Triangle Cross Ranch: A Catholic Boy’s Home for Struggling Teens
At Triangle Cross Ranch, we use the “Paternal Mentoring” approach inspired by faith-based teachings in which we act as role models for the boys to follow. Several studies have suggested that this approach is generally associated with healthy child development. This has proved successful here in the troubled teen programs at Triangle Cross Ranch.
Our mentors are trained to understand the pains of the boys in our program while simultaneously enforcing a strict discipline. Each Mentor has individualized expectations of each child based on their unique character. The starting point is to gain a deep knowledge of the boy’s character and to perceive the individual dignity and essence of that character with a spiritual love and insight.
One of our programs for troubled teens involves daily mentoring. By living, working, praying and overcoming obstacles together, our Mentors develop a very rich and paternal relationship with the boys that makes them more willing to discuss their emotional conflicts and the challenges they face as youths in the 21st century. Through our troubled youth programs, the Mentor relationships help create boys who are more receptive to discipline and behavioral modification because they respect our Mentors.
Caring mentors in our troubled youth programs
As a role model at our boarding school for troubled teens, the essential quality of a Mentor is his character and person, not his authoritative knowledge on adolescent psychology. This makes a Mentor approachable and better able to relate to the boys here at Triangle Cross Ranch.
Our Mentors are carefully screened. On our troubled boys’ ranch, an effective Mentor must not only have unquestionable character, he must also have a transparent character, that is, but he must also be as open with our boys as they are with him. This humble and warm approach to helping struggling teens enables our Mentors to lead, to heal, and to instruct our boys so that their time together is the most inspirational and effective it can be.
Our programs for troubled youths can help
Sometimes, parents do not have all the answers. In today’s society, however, social media has provided a public platform for every bit of our personal lives. As a result, some parents are ashamed or embarrassed to admit that they have a son who has not responded to their efforts to show him how to lead a good and productive life. If you are the parent or guardian of a youth 12-18 whose behavior is self-destructive or disruptive and you would like more information on how the Triangle Cross Ranch for troubled teens may be able to help.
Please call us at (307) 213-7116.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength.
Jerry Schneider, owner and founder of Triangle Cross Ranch Catholic Boy’s Home, has been helping troubled teens and their parents find new hope and direction in their lives for over 22 years. As a leader in helping at-risk youth, Jerry and his staff have restored over 500 troubled teenage boys.