a School of Excellence, the organization’s highest award given.
Curriculum specialists develop the curriculum at Stillwater Academy and certified teachers help guide the students. The academic program also includes post-secondary dual credit courses, which allow students to earn high school and higher education credits simultaneously.