The Back on Track Program for Teen Boys
The Back on Track program provides residential care for boys ages 14-17 who have difficulty managing emotions and behavior. The program is designed for boys who are runaways or who have exhibited some delinquency, including:
- Running away
- Out-of-control behavior
- Defiant behavior
- Minor criminal behavior, such as vandalism, curfew violation, truancy, or theft
The program is typically 9-12 months long. Houseparents live in the home providing a structured motivational program that encourages teen boys to develop skills in self-management, appropriate interactions with others, and take responsibility for their own actions.
Boys in the program are required to participate in the development of an individual program plan that focuses on spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional needs. Daily activities are designed to promote learning, growth, and healing. Daily chores are required.
Truancy or a life crisis can leave boys way behind in school, and make it difficult for them to graduate and earn a diploma. That’s why siddle and high school boys attend Bethel Christian Academy, our on-campus school. With classes sizes of 3 to 12 students, our students receive personalized attention that allows them to catch up in school and earn a high school diploma.
The home-style living environment at Bethel helps youth overcome patterns of truancy and rebellion. All boys in the home get up and ready for school and attend classes on campus together, with positive reinforcement from house parents and teachers.
Families visit and call their children on a regulare basis. In addition, families attend all meetings, counseling sessions, and parent education classes, maintain contact with houseparents and social workers, while working to prepare for reunification.
The Bethel Bible Village campus includes family-style homes on a 64-acre campus, with plenty of opportunities for the physical exercise and fresh air that boys need. Our campus features a gymnasium, basketball court, tennis courts and plenty of green spaces.
Our campus school includes a gymnasium and library. While many people know our campus by the small iconic chapel near the front entrance, the children and teens in our care attend Sunday services at neighboring churches of various denominations, with their houseparents.
This application packet contains all the information you need to get started. Once the application has been submitted, our Admissions staff will carefully consider the information and determine if the child or teen is accepted for placement at Bethel Bible Village.
For more information, contact our Director of Admissions.