“Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.” —Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
At Renewed Hope Ranch, our goal is to restore family unity with honesty, respect, and dignity. Our residential treatment center is based on the equation that structure + safety = strength. A strength we all know your daughter has.
First, we identify and embrace the unique qualities of each girl. Then we develop a treatment program that revolves around solidifying her strengths and overcoming her weaknesses. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed care in a community of confidence and kindness.
Mental Health in Young Women
Depression among teens is growing, and teenage girls are three times more likely than boys to struggle with depression. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 in 5 teenage girls experienced a major depressive episode during 2017. Perhaps most alarming is that the number of cases for teenage girls has risen by 66% since 2007.
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
It can be difficult to determine whether your daughter’s behavior is moodiness due to the changes and chaos of adolescence or a serious mental health concern. Some signs you can watch for are:
- Chronic fatigue
- Easily triggered
- Withdrawal from peer groups
- Deteriorating school performance
- Change in appetite
- Constant fear or worry
The bottom line is, if it is negatively impacting her life and the life of those around her, it is time to consider therapy and possibly in-house residential treatment.
The Benefits of Therapy
Renewed Hope Ranch believes in a blend of conventional therapies and equine alternatives. You and your daughter are the leaders of her treatment team, which will develop a recovery plan that will probably include:
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy for Girls
- Family Therapy
- Equine Therapy
Through a treatment that is varied and flexible, we hope to improve your daughter’s skills in:
- Conflict resolution
- Concern for others
A Positive Peer Culture
At all stages of life, our peers have a profound influence on our mental well-being. If your daughter is dealing with a substance abuse disorder, engaging in other risky behaviors, or struggling with other addictions, she may be involved with a toxic peer group.
We strive to help your daughter embrace empathy by not only fostering accountability but doing so in a way that makes her understand that there is unconditional acceptance.
Nurturing and Confidence Through Equine Therapy
The strength of equine therapy is its combined physical, occupational, and emotional benefit.
The girls are actively responsible for the daily feeding, watering, grooming, and leading of their horses. Physical activity and fresh air can increase their brain function, improve overall health, and even increase their serotonin level to stabilize their mood.
The daily care of their horse can improve skills such as:
- Fine motor
- Visual perception
- Social interaction
- Sensory integration
Making your daughter responsible for the health and welfare of another living being will force her to break out of her self-imposed bubble of isolation. She will come to understand and accept that she is vitally important and capable of extraordinary kindness.
As the bond between girl and horse strengthens and her confidence grows, your daughter will develop better relationships with people around her.