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Boot Camp

“Boot camps” are at-risk teen programs designed around the  military approach for its primarily military style.  The focus is on dissolving a teen’s individual focus with a new focus on their place within a (fighting) system. Boot camp programs for teenagers have been shown to be effective in short-term behavioral change, with incarcerated juvenile offenders, but the model’s efficacy requires continuing oversight.    

Because All Kinds of Therapy intends to inform on private placement and parent-choice programs, does not recommend this approach to working with troubled teens or young adults. If you want to find a therapeutic, outdoor intervention, a completely different approach than the “boot camp” model, look at the wilderness therapy approach.