A Safe Home Environment for Your Teen with Anorexia Nervosa
If your child has shown extreme weight loss, or looks especially gaunt, he or she might be afflicted with Anorexia Nervosa. Some other signs include insomnia, fatigue, discoloration of fingers, lightheadedness, hair breakage or loss, lack of menstrual cycle (in appropriate aged girls), and reduced tolerance to cold.
If he or she is struggling with Anorexia, your teen may go to excessive efforts to keep weight off, potentially impacting life activities. These efforts might include disproportionate time spent exercising, abuse of diet aids or laxatives, or forced vomiting following meals.
Wolf Creek Academy is here to help your child with Anorexia Nervosa, an eating disorder most commonly observed as an inability or refusal to sustain a healthful body weight, and an obsession with not gaining weight.
Wolf Creek Academy – Here to Help your Teen with Anorexia
The physical complications from Anorexia can be enormously serious, and vary from anemia and imbalance of the body’s essential minerals to bone loss, kidney problems/ troubles and even heart failure. That’s why early diagnosis and care is crucial!
It is to be expected that your teen will at first refuse treatment, as Anorexia will leave him/her more interested in staying skinny than concerned about health; it is likely more about they are handling their emotional problems than about food. The last thing you want is for Anorexia Nervosa to control their life!
Some studies show boys both lose and gain weight faster than girls. But whether you have a boy or a girl, the faster the Anorexia Nervosa is treated and the faster they get back to their growth curve, the better the long term prognosis.
A Hope and a Future for Every Child
Wolf Creek Academy is faith-based; a professionally team staffed residential boarding school, here to help your struggling or rebellious teen. Our program instills integrity, accountability, responsibility and character while providing your child behavioral counseling and a quality education.
Our family-model lifestyle offers a safe, nurturing atmosphere that encourages developing skills, particularly in building positive relationships with authority figures as well as their peers. The staff works with our boys and girls to teach them independent skills and valuable life lessons that will prove indispensible for building their future.
Counseling is provided for teens who struggle with behavioral and emotional problems, and they meet with a licensed certified counselor once weekly at a minimum. Daily group sessions are used to address issues of anger management and respect of authority, self-respect, or other relevant issues. The non-threatening atmosphere of this small group session allows them to learn from one another, and they can realize there are appropriate ways of managing their respective behavioral difficulties. Regular psychiatric monitoring is available for students who require medication.
The accredited Lighthouse Christian Academy supports the mission of Wolf Creek Academy, to help students master curriculum knowledge with the Accelerated Christian Education system. Whether moderately paced learner or high achiever, all children are enabled to work at their own ability and appropriate level in our classroom settings, and our therapeutic and nurturing environment is a safeguard for success.
Designed to meet the learning needs of the individual child, students advance at their own pace; most often an accelerated pace which boosts self-respect, repairs self-confidence and promotes security for a successful future. They are recognized and rewarded for value, effort and significance in learning.
So many teens have lost sight of a clear and positive future, but we see so many reach for their highest potential when given the tools and education to do so. Please call Wolf Creek Academy at (877) 477-9653 if you have tried everything, and are ready to see your problem child develop into a successful young adult.