It certainly seems as if there are more troubled teens floundering without a sense of direction today than ever before. They come from all over the country, from wealth and from poverty, and from all types of families. Sometimes these young people have struggled for most of their lives, and at others their problems appear to have begun in adolescence. Many teens struggle with depression, anxiety, alcoholism, and drug addiction as well as with other serious behavioral and social-emotional issues. Despite behavior that might indicate otherwise, most of these teens feel alone and misunderstood. Many don’t even understand themselves, why they do the things they do, or why they feel the way they feel.
Many times, the parents of such children are at a loss as to how best to handle their child. Most parents love their troubled children, and many struggle with guilt because they don’t know how to cope. Others are understandably angry. Still others are afraid of failing their kids. A certain percentage of parents eventually reach the point where they feel they cannot continue on their current path, and they make the decision to seek residential treatment in a care facility such as Red Rock Canyon School. Red Rock Canyon School is a well-known psychiatric residential treatment center in St. George, Utah. The school serves troubled boys and girls from the ages of 12 to 18, and seeks to bring healing not only to youth, but also to their families.
Every child at Red Rock Canyon School has an individualized treatment program. Counselors are licensed, professional and compassionate clinicians. The school’s academic program is accredited and has state-licensed instructors. It provides sports, enrichment activities and classes in dance, art and music. Students have access to a number of musical instruments, a professional recording studio, and sound and mixing boards. They get the chance to write, record, polish and publish their own musical creations in the on-campus recording facility with the help and guidance of from a professional producer. Within this process, many find healing, and develop a sense of self-worth. Parents looking for more information are invited to search the Red Rock Canyon School website.