Wheatfield Academy, situated in Wheatfield, Indiana, is a faith-based boarding school dedicated to providing therapeutic care for young men between the ages of 13 and 17. The academy’s focus is on offering a safe and nurturing environment for the healing and growth of struggling teens and their families. The staff at Wheatfield Academy is committed to bringing hope and love to their students, providing them with the tools and support they need to overcome their challenges and thrive.
While every teenager has their unique set of struggles and challenges, Wheatfield takes the approach that there are some issues that may have similar characteristics. This is where the term “troubled youth” can be helpful, not to label them but to diagnose their negative behavior and prompt families to seek help. At Wheatfield Academy, licensed mental health counseling is available for teen boys in a 24/7 setting away from daily distractions. Their program model follows the Stages of Accomplishment counseling theory for change, helping residents progress through a natural change process to overcome specific struggles. Parents are also educated and prepared for their teenager’s eventual return home. The student’s progress is objectively measured through a tiered system, with evidence-based practices utilized in counseling sessions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). All counselors have Master’s degrees in counseling or social work and are supervised by a licensed therapist.
At Wheatfield Academy, faith is a fundamental aspect of their ministry, and they aim to offer guidance and support to individuals of all backgrounds and religions. The team holds a strong belief that a connection with God can offer healing and serenity to those in need. They are always ready to lend a listening ear and to provide information to those seeking to learn more about the relationship between humanity and divinity. The Wheatfield Academy staff is committed to working alongside their students, helping them discover the transformative power of Jesus’ teachings, as they seek to create positive change in their lives.