ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

We are a licensed, therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys aged 13-18. We utilize the equine-assisted therapy methods, along with Arbinger relationship philosophies to facilitate a unique healing journey for our clients. One that insights lasting, positive change. 

WHAT WE TREAT

The clients we serve, experience a range of mental and behavioral health challenges including:

 

  • Reactive Attachment

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Substance Abuse

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Low Self-esteem

  • Lack of Motivation

  • Conduct Disorders

  • General Rebellion

WHAT OUR PROGRAM INVOLVES

Every aspect of our program is geared toward building a young man of integrity. Men that are emotionally whole and morally complete. Our program is carefully designed to provide an experiential therapeutic experience, not just in equine therapy, but in the opportunity to participate in a rewarding daily schedule, of academics, work projects, uplifting classes, and service projects, as well as fulfilling recreation time.

All of our classes and activities are centered around facilitating opportunities for each of our clients to grow. Some of the classes and available activities include:

  • Weekly Arbinger Class, as well as peer-run Arbinger discussions several times a week

  • Morals & Values Class once a week

  • Cowboy Church (a non-denominational morals-driven meeting optional for boys who are interested)

The healing journey of our clients includes a carefully structured care plan from mental and behavioral health professionals. This includes:

  • One-on-one therapy at a minimum of once a week with a Masters-level therapist.

  • Process Group twice a week.

  • Group therapy four times a week, with a Masters-level therapist

  • Family therapy once a week

  • Equine therapy for 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week

  • Access to AA meetings and a thorough addiction recovery plan for boys struggling with substance abuse

HOW WE FACILITATE LASTING CHANGE, THE ARIVACA WAY

Discipline and rewards systems are often ineffective at promoting lasting changes in behavior, many parents with children who experience behavioral challenges will recognize this to be true from their own experience, and there is a lot of research to back this up.

 

Rather than placing emphasis on discipline and rewards system, our program teaches young men the natural rewards of choosing to pursue productive and useful activities, as opposed to the natural consequences of wasting time, being lazy or reckless, and procrastinating. Young men who graduate our program have come to learn the valuable lesson that hard work, respect, and integrity is its own reward.

Our founder Ron Searle, developed our program after working with teenagers and young adults for over 30 years. He explains that "we have developed a program that builds on positive experiences while the young men learn to see themselves as they really are, and visualize themselves as they might become,” Searle says. “We believe change comes from the inside, and is not externally motivated.”

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Every aspect of the ranch is geared to building young man of integrity. Men that are emotionally whole and morally complete. Like a giant jig saw puzzle, each activity from ranch work to recreational play is structured to help the young man uncover his potential, understand the consequences his choices (past and future), and discover his desire to become, and give him the tools to achieve the man of integrity.

877-886-9766

 

Location:

38000 S Arivaca Ranch Rd, Arivaca, Arizona 85601

Mailing: 

P.O. Box 547, Arivaca, AZ, 85601

 

admissions@arivacaboysranch.com

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