Although your daughter is the one who would be residing at Springboard, our program would involve you too. Your involvement plays a vital role in how successful your daughter would be in our program and in her new life upon coming home.
At Springboard, your daughter will receive carefully planned out instruction on who she is in Christ, what her future holds and how she can overcome the current crisis in which she finds herself. You will have the benefit of learning to communicate better with her, confront the issues she is facing and help establish the ground work upon which she can continue to build for the rest of her life. Your involvement is critical. Below is an outline of Our Part as well as Your Part!
Our goal at Springboard is to provide a warm, loving, nurturing and structured environment for our students... an environment in which they can grow and overcome their life-controlling issues while developing a disciplined life. Through curriculum, counseling and ministry, we strive to reunite the entire family into healthy and loving relationships. We address both the issues that created the current crisis as well as providing tools to avert crisis in the future.
We address the root sin issues that have brought them to their current situation. We address the head, the heart and the hands of each student.
We provide Christ-centered curriculum – the head.
The curriculum used at Springboard is Christ-centered and focuses on very practical aspects of both faith and conduct while challenging their character. Each student is expected to complete three units of the curriculum in order to satisfactorily complete the Springboard program. Each unit is carefully customized for each student, specifically addressing their issues while challenging their faith.
We provide Biblical Counseling – the heart.
As a ministry, we approach life-controlling issues with the understanding that they are directly rooted in sin. Our model for counseling therefore is established upon that understanding and our counselors are Biblical Counselors utilizing Christian counseling methodology as opposed to psychotherapy. Our Counselors effectively utilize Scripture to shed light upon those areas of sin in the lives of our students and provide them with truth to overcome those issues. It is this practical application of God’s Word that make the Teen Challenge program the most successful of its’ kind.
We provide family counseling – the heart.
Family Counseling is a critical component of the Springboard program. Not only is it necessary to help reunite the family that has been splintered through drugs, rebellion, abuse, etc., but our objective is to help parents address their own sin-issues and learn how to disciple their daughters beyond Springboard. We want to help your family through the current crisis, but also give both you and your daughter the tools to overcome issues that may arise in the future. Parents are required to cooperatively participate and cooperate fully, while completing all assignments they are given in counseling along with their daughter.
We provide compassionate care and structure – the hands.
While the curriculum is designed to address the head and the counseling is designed to minister to the heart, the day in and day out care provided at Springboard is designed to put into action what is being learned and help bring about the transformation of the heart in a very practical way. Students have the opportunity to apply biblical principles in relationships, attitude and personal responsibility in everyday situations with staff and other students. This helps them develop habits that will carry over into their new lives at home.
YES! You will have an active role during the time that your daughter is at Springboard. Your level of commitment to family counseling, helping your daughter obey the rules of the program and your dedication to the ministry of Springboard will make a tremendous difference in the success of your daughter’s stay and her life when she returns home.
Family Counseling Assignments
Your counselor will require your active participation in several ways. Minimally, you will be asked to read the following books:
This will provide you with information that will be referred to during counseling and give both you and your daughter a basic understanding of our counseling. She will be reading the first two books as well during her stay. Additional books may be assigned as necessary.
From time to time, Springboard hosts "Parent Weekends" that will provide you with workshops that address specific issues as they relate to communication and behavioral issues. You will be expected to participate in all activities. It is a critical part of the program and when you bring your daughter to Springboard, you are agreeing to partner with us to do all you can to help her in this process of transformation. Families that fully participate and follow our program outline see tremendous success in their daughter's transformation. Those that do not are the ones that contact us 6 months after their daughter has completed our program requesting that she return. Your participation isn't requested... your participation isn’t suggested... your participation is critical and required if you desire to see your daughter's life transformed and your family restored to what it should be.
Let us help your daughter with a short-term program set in a safe and loving environment that is lower in cost and has a higher success rate than most therapeutic boarding schools or rehabs. We have a limited number of placements available, so call us today!
"My dreams seemed to slip away as the pain grew inside of me, darkening my existence and filling me with mixed desires. I couldn't deal with all of the chaos so I became part of it. I arrived at Springboard and they told me that it was a Christian program. I yelled at them and told them that I would not believe their religion. Two weeks later, I gave my life to Jesus Christ and I will never regret it. God delivered my need for medication and after that, a new life in me broke free. I cannot contain how much joy and peace is in me now because of Jesus Christ. The one thing that really has changed the most in my life is the hope that the Lord brings."
-Susie, Former Resident
"I speak from more than 20 years of knowledge of the organization when I tell you, Teen Challenge works."Ronald Reagan
"Teen Challenge succeeds when all of the government programs failed." Charles Colson
"I've believed in this ministry since its very beginning...Thank God for Teen Challenge!" Rev. Billy Graham
"Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country." George W. Bush
Debra J. Stevenson serves as Center Director for the Springboard Home. Holding her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and a B.A. in Counseling and Comparative Religion, Debra understands the importance of compassionate care combined with Biblical curriculum and counseling to help transform the heart for a lifetime. As a Licensed Minister, Debra has extensive ministry experience and is dedicated to ensuring that each student is given the greatest opportunity to discover who they are in Christ and embrace a new life, hope and future in Him.
Springboard Home for Youth in Crisis
A Ministry of Teen Challenge
PO Box 69966 · Tucson, AZ 85737