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Schools for Troubled Teens Help Restore Arkansas Youth’s Confidence

Many teens with mental and emotional challenges struggle in traditional high school settings. Teens dealing with grief, trauma, and abuse often find these struggles too overwhelming. Motivation for schoolwork usually suffers. Poor academic performance leads to decreased self-confidence putting your Arkansas teen in a downward spiral of aggressive behaviors, isolation, substance abuse, or truancy. Schools for troubled teens offer support for teens struggling in a traditional school environment.

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Solstice West Can Help Your Arkansas Teen

At Solstice, a residential treatment program and boarding school near Salt Lake City, Utah, girls and assigned female at birth learn strong academic skills and skills to manage their emotional and behavioral issues that help them get back on track. Solstice integrates academics with individual, group, and family therapy to ensure your child achieves success during the program and after transitioning. Our small class sizes allow our certified teachers, and if necessary, special education teachers, to give every student the individual attention they need to succeed. Our clinical team, including therapists, teachers, and residential staff, work together to create an individualized treatment plan designed to meet your daughter’s unique needs. A creative curriculum and experiential learning opportunities keep your teen engaged and enthusiastic to learn.

Students thrive in Solstice’s safe and nurturing community and stay on track to successfully complete high school. Solstice’s academic program is accredited by AdvancEd, which allows your teen to transfer credits they’ve earned to schools in Arkansas.

With Solstice’s support, your child has the opportunity to get back on track academically and lead a happier and healthier life. Call (866) 278-3345 for more information about our school for troubled teens.

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At Risk Youth from Arkansas Learn Creative, Expressive Outlets at Schools for Troubled Teens.

Teens who are struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges have a hard time finding appropriate ways to express themselves. This breakdown in communication can lead to feelings of inadequacy and isolation. As a result, they may struggle academically or turn to self-destructive behaviors like eating disorders and addiction. When other forms of communication are ineffective, Visual and Fine Arts can offer teens a healthier form of expression. Arkansas teens with emotional and behavioral challenges can find the support they need at schools for troubled teens that understand their unique needs.

Help For Arkansas Teens

Teens going through emotional and behavioral challenges often struggle finding appropriate ways to express themselves. This breakdown in communication can lead to feelings of inadequacy and isolation. This often leads to poor academic performance and self-harming behaviors like eating disorders and addiction. Visual and Fine Arts offer teens a new form of expression when other forms of communication are difficult. Arkansas teens with emotional and behavioral challenges can find the support they need at schools for troubled teens that understand their unique needs.

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Fine Arts Academic Programming at Solstice West:

Solstice, a Utah-based boarding school, developed an effective Fine Arts program for teen girls and assigned female at birth (age 14-18) as part of a comprehensive, holistic approach to therapy. While our core curriculum is consistent with local standards, Solstice offers the following creative arts classes to help Arkansas teens find new and therapeutic methods of expression:

Drawing: The goal of our drawing class is to teach students how to accurately see and record objects using a variety of media, such as colored pencils, pastels, and graphite, which serve as the basic building blocks of all styles of art.

Painting: This elective class allows students to apply what they learned from the Art Foundations classes to painting. They explore various mediums and canvases to create expressive work based on classic and contemporary art. Self-Expression is a powerful tool for confidence, assertiveness, and connectivity.

Art Foundations I & II: These classes focus on the fundamentals of art, including two and three-dimensional design and drawing. Basic art concepts like color theory, studio techniques, aesthetics, and opportunities to experiment with various media gives students an opportunity to skillfully express themselves visually. Teens are also introduced to historical art movements and famous artists.

Solstice believes that girls and assigned female at birth with emotional struggles are empowered by visual arts. Solstice encourages girls and assigned female at birth to learn healthier coping mechanisms and ways of self-expression at our school for troubled teens. Call (866) 278-3345 to learn more about our academic program. We can help your family today!

Solstice West helps teens struggling with issues such as:

Issues with self esteem

Staying away from loved ones and isolating themselves


Impulse control

Self harm


Oppositional defiant disorder

Attachment issues related to adoption

Struggling through grief and loss


Issues with disordered eating

Symptoms of anxiety

Family conflict and dysfunction

Asperger’s disorder

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