Teen Intervention Services

We Offer Creative Teenage Interventions That Work

A Leading Teenage Intervention Treatment Program

As a concerned parent of a struggling adolescent or troubled teen, you may be searching for at-risk youth programs that can provide the support and resources your child needs to overcome challenges related to mental health, substance abuse, or behavior issues.

At Trails Carolina, we offer a unique and highly effective approach to therapeutic crisis intervention that combines evidence-based therapy with outdoor activities and the safety and structure of residential treatment.

Our highly effective intervention services have helped countless teens overcome their struggles and achieve their goals. From personalized treatment plans to accredited academics to family involvement and transition support, Trails Carolina offers a holistic and supportive approach that can help your child or loved one thrive.


This Is Not Your Average Teenage Intervention Program

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At Trails Carolina, we treat the whole person. Our trained, experienced staff are passionate and excited about making a difference in struggling teens lives. Unlike other facilities for at-risk teens, we integrate family programming into our therapeutic approach through family therapy and our family camp.

In order to have an effective teenage intervention for your son or daughter, comprehensive therapeutic techniques need to be used.

At Trails, our masters-level clinicians incorporate the best evidence-based therapeutic methods to elicit long-lasting change in our students. As one of the leaders in teen therapeutic treatment, we aim to help each individual at Trails get closer to the successful and healthy life they deserve.


What Are Teenage Intervention Services?

Intervention services for teens are programs and resources designed to provide support and guidance to at-risk teenagers who may be struggling with a range of challenges such as substance abuse, mental health issues, behavioral problems, academic difficulties, or family conflict. These services aim to intervene early on and provide teens with the resources they need to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential.

Types Of Intervention Strategies Based On The Concern:

Different types of intervention strategies include individual or family therapy, recovery counseling, educational support, and experiential treatment options that incorporate therapeutic experiences designed to increase self-esteem and help teens develop self-regulation strategies, healthier coping mechanisms, leadership and teamwork skills.

The most effective intervention strategy for your child will likely depend on the concern or concerns that make your teen at-risk for continuing down a dangerous path.

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Behavioral Concerns: If your teen's behavior is the biggest concern, you may consider a program that offers individual or family therapy, counseling, community service, or mentoring. These strategies can be used to address negative behaviors and encourage teens to develop more positive behaviors and values.

Family Conflict and Mental Health Concerns: Similar strategies can be used if conflict with family members or the child's mental health is the biggest concern, as they address underlying causes of conflict and distress, can lead to improved family relationships, and provide coping skills for mental and emotional challenges such as anxiety.

Substance Abuse: For older teens, the major concern may be alcohol abuse or abusing drugs, in which case a drug intervention or substance abuse treatment may be needed. In some cases, detox at a treatment facility may be a necessary first step toward recovery. Those who deal with substance abuse disorder can benefit from therapy, counseling, medication management, and support groups or 12-step programs.

Whatever the concern, the goal of these intervention services is to address the underlying causes of a teenager's challenges and help them develop the skills they need to succeed in life.

Why Are Early Interventions Important?

Early interventions are designed to help prevent small problems from becoming larger ones. When the intervention process is initiated early on, at-risk teens are less likely to require more extreme intervention later on. By intervening early and providing effective support, you can help your teen build a strong foundation for their future success.


Address issues before they become more serious:

Many issues that teens face, such as substance abuse or mental health problems, can escalate quickly if left unchecked. Early intervention can help address these issues before they become more serious and more difficult to treat.

Reduce the risk of negative outcomes:

Teens who experience challenges such as substance abuse or behavioral problems are at a higher risk for negative outcomes such as dropping out of school, legal problems, and ongoing mental health issues. Early intervention can help reduce the risk of these negative outcomes and increase the chances of a successful outcome.

Increase the chance of positive outcomes:

Teens who receive early intervention services are more likely to see positive outcomes such as improved mental health, academic success, and better family relationships. By intervening early, teens have a better chance of achieving their full potential and living fulfilling lives.

Help teens develop skills and coping strategies:

Early intervention services can help teens develop the skills and coping strategies they need to navigate challenges in the future. This can include developing healthy habits, improving communication skills, and building resilience.

Teenage Interventions Work At Trails Carolina

At Trails Carolina, our therapeutic intervention programs for teens give struggling boys and girls, ages 10 to 17, the opportunity to learn important lessons, gain crucial coping skills, and develop key values that help them succeed in life, such as:

  • Trust: Our students learn to form healthy relationships with peers and mentors based on trust. Eventually, students are able to build trust and understand the importance of it in day-to-day life.
  • Respect: We start building respect by introducing the importance for having respect for nature. Our wilderness approach allows our students to understand and build respect for peers and staff at Trails, their parents, families, friends, and teachers at home, and ultimately themselves.
  • Accountability: One of the things our program focuses on is teaching our students how to be accountable for their actions. We create an environment in which our students' peers and staff feel comfortable enough to hold each other accountable and understand natural consequences.
  • Integrity: Being immersed in nature has a way of helping individuals reveal their true character. Our students learn to build a foundation of dependable, rational choices and thoughts.
  • Leadership: We offer students the opportunity to get comfortable enough to step out of their comfort zone and lead. We teach leadership skills that boost confidence and personal growth.
  • Service: Helping others is a core element of Trails Carolina. Our students learn to recognize and care about the environment and people around them through service.
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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