Adolescent Wilderness Program
At blueFire, we believe the best way to serve clients is by separating groups by age and gender. Our experience indicates that maturity, neurodevelopment, and challenges faced by clients can be distinctly different based on age and gender. In order to address the specific needs of each client, therapeutic staff specific to these groups have an extensive amount of expertise working with specific ages/genders. Our adolescent programming works with teen girls and boys ages 11-17.
We also have a program, blueFire PulsaR, which is specifically designed for young adults ages 18-28. For more information about blueFire PulsaR visit here>>>
The age and gender groups at blueFire’s adolescent program are:
Younger Boys (11-15):
Our program for younger boys, which we call the “Embers Program” helps boys ages 11-15 who have struggled in the past with challenges like low self esteem, anger, trauma, school refusal and executive functioning issues. During their time with the Embers group, boys learn important communication skills, anger management skills and organizational skills. By gaining these unique skills, boys have a better chance of success after graduation. Learn more about our Embers boys program here>>>
Teen Boys (14-17):
Teen boys are separated from the younger boys because they are in a different developmental stage than younger boys and are often dealing with other challenges. Teen boys may have begun experimenting with risky behaviors or acting out impulsively. We work closely with older boys to address these issues in an age appropriate manner.
Younger Girls (11-15):
Our Embers Girls group helps address the unique developmental needs of young girls ages 11-15. Many of the younger girls we help are struggling with challenges such as anger, low self esteem, school refusal, trauma, adoption issues, and executive functioning issues. In the Embers Girls group, clients build healthy coping and communication skills that will help instill lasting behavioral change. Learn more about the Embers Girls group here>>>
Teen Girls (14-17):
We work closely with teen girls ages 14-17 who struggle with behavioral and emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma, and loss. Teen girls are separated from the younger girls group because they are at a different developmental stage than younger girls and are working through a unique set of challenges and issues.
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