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Nebraska Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

We are a therapeutic boarding school for girls in Nebraska and throughout the US.  The Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school was established in 1995 to serve Christian families with a quality residential treatment option for troubled teen girls.  In its quest to do so, Evangelhouse pioneered a treatment model that blends licensed behavioral healthcare with the structure of a traditional Christian boarding school.  Since then, it has evolved to become the premier non-denominational Christian option in the marketplace of high-quality teen residential treatment centers. We serve girls from Nebraska and across the US.

At Evangelhouse, we get so many girls from Nebraska that we created this page for Nebraska families looking for a Christian all-girls boarding school. Girls in large cities like Omaha and Lincoln face unique mental health challenges.

Nebraska Mental Health Crisis

  •   Over 37,000 children in Nebraska experience behavioral health disorders, according to the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. 
  •   Additionally, about 16,000 Nebraska adolescents ages 12-17 had at least one major depressive episode in 2014, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  •   21% of youth (12-17) in the U.S. experience a severe mental health disorder at some time in their life.
  •   In Nebraska, approximately 50% of girls age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
  •   One out of five girls ages 12 to 17 had experienced major depression within the last year.
  •   8.9 percent of teen girls experiment with drugs every month.
  •   16.4 percent of teen girls abuse alcohol.
  •   9.5 percent of teen girls engage in binge drinking.
  •  10.3% of girls in Nebraska aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety or depression. Diagnoses of depression and anxiety in girls are more common with increased age.

You can find resources on mental health resources in Nebraska here: https://dhhs.ne.gov/

Interested in learning more? Click on a button to learn about our academic component, therapy offered, or the spiritual component of the program.

OUR THERAPEUTIC BOARDING SCHOOL COMPONENTS:

Spiritual

Evangelhouse Christian Academy is a Christian boarding school based upon biblical principles.

Therapeutic

We integrate professional therapeutic services with Christian, biblical values.

Academic

Our licensed teachers with advanced degrees administer a nationally accredited curriculum.

Social

Every student is included as a valued member of the peer group and part of the positive peer culture.

Physical

Students learn assertiveness, empowerment, mood management, and character development.

Stages

Within each Lifeleaf stage, students have professional feedback to guide their progress and behavior.

Therapeutic Academy for Troubled Girls

We receive a diverse range of teenage girls that include students with learning difficulties, attention deficits, or trauma-related emotional illnesses. Evangelhouse Christian Academy is willing to open its door to help any teenage girl suffering emotionally and academically. Our students may have been turned away from other school settings, but if your daughter can benefit from our program then we will work with you. It is our goal to offer a traditional, academic program that is demanding while addressing our residents emotionally. 

Ultimately, at Evangelhouse we aim to help our residents live productively, successfully, and confidently by applying the coping skills they have gained here.

Notably, we meet our students where they are. Our academic approach is to create an individualized academic plan that defines the academic targets, and assists with their learning and therapeutic process. 

Evangelhouse is a fully approved academic institution that can help students enhance their self-esteem, and self-efficacy, and become lifelong learners. While it is a fact that all pupils can learn; we recognize that some students need emotional and individualized support from their learning community to achieve their goals.

One great advantage of attending Evangelhouse is our smaller class size which allows for greater personalized attention. This also allows for more hands-on, experiential learning to occur. We believe our students gain a richer, more meaningful learning experience when they are able to use appropriate learning tools in the field.  Another benefit to our program is that our academic curriculum runs year-round. This calendar lends itself well to filling in the gaps your child may have missed in their previous academic experience. When your daughter completes her academic program at Evangelhouse Christian Academy she will attend a graduation ceremony and receive an accredited diploma. A benefit of receiving an accredited diploma is that our students may transfer credits if applicable.

Premiere Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls from Nebraska

Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls enrolls girls from Nebraska cities like Omaha, Lincoln, and all across the US. We even have girls enrolled from multiple other countries including the UK, Canada, Mexico, and beyond. Families love our convenient location, no-cost airport pickups, and having their daughter away from a negative peer group so she can focus on solving her issues.

Call us at (800) 924-4012 or review our Admissions Page for more information. You can read about our criteria for admissions here.

When to Choose a Therapeutic Christian Boarding School

Many families that enroll their daughters at Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school have already sought outpatient therapy. However, outpatient therapy is limited in scope. A therapist has to be 100% reliant on what a child says in therapy to be an accurate portrayal of what is going on in real life. At Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls, therapists and students alike interact eating meals together and attending activities. We can see how your daughter is interacting with peers and coping with her frustrations in real-time. 

So what makes therapy at Evangelhouse unique? While general therapy can help, our therapeutic boarding school focuses on the most effective methods to help troubled girls. These therapies can include equine therapy, CBT, DBT, group sessions, individual sessions, and family sessions. 

Further, we can help our students try out new coping skills in the moment. This “in the moment” therapy has many advantages over outpatient therapy. The best time to practice a coping skill is when you really need to cope, not hours or even days later in a therapist’s office when emotions have returned to normal. 

There are several reasons why people choose therapeutic boarding schools like Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls over other options. A positive peer group and a support structure usually help troubled girls make greater progress than a peer group that has a history of negative or harmful behaviors. With staff present 24/7, you can rest assured that your daughter will be supervised and will receive multiple positive, therapeutic interactions every day. 

Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls in Nebraska has been assisting families just like yours for many years. You will take an active role in your family’s recovery. Well-trained professionals and loving therapists of Evangelhouse will be there for you and your family. While it can be painful for parents to think about missing their child, keeping a teen girl in their existing circle of friends and influences can be more painful.

TESTIMONIALS

Our dorm is approximately 3,000 sq/ft. It boards up to fourteen students who stay with us anywhere from twelve to eighteen months.

Focused On Academics And Therapy

At Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls, licensed teachers with advanced degrees administer a nationally accredited curriculum through the Louisiana Department of Education. Our unique and thorough therapeutic evaluation process guides education planning for each student. Student-to-teacher ratios accommodate learning difficulties presented by complex mood and behavior disorders. An integrative classroom day incorporates biblical teaching, group counseling, and academic work. We offer three educational tracts within our boarding school academic program. The individual attention we provide can support students who are advanced academically alongside those who may struggle.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 5% of high school students in the United States drop out each year. We know this affects a student’s future employment, earnings, potential health and so much more. We also know that students who have mental health issues at school are more likely to have poor school adjustment, fewer friends, more family discord, and future potential problems like drug and alcohol use, dropping out, and more. Recent studies also reveal that the mental health of teens gets worse as academic problems grow.

Today is the day to take action to set your daughter’s academic path in the right direction. We can help get her back on track quickly and support her as she blossoms into the bright, high-achieving student she is destined to be. 

At Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls in Nebraska, an integrative classroom day incorporates biblical teaching, group counseling, and academic work. We offer three educational tracts within our boarding school academic program. The individual attention we provide can support students who are advanced academically alongside those who may struggle. Our goal for academics is to quickly adjust to your daughter’s learning level which often improves as stressors and behavioral problems subside. 

Individualized Attention And Focused Treatment

At Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls, we have seen many issues over the years plague young girls in grades 6-12. Today’s issues are more profound than ever. It used to be that just picking a career, or finding a marital partner was the most a girl had to worry about. 

Today’s modern fast-paced world is much different. Girls go online to socialize and connect. They are in social competitions for likes on social media, and they are pressured to take photos showing their best sides in the public for followers. Online bullying and other cyber pressures are unique to this generation of girls. 

Below are 5 issues that are different today for girls:

“Fitting in”

From buying the right clothes to hanging out with the right people, fitting in today is harder than ever. Part of this is due to how publicly the typical teen lives thanks to the internet. Often, the pressure to fit in is too much. This is when the outside help of a therapeutic boarding school like Evangelhouse is warranted.

Motivation

Teenagers have gotten more secluded in their virtual worlds. No longer are teens motivated by getting their own car or a job. It’s often difficult to find motivation for a young teen that does not involve something related to a screen. At Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls, we help girls find that inner spark and re-discover who they are. 

Disrespect

Teens are surrounded by disrespect today. They see it in the movies they watch and the online games they play. It’s pervasive in modern music as well. Even female “role models” in modern pop music sing songs that are often disrespectful to themselves. At Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls, we help young ladies build self-respect through our positive peer culture.

Depression and Anxiety

Interacting mainly online has been linked to depression and anxiety. We look at photos of others online and it’s just human nature to compare. Being cooped up at home and cut off from the rest of the world only adds to the sensation.

Teens are suffering from depression and anxiety perhaps more than ever before. Many teens’ online “friends” will post only the best photos on vacation after taking multiple shots. This leaves followers feeling inadequate and that they are somehow missing out.

At Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls, we treat depression, anxiety, and a host of other issues. Individual, family, and group therapy interventions are structured within the Evangelhouse Lifeleaf™ system. This state-of-the-art system challenges students to work beyond symptom improvement. This unique integrative approach leads students to maturity, insight, and self-awareness. The blend of Christian values and professional clinical psychotherapy includes:

  • Professional assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • Weekly individual therapy
  • Weekly group therapy
  • Parent and family therapy
  • Weekly therapeutic emphasis groups
  • Weekly DBT Therapy skills group
  • The unique Evangelhouse stages of change system
  • Experiential family therapy retreats
  • EMDR Trauma Therapy is available as needed

If you have any questions about the program please call us at 1-800-924-4012 or visit our contact page.

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