Social Challenges In Troubled Youth

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Helping Troubled Youth with Social Challenges

Social challenges present themselves in a variety of ways for troubled youth. Sometimes it’s isolation due to anxieties and a lack of feeling accepted. Other times it's choosing the wrong people to spend time with and in turn making poor judgments about what to do at that time.

We also see many troubled teens who instinctively go towards combative interactions with peers and elders. Social interactions are interwoven in every aspect of the Trails’ therapeutic program. Students live in a peer group and quickly learn how their actions affect their group and how to communicate more effectively to produce positive results and help them achieve their goals.

Our students live in groups of 6 to 12 and develop personal responsibility while they learn to depend upon one another to accomplish daily tasks and initiatives. Every positive and challenging social interaction provides opportunities for development. Inevitably conflict arises and our professional staff guides the process of effectively communicating, resolving conflict, and creating solutions.


There is also incredible power in a peer group that has similar struggles and is on a similar journey to make positive change. The support our students offer each other and the way in which they can relate is unlike anything troubled youth find in their typical environment.

This connection, paired with expert staff, wilderness therapy, and our years of experience helping adolescents provide the perfect recipe for change and a new lease on life.

Our Residential Program Groups

At Trails Carolina, we provide a supportive, healthy environment for a variety of age groups to receive treatment for various behavioral and mental health issues. Our residential therapy programs include options for preteen boys (10-13), preteen girls (10-13), teen girls (14-17), and teen boys (14-17).

Wilderness Therapy for Boys 10-13

Wilderness Therapy for Girls 10-13

Wilderness Therapy for Girls 14-17

Wilderness Therapy for Boys 14-17

We believe that segmenting groups by age and gender allows our team of mental health professionals, residential and field staff, and accredited academic educators to provide more focused and effective personalized care to each student. Additionally, evidence shows that using segmented peer groups helps students learn to build positive relationships among their own peers. This makes the transition back to traditional school settings easier for young people. And it helps our students learn how to interact and build healthy connections for life!

The Importance of Reaching Out For Troubled Teens Facing Social Challenges

These social challenges for troubled youth are common and they aren’t set in stone. Recognizing the issues and looking for help is the first step in helping your child make changes. Contact us to hear about the students we’ve helped in the years past, the challenges we’ve helped them overcome, and how we can help your child create positive changes.

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Trails saved my daughter’s life. Amanda is an amazing human and a brilliant therapist. I am so grateful to her, Science Steve, and the other wonderful people who could reach my daughter at a time when I could not.

Margot Lowman August 2022

Great life changing experience for our son. After becoming addicted to gaming during covid he was very depressed. At Trails he experienced the wilderness, Science Steve, learning survival skills and top notch therapy and support etc… I highly recommend! This gave our son and our family a renewed family bond full of love and excitement about his bright future.

Winnifred Wilson July 2022


Outstanding clinical work and superb staff! There’s a great culture at this company and it shows with how they engage with families/clients.

Kristin Brace June 2022


Everything we do at Trails Carolina is meant to prepare students and families to transition their wilderness experience into the real world and create a bright future.