Alternatives to Teen Boot Camps for Kids

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Is your family life in chaos due to the behavior of your Teen? Is your child displaying any of the following self-destructive behaviors? Are you considering Teen Boot Camps for Kids? Read Below and CALL US NOW (Operators Available 24X7)


    Does Your Child/Teen Struggle With the Following?

  • Family Conflict, Argumentative, Abusive
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Can't Accept "No" For an Answer
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Never at Fault
  • Uncontrollable Anger - Poor Emotional Control
  • Can't Accept Feedback
  • Manipulative - Pits Adults Against Each Other
  • Lying - Stealing - Sneaky Behavior
  • Lack of Motivation
  • "I hate you," attitude
  • "You can't make me," attitude
  • Substance Abuse
  • Skips School
  • School Suspensions
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • Can't Keep Friends
  • Legal Problems
  • Fighting - Violence
  • Gang Involvement

    Has there been a diagnosis of a disorder?

  • Danger to Self or Others
  • Runs Away or AWOL
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Poor Choice of Friends
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Drug Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Smoking
  • Sexually Active - Risky Behavior
  • Cutting - Self-Harm
  • Adoption Issues
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Learning Disabilities

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Does Your Child Need a Boot Camp for Kids?

Often when teens struggle with the numerous issues they face in today's society they become, frankly, quite unpleasant. Thousands of families throughout the country have felt that the best way to get their troubled kids back on track is to send them to boot camps for kids. The idea is to both "straighten them out" and to legally punish them in the most painful way possible. However, unreported in both the media and from these programs is the fact that there is very little statistical evidence that boot camps for kids have a long-term impact on the success of the child. In fact, there is mounting evidence that they are both ineffective and in many cases detrimental.

But there are other options to boot camps for kids. InsightPros is here to help.


What are Boot Camps for Kids?

Boot Camps for Kids are correctional programs for delinquent kids which maintain a military-style environment. These programs typically emphasize discipline and physical conditioning, and were developed as a rigorous alternative to longer terms of confinement in juvenile correctional facilities. Many, but not all, of these programs are followed by a period of probation or some form of aftercare. Boot Camps for Kids are generally restricted to non-violent or first-time offenders.

The idea of "shock incarceration" as an intense, low-cost alternative to more in-depth programming brought about the establishment of military-style Boot Camps for Kids.

Are Boot Camps for Kids Effective? Experts agree that a confrontational approach to teen problems is often inappropriate. Most correctional and military experts agree that a confrontational model, employing tactics of intimidation and humiliation, is counterproductive for most kids. The use of this kind of model has led to disturbing incidents of abuse. For kids with emotional, behavioral, or learning problems, degrading tactics may be particularly inappropriate and potentially damaging. The bullying style and aggressive interactions that characterize the boot camp environment fail to model the pro-social behavior and development of empathy that these kids really need to learn.

Positive changes demonstrated while in bootk camps for kids may not last when a youth returns to his/her community. Many kids report that the program is helpful, and that they feel more positive about their futures. It is unclear, however, whether these attitudes persist after kids leave boot camps, or whether they are related to actual changes in behavior once a teen returns to his community. Without significant therapeutic intervention while in the program, as well as specialized aftercare following release, boot camps have been consistently unsuccessful in "changing" kids.

What are the alternatives to boot camps for kids? Kids who need some form of treatment care require an individualized approach that takes their strengths and needs into account. Programs and policies should be family-centered, including the family in all decision making about a child, as well as culturally and developmentally appropriate. Research has shown that small, family-centered programs are more effective than boot camps in the long term.

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