The Evangelhouse Trauma Treatment for Girls from Arizona Community
The unique setting at Evangelhouse residential treatment center (RTC) for girls from Arizona provides a safe community that we believe allows our students to grow and study. In our community, we eliminate many of the outside world’s stressors that can hinder our residents from performing well academically and feeling well emotionally. Many of the stressors in our outside world may create overwhelming situations for our teens that are difficult to cope with. In the interest of fostering beneficial change in our teenage girls, we help them to develop coping strategies.
With supervision, students from Arizona experience the social atmosphere, group therapeutic process, and spiritual tone of campus life. We nurture a healthy peer culture that emphasizes social responsibility, accountability, and leadership. The staff leads weekly interactive small-group meetings to teach students character development within their current social interactions. Here students learn relevant ways to apply biblical teachings to their actions. As students from Arizona progress, they learn to look beyond themselves to provide encouragement and support for others.
At Evangelhouse, we have designed our activities and daily structure to improve social competence. Personal responsibility is encouraged and rewarded in our community, and any hurting behavior is totally unacceptable. As Evangelhouse students become more committed to caring for themselves and others in the community, they abandon hurtful behaviors.
Between grades 6-12 in Arizona, a lot happens, so it’s crucial to maintain your relationship with your daughter. They will turn to you for direction, leadership, clarifications, and responses to queries that may be awkward for you to address. Your teen’s journey to maturity will be determined by how you respond to these circumstances.
Unfortunately, it’s possible that your teen didn’t manage these crucial years as well as they might have. In the modern world, when children have access to the internet from an early age, there is a lot of pressure to blend in, act like others, or appear a certain way. Your youngster may go down dark roads as a result of these kinds of contemporary social pressures. At Evangelhouse RTC, we provide a healthy peer culture to ensure your daughter has a positive social group that influences her. We call this a part of “milieu therapy.”
Milieu Therapy at Evangelhouse
The main goal of Milieu treatment programming is to eliminate the stressors that can trigger negative emotions in our teenage residents. In turn, when we achieve de-risking of our residents, we produce a therapeutic setting. Under the protection of a controlled therapeutic setting, our residents are able to develop new coping mechanisms. These new coping mechanisms become their personal set of tools to better cope with and understand the world. As our residents become more familiar with the routine at Evangelhouse, their ability to feel safe increases. Likewise, in a mutually safe environment, the peer group is able to build trust and make great progress in promoting emotional growth within each individual.
There are many advantages to participating in Milieu therapy in a residential treatment center for girls. One advantage is that our teenagers learn to accept responsibility for their own actions. Another advantage is that they learn how to open up and disclose their difficulties. Our peer group receives regular feedback during therapy and this allows our residents to observe how their actions affect the community. This therapy setting offers them time to process and reflect on the consequences of the actions or decisions they have made in the past and how they can improve moving forward.
At Evangelhouse, our residents will participate in milieu therapy and gain coping skills that will help them in the real world.
Arizona Info on Teen Therapy Issues
- Nearly 16% of Arizona youth – higher than the national average of 13.8% – have had at least one major depressive episode within the past year.
- 7.59% of teens in Arizona have used drugs and 7.53% of teens in Arizona have consumed alcohol.
- One out of five girls ages twelve to seventeen had experienced major depression within the last year.
- 8.9 percent of teens experiment with drugs every month.
- 16.4 percent of teens abuse alcohol
- 9.5 percent engage in binge drinking
- 7.7 percent of children between 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD every year.
- 10.3% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety or depression. Diagnoses of depression and anxiety are more common with increased age.
You can also find local behavioral health resources here: https://www.azahcccs.gov/Members/BehavioralHealthServices/
Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition
Links to statewide resources.