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Shelterwood is a Christian residential care facility dedicated to restoring families who are struggling with the difficulties of raising a teenager. Shelterwood has provided therapeutic care and educational advancement for hundreds of teens for over thirty years. Parents are provided with family therapy and will receive regular performance updates. The average length of stay at Shelterwood is eleven months, but progress through the program will be determined by the child's own effort to make the appropriate changes in his or her life.
One parents says, "Our son is doing great…it has been an incredible transformation… I respect him as much as any man in my life… it is not something I would ever say without meaning it... he has truly earned my admiration... thank you for putting such a caring team of mentors, counselors, teachers and staff at SW…SW has saved our family. Find other reviews at http://shelterwoodboardingschoolreviews.com
What is Shelterwood?
Shelterwood is a licensed Christian therapeutic boarding school. Our ministry is dedicated to family counseling and restoration of relationships in a Christ-centered environment. We treat troubled adolescents that may be spiraling out of control and showing signs of:
Teen depression and anger
Teen opposition, defiance, or anxiety
Teen substance abuse, addictions, or rebellious attitude
Teen academic challenges
Teen low motivation or manipulation
Academics: We are equipped and accredited with an on-site private school so that your teen can continue their education while at Shelterwood. With a low teacher-to-student ratio, your teen will receive individual attention. Many students need this to regain confidence in their academic skills and build positive relationships with teachers and peers.
Activities: Recreation: Many student's self image is intertwined with their perception of the physical self. Mixing leisure and recreational activities with clinical and scholastic elements of treatment is an essential ingredient for positive development.
Our recreation therapy program is designed to promote trust of self and others, willingness to take personal risks, positive self-expression, healthy personal interests and self-confidence. It's playing with a purpose! We also enjoy leisure activities such as going to the movies, the local rec center, swimming, and other "normal" outlets so as to reengage teens with healthy alternatives to their prior activities.
It probably won't surprise you to know that teens don't like the office-oriented design of traditional therapy. Counseling at Shelterwood occurs all the time - in a variety of methods. Individual, family and group counseling is provide for by a therapist with an MA degree. But the whole point of a residential teen treatment program is to provide a therapeutic, 24/7 environment where teen counseling and observation is taking place constantly--where real life essentially happens at school and during meals, while doing chores and hanging out during recreation. It's the transformational advantage of residential treatment.
And at Shelterwood, it's not just about the quantity of care, it's the quality. All true restoration of the heart and soul comes from Jesus Christ. Our entire staff - from cooks, teachers and counselors - are nurturing their own personal relationships with God. Our entire organization at Shelterwood is built on our Biblical faith and values.
Located in Independence, Missouri, the Shelterwood campus was designed from the ground up to treat the whole child. From our beautiful gymnasium, to our classrooms, dorms, and counseling offices, we believe that you will find a highly professional environment with all the necessary amenities. It is important for families to know their children will receive the love, care and attention they deserve even while going through a treatment program..
Shelterwood" is a forestry technique whereby certain trees, which cannot tolerate the intensity of the sun, are sheltered on the forest floor by older, more mature trees until they can stand and grow on their own. In the same way, Shelterwood provides a place where teens can be sheltered from the intensity of their adolescence while breaking down barriers within the family so that they can be reunited in a new atmosphere in the home.
Our ministry began "sheltering" teens in 1980 when a father approached Richard Beach founder of Doulos Ministries, looking for an alternative for his daughter who was headed down a very self-destructing path. The Lord provided a mentor, a counselor and a new option for this young lady when she came to live with a LeadTime student as the first Shelterwood resident.
Over 27 years later, Shelterwood is still on course, having served 940 families since 1982. We operate two campuses: a beautiful 20-acre wooded property outside of Branson, MO and 40 acres near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, CO. A non-profit, faith-based organization, Shelterwood is a licensed by the Residential Child Care Agencies (RCCF) and the Colorado and Missouri State's Division of Family Services.
ommunity Service & Mission Trips: Shelterwood teens serve one another, serve the community and learn to serve the world. Through work projects on campus, your teen will pick up valuable work/life skills and understand teamwork to accomplish a task. Your child will also participate in "Beyond Shelterwood" days which are both academic field trips and community service trips.
We serve at local shelters, churches, and various places in the community. Shelterwood also offers teens an opportunity to build homes and care for orphans in Haiti. Your teen will experience a great amount of healing from living beyond him or herself