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How Equine Therapy Helps Teens

Equine-assisted psychotherapy helps teens heal from depression, anxiety, and trauma-related conditions, serving as a complementary therapeutic tool alongside traditional clinical therapy methods. The therapeutic value of horseback riding has been recognized since ancient times. As early as 600 BC, the Greeks documented the therapeutic value of riding. Hippocrates, often referred to as the “Father of […]

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Memoirs of Transformation: Drew Morrison

 By Steve Williams If you were to meet Drew Morrison today, you would be impressed with him as a great dad to his four children and a devoted husband to his wife, Sarah. You would see his passion for the Lord. You would hear stories of praying for the sick and street evangelism. Then, you […]

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Outdoor Adventure Therapy

Outdoor adventure therapy for teens provides an opportunity to learn healthy coping mechanisms, building confidence, resilience, and adaptability. A breath of fresh air isn’t just good for the lungs–it’s good for the soul.  Outdoor adventure therapy, also known as wilderness therapy or adventure-based therapy, is a therapeutic practice that uses outdoor activities to stimulate personal […]

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Trauma-Informed Therapy for Teens

Did you know that 46% of youth under the age of 17 have reported experiencing trauma? By the time they become teens, many of these youth will experience major depressive episodes, develop substance use dependencies, and develop a variety of other poor coping mechanisms. Negative experiences like abuse or neglect, distressing interactions with caregivers, peers, […]

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Adventure Therapy Works!

Adventure therapy is a powerful approach that has gained popularity recently for helping troubled teens overcome personal challenges and develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed. One organization that has been particularly successful in using adventure therapy to help troubled boys is the Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. The Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is […]

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Therapeutic Ranch for Troubled Boys

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a residential program helping troubled boys overcome addiction and other behavioral issues. Through counseling, education, and outdoor activities, the program aims to instill discipline, self-confidence, and life skills in its participants. The ranch is located in a beautiful and serene natural setting, providing a peaceful and supportive environment for the […]

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Memoirs of Transformation: Vladimir Gordiyenko

Growing up as an immigrant in the United States, Vladimir Gordiyenko felt like an outsider. Struggling to fit in and find his place, he turned to drugs and alcohol to connect with others. “Coming to the U.S. made me realize I was different. I didn’t fit in. We started going to a Russian church, but […]

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Project Reach

  Every Soul Matters and Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch Team Up to Fight Hunger Fayetteville, Ark – Two local non-profit organizations are coming together to fight food insecurity on the third Saturday of each month in Northwest Arkansas. According to a nationwide study (2021), 15% of Arkansans experience food insecurity–that’s 50% higher than the national […]

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Small Moments, Big Transformations

At Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, we watch as the stories unfold. And often, it’s in the small moments – the seemingly insignificant moments, that we see the greatest change. TCAR students earn “bonus points” throughout their day for better-than-expected behavior or for doing extra. Their bonus points accumulate and can be spent as money. For […]

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Memoirs of Transformation: Michael Longbons

Michael Longbons was 16 years old when his parents enrolled him into TCAR in 2009. He had rejected God, mainly to rebel against his parents and to allow himself to continue self-destructive habits and behaviors. “I knew God was real. I’d even felt His presence at different points, but I wanted to satisfy my flesh […]

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