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Trauma Treatment Center for Girls

Evangelhouse is a trauma treatment center for girls that offers specialized master’s and doctoral level staff who are specifically trained in trauma therapy. Our staff are experts at trauma-related issues including PTSD, attachment, and survivors of both perceived and named trauma occurrences.

Our trauma treatment center for girls has helped girls grades 6-12 overcome trauma-related issues for over 20 years. We utilize DBT and CBT modalities administered by qualified and highly-trained therapists to help teen girls with trauma issues find a resolution to their issues. If your teen daughter is struggling with trauma, Evangelhouse may be the best option. We provide a small, home-like setting for teen girls that have experienced trauma. If you are seeking a close, supportive program that does not feel like a large institution or stale hospital environment, please consider Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls.

Types of Trauma in Teen Girls

At Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls, we cater to all types of trauma and offer high-level sophisticated treatment options. You might have come across the term “big T and little T trauma.” This has to do with a child’s traumatic experiences and how they are perceived.  “Big T” trauma has to do with a major trauma like experiencing a school shooting, a car accident where death was expected or occurred, or a similar major event. “Little T” trauma could refer to a more perceived trauma such as a divorce, being bullied in school, a move, or other life events that were significantly disruptive to the child.

Trauma can be classified as either acute, chronic, or complex. The effect of a single event is acute trauma. Chronic trauma is recurring and lasts a long time, such as domestic abuse or violence. Exposure to several and numerous traumatic situations, sometimes of an intrusive, interpersonal kind, is known as complex trauma. At our trauma treatment center for girls, we help treat each trauma type.

Early childhood trauma, in general, describes the painful events that happen to young children (0–6). Numerous traumas can affect children, including:

  • Being the victim of crime
  • Natural catastrophes
  • Sexual assault
  • Violent abuse
  • Kidnapping
  • Car accidents
  • School bullying
  • Domestic abuse
  • Medical treatments, illnesses, or injuries
  • Abuse and deprivation
  • Loss or grief

Why Therapy is Needed for Trauma

Trauma therapy for girls is needed when the traumatic event interferes with a teen’s functioning to the point where it impedes relationships, and the ability to perform in school or a work setting. The Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls creates a safe place where teen girls can work through their trauma issues in a supportive, caring setting with a Christian backdrop.

The teen years are formative ones for girls. As the teen brain is not fully formed yet, neurological connections can quickly re-wire and cause environmental stressors to result in some form of dysfunction including panic attacks, or the need for additional time to process life events. This can result in delays in social and emotional growth, in addition to anger and frustration on the part of the child. Child-parent relationships can also suffer.

Therapy is the cornerstone of our trauma therapy program. Click on a button to learn about individual therapy, group therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy offered at Evangelhouse Christian Academy.

OUR TRAUMA TREATMENT CENTER 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.

Recognizing Symptoms in a Traumatized Teen Girl

There are multiple symptoms of communication and social delays in girls that need trauma therapy. If you believe your daughter has been traumatized and needs trauma therapy, give us a call today at (800) 924-4012 or complete our contact form here and a qualified representative knowledgeable on trauma issues will respond.

Some of the issues we have seen in girls that need trauma therapy include:

  • Shock, denial, or disbelief.
  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating.
  • Not being able to acknowledge the reality of what happened.
  • Feeling afraid of being condemned, judged, or even ostracized.
  • Anger, irritability, mood swings.
  • Needing more time to absorb what has happened.
  • Anxiety and fear.
  • Not wanting to upset their parents.
  • Guilt, shame, self-blame.
  • Withdrawing from others.
  • Feeling sad or hopeless.
  • Feeling disconnected or numb.
  • Not knowing how to express unfamiliar thoughts.

Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Trauma Therapy in Girls

At Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls, we offer group and individual therapy for trauma. We use several modalities including dialectical behavior therapy. People with post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit substantially from the dialectical behavior therapy techniques, which were initially created for those with a borderline personality disorder. People with trauma issues tend to struggle to control their emotions, just as those with a borderline personality disorder. Additionally, they could struggle in their relationships or exhibit self-destructive tendencies like intentional self-harm.

Researchers at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany, treated a group of women who had trauma caused by childhood sexual abuse using an intensive treatment that combined dialectical behavior therapy and conventional cognitive behavior therapy approaches to trauma treatment, such as exposure, in order to investigate whether dialectical behavior therapy might be effective in people with significant trauma.

The researchers discovered that dialectical behavior therapy dramatically decreased the girl’s trauma symptoms, including despair and anxiety, after three months of treatment.

Additionally, the girl’s trauma symptoms were still getting better six weeks after the conclusion of the therapy, indicating that they may have picked up techniques from the research that helped them keep their trauma symptoms from returning.

Academics at our Trauma Treatment Center for Girls

At Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls, we believe that academics and community involvement are the cornerstones of student progress. Students can expect comparable-age smaller, traditional classroom settings for instruction that aim to provide good academic support within a close niche community. Additionally, college prep classes further promote student achievement.

Oftentimes, parents first recognize the influence of their troubled teen’s behavior reflected on their declining report card grades. Behaviors such as skipping classes, disorganization, reprehensible conduct at school, and inappropriate social media usage are just some behaviors that tend to negatively affect academic performance. A variety of emotional issues may be present in a teenage girl that can lead to lower achievement in school, and the staff at Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls specializes in helping girls overcome these situations. 

When a troubled teen experiences a serious academic setback, it is important to redirect their behavior. At Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls, our program enables students to re-establish academic goals, and engage in a plan of action that accelerates learning to make up missed credits and graduation requirements. Most importantly, each student will receive individualized instruction that is tailor-made for their academic needs. The notable difference at Evangelhouse when compared to traditional school settings is that students with learning problems such as dyslexia or ADHD/ADD among others will receive individualized instruction that addresses their needs.  In this setting, it is possible to adjust the pace of instruction and instructors build strong working relationships with their students.

Additional mental health issues that weigh into your daughter’s academic performance may include and not be limited to the following: energy levels, attentiveness, reliability, mental capacity, and optimism. There exists substantial research to support the fact that depression contributes to declining grade point averages and anxiety. Studies have also connected an increase in depression among the teenage population to an increase in dropout rates among high school students. 

When your daughter attends the Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls, symptoms of depression are alleviated. As symptoms of depression decrease, your daughter’s academic performance will improve. Our program at Evangelhouse trauma treatment center for girls is supported by studies that have shown a direct correlation between emotional issues and academic performance. With highly specialized staff, your daughter will receive the help she needs to resolve emotional issues. 

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