At New Horizons Boys Ranch, families are part of the solution. When your child is acting out, your whole family system is challenged. In order to help you rebuild a healthy family, we ask you to actively participate throughout the New Horizon program.
Parent participation includes:
There are additional vital areas woven into the fabric of how our program operates; these areas include:
Parent Cooperation: For treatment to be successful, full cooperation on the part of the parent is vital. Treatment may be terminated if such cooperation breaks down.
Parent Participation: Visits and Family Workshops in which all take part are included in this program.
Parents are required to come for periodic Family Workshop weekends. These weekends include workshops, small group discussions, consultation with Parent Coach, therapy meetings, and an opportunity to interact with staff and other parents.
Visits: Visits are encouraged. Visitors are limited to your adolescent’s close relatives.
Supervision, transportation costs, and pre-arranged return times to the Ranch are your responsibility. Overnight accommodations may be arranged.
Family Weekends take place 3 times a year. The parents and families are invited up to the ranch to be with the boys and see what daily life is like. Parents have a conference with the teachers to see what school work is being done. The teachers have one-on-ones with the parents to answer any questions that the parents may have for them concerning the boys.
Parents and boys have counseling sessions together with the ranch counselor. These sessions are to include the parents in understanding how their child deals with issues at the ranch. This also gives the parent and child an opportunity to grow together and understand each other. A luau is put on for the families. The boys get involved and show their families how they can serve.
The staff at the ranch gets to know the families. They interact with the parents one-on-one and in group settings to show them what they do for their boys.
Parent and Child Communications
Parent letters are part of the therapeutic process for adolescents. Your letters allow your child to read what you have to say without the usual emotional responses that often are tied to face-to-face contact. Written communication give your child an opportunity to revisit and reflect on your words. Our trained staff helps them deal with any emotional responses from your correspondence. Letter writing gives you an opportunity to express concerns, share your love, and vent your feelings. Letter writing offers a safe way for you and your child to reopen communication and begin to redevelop a more meaningful relationship.
For those that have been promoted to a higher level, we offer Skype video conferencing for those that we feel are ready to communicate face-to-face. If you have a younger child with us, we offer Skype with more frequent options.
Scheduled weekly calls with your child’s Case Manager or the Program Director is part of the family education process.
"My 14 year old son, Tyler, had been free falling for a mere 5 months into deep rebellion after getting into a bad crowd and there was nothing that I, or anyone else my son loved and used to listen to, could do to help him. My husband, Tyler and"
"We tried counselors and medication but nothing seemed to be helping. Through the grace of God we found New Horizon Youth Ranch. Right from the first phone call we had a connection. Within the first few months we saw a remarkable change in attitude and behavior. We feel New Horizon’s"
"Praise the Lord for this program!!! I was BLOWN AWAY by Trevor this past weekend! He was polite, respectful, patient, loving, etc. I could see a real improvement in his attitude and behavior! The most INCREDIBLE part, though, was his obvious knowledge of and love for the Lord! Thank you"
"This letter is to express our gratitude for the investment you made in our son’s life over the past year. He has grown tremendously towards being a good young man and you all certainly helped put his life back on course. He really misses you guys and I’m sure he"
"Kathy and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the good work your are doing with Michael. We love our son very much and want him to have the best help available. We feel that has been accomplished by having him under your care and supervision."
"It is nothing short of a miracle that we found this wonderful place to help our child through this difficult season of life. New Horizons manages to weave the “work”–the chores, behavior modification, counseling, and schoolwork–with an abundance of nurture and fun. Our family is blown away by our child’s"
"I wanted to drop you a quick note of encouragement and to acknowledge the facility, staff and superior care for the kids in your program. It is apparent from the time you walk onto the campus that it is a special place with extra special people working there for the right"
"I wanted you to know how much I love and appreciate you. Through the power of Jesus, you saved my life. Thank you for helping me with my many problems. You taught me how to master them. I also wanted to thank you for helping me and my mom build"
"While here at New Horizons I have learned alot of things. I’ve learned how to handle my anger, what lying leads to and rebellion. Of all the things I have learned, I have learned about God. Before I came here I knew nothing about God and I am happy I"
"I am very thankful that my parents sent me to New Horizons Boys Ranch. I would have never learned to deal with my problems. I also learned to make the right choice to lead others in the right direction. When I go home I will tell people about Jesus and"
"When I first arrived at New Horizons, I had so much anger inside me. I even looked dark and angry. Since then I have worked through alot of things and during my time there I learned that work for God is not a competition. Everything was a competition to me"
"Harry has been doing very well, plugged into the church, doing worship and getting ready to go on that trip. I just want to thank you so much for everything that you did for our entire family and the kindness that you showed for the remaining balance of Harry's"
"Ryan has been through a metamorphosis during his stay at New Horizon's Youth Ranch. It is quite remarkable to hear him speak about his faith in God and the relationships he has formed with staff members. This experience delivered Ryan from a serious path toward imminent destruction. "
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