A Safe Home Environment for Your Teen with Bulimia Nervosa
We are here to help your child who is dealing with Bulimia Nervosa, an eating disorder in which she cycles through periods of large food intake, alternating with fasting times. Purging (through use of laxatives, enemas or self-induced vomiting) is frequent. Bulimia is closely correlated with body dissatisfaction (and, while not unheard of with boys, is far more common in females).
Noteworthy symptoms and side effects include ulcers, constipation, tooth decay, dehydration and esophageal inflammation. Because there is not usually a striking variation in total body weight, and your child may well be average or above average in weight, Bulimia is trickier to detect and diagnose than Anorexia.
Wolf Creek Academy – Here to Help your Teen with Bulimia Nervosa
Remedies are available, typically a combination of psychotherapy and (anti-depressant) medications. Your child might find success in working with a dietician, too, to help establish healthier nutritional and eating routines.
As you might suppose, your teen will greatly profit from family support to help with the Bulimia Nervosa. Whether the origin is hereditary or not, body image (often a distorted one) is at the core of this disorder. Alternating menus and family eating practices can go far towards encouraging healthy habits, reducing the odds of regression after Bulimia treatment has ended.
Untreated, Bulimia can progress to many different serious, even grave complications. Digestive problems (from laxative abuse), gum disease, dehydration (possibly leading to kidney failure), depression, substance abuse, and coronary problems (even heart failure) are not unheard of.
Some studies show that boys both lose and gain weight faster than girls. But whether it’s your son or daughter who is suffering with Bulimia, the faster the disorder is treated and the faster they get back to their normal growth curve, the better the long term prognosis.
A Hope and a Future for Every Child
A faith-based therapeutic boarding school, we instill character, integrity, responsibility and accountability, all while giving your struggling teenager the opportunity to achieve a quality education.
Wolf Creek Academy’s family-model lifestyle offers a safe, nurturing environment that encourages teens to build positive relationships with authority figures as well as their peers. Our professional staff works with students to teach them invaluable life lessons and independent skills that will be beneficial for their future.
We educate the whole child from a Biblical worldview, assisting with their spiritual, physical and emotional development. We believe children should be built up, loved and nurtured with appropriate discipline, and that every student is unique with potential.
Counseling is provided for teens struggling with behavioral and emotional problems, and they meet with a licensed certified counselor at least once weekly. Daily group sessions address anger management issues and respect of authority, self-respect, or other relevant issues. The non-threatening atmosphere of this small group session allows them to learn from each other appropriate ways of managing their respective behavioral difficulties. Local psychiatric monitoring is available for students who require it.
Every student is dual-enrolled with the accredited Lighthouse Christian Academy, whose purpose is to support the mission of Wolf Creek. Whether a high achiever or moderately paced learner, children work at their own ability and appropriate level. We help students master curriculum knowledge via the Accelerated Christian Education system, utilizing daily classroom type settings, and providing any additional tutoring needed. Our therapeutic and nurturing environment is a safeguard for success.
Students thrive while having the opportunity to advance at their own pace; most often an accelerated pace which boosts self-respect, repairs self-confidence and promotes security for a successful future. Our program is designed to meet the learning needs of the individual child and each one is rewarded for their efforts.
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.