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Building Bridges

Small Residential Program

Building Bridges Program Information

Gender: Boys Only
Ages: 14 to 18
Grades: 9 to 12
Estimated Enrollment: 24
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 1996
Accreditations: Affiliations:

Building Bridges Contact Information

Address:
PO Box 1310
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
Phone: (406) 827-9853
Fax: (406) 827-9854
Email: buildingbridges@blackfoot.net
Website: www.buildingbridgesinc.net
School Contact: Jill Fairbank
Alternative Contact: Steve Fairbank
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

Building Bridges, Inc. is a long-term therapeutic residential and educational adventure based youth program that uses adventure based trips as an adjunct learning tool to the daily therapy and education. Strong counseling and educational components are key to successfully serving male students between the ages of 14-18. Building Bridges is located in scenic Thompson Falls, Montana and was founded in 1996 with the purpose of creating a close family setting in which to serve young men having difficulties emotionally, academically and socially.

Troubled teens served at Building Bridges may be experiencing or exhibiting poor academic achievement, lack of motivation and behavioral problems, low self-esteem, depression, anger management issues, difficulty with authority, drugs and alcohol, and dishonesty. more
Building Bridges, Inc. offers:

-therapeutic youth programs serving troubled teens
-youth residential and educational programs for troubled teens
-adventure based wilderness therapy as an adjunct part of the program.

Building Bridges, Inc. values the worth of troubled teens and their families. These young people need assistance in finding the straight path in life. They are our future. Families dealing with the difficulty, pain and trials brought about by their troubled teen need understanding and a hand in stabilizing their family. Building Bridges through its competent staff, exceptional therapeutic youth programs, youth residential programs, holistic use of educational programming, and wilderness therapy/trips provides a complete experience for youth served. Parents are an important part of our program and are encouraged to see for themselves our therapeutic youth programs and youth residential programs in action.

Our goal is to assist teens in the process of moving back into their families, by addressing behaviors and feelings and to re-evaluate family interaction and priorities. We look forward to working with you and your youth in our therapeutic youth programs.

Building Bridges, Inc. is a long-term therapeutic residential and educational adventure based program that uses adventure based trips as an adjunct learning tool to the daily therapy and education. Strong counseling and educational components are key to successfully serving male students between the ages of 14-18. Building Bridges is located in scenic Thompson Falls, Montana and was founded in 1996 with the purpose of creating a close family setting in which to serve young men having difficulties emotionally, academically and socially.
Troubled teens served at Building Bridges may be experiencing or exhibiting poor academic achievement, lack of motivation and behavioral problems, low self-esteem, depression, anger management issues, difficulty with authority, drugs and alcohol, and dishonesty. Concerned parents of troubled teens need help and they need answers. That is where Building Bridges can offer family help. Building Bridges provides therapeutic youth programs and youth residential programs, as well as strong counseling support for teens experiencing emotional and behavioral problems and/or chemical dependency relapse beyond the family’s ability to manage with community resources.

Building Bridges offers true home-based youth residential programs, therapeutic youth programs and Academic programs combining needed therapy with an appropriate academic life, social development, adventure based wilderness challenges and individual responsibility. Building Bridges accomplishes its purpose through three distinct and proven programs that incorporate the best of needed therapy and counseling, in-home schooling, community reintegration and acceptance of responsibility.

National Membership and Good Practices
Building Bridges is a member in good standing of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, Inc. (NATSAP). This association’s members must adhere to a stringent Code of Ethics and operate under “The Principles of Good Practice” developed by NATSAP to



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