All Kinds of News for September 12, 2018
As a student here at Turn-About Ranch, I just want to tell you that coming here will be one of the best decisions you or your parents could have made. Here at the program, you get to learn a lot of neat things about yourself that you might not know. Try your hand at different activities we do around the ranch such as hauling hay, hauling wood, taking care of barn animals, fixing fences, and even milking a cow. Some of these things I never ever thought I could do before I came here. You learn so much here and the staff is so amazing. They give great advice and are always trying to bring you up.
It’s pretty amazing how much of a change you can make in such a short time here. I almost guarantee that when you return back to your family, you’ll take some of these habits, activities, and coping skills home with you. Just remember that your parents are doing this because they love you and want the best for you. That’s what I had to keep in mind when I first arrived. Know that no one is against you here. Staff, therapists, and peers are always watching out for you.
I know it’s scary at first, but I promise you that it gets better. Something that really help me when I came here was to start connecting with God. He has really helped me through my times of struggle and need. There will definitely be good days and bad days, but always remember to keep smiling and God is always with you. I’ll be praying for you.
About Turn-About Ranch
Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose.