Help for Troubled Teens – Residential and Wilderness Programs
Aspen Education Group is recognized nationwide as the leading provider of education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. As the largest and most comprehensive network of therapeutic schools and programs, Aspen offers professionals and families the opportunity to choose a setting that best meets a student’s unique academic and emotional needs.
Aspen Education Group provides help for today and hope for tomorrow for families with a troubled teen or young adult. We offer private therapeutic boarding schools that help students with academic, behavioral, and emotional problems; wilderness camps that are an effective therapeutic alternative to boot camps; and residential treatment programs for adolescents with substance abuse problems.
Our help and services range from short-term intervention programs to residential treatment, and include a variety of therapeutic interventions including: boarding schools, wilderness therapy, and residential treatment.
Our unique boarding schools and outdoor therapy wilderness camps are some of the most established and respected therapeutic programs in the nation. Many of our programs offer flexible lengths of stay, a small staff- to-student ratio, and life-changing experiences that can transform a defiant, struggling teen into a positive and productive adolescent or young adult. Our outdoor therapy programs encourage positive peer culture, self- reliance, and personal responsibility for behavior; an independent study by The University of Idaho has shown significant positive changes in teens’ behavior that still hold true a year after participation in our wilderness programs.
Both parents and professionals can find exceptional programs that offer help for troubled teens (children, teenagers, and young adults) at Aspen Education Group.
Aspen Education Group offers assistance and help to families who would like to reduce the upfront cost of enrolling your child, teen, or young adult in a residential school or program.
Our Financial Services department helps parents make these schools affordable through low monthly payments for families that qualify.
Low-interest loans and other financing options mean monthly payments as low as $400 – $800 per month. Find out more
To find out how Aspen can help you and your teen, call us at (888) 972-7736 or click here to contact us.
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