Rocky Mountain Frontier’s counseling staff understands that parents want to send a child to a safe, monitored environment where their boy receives personal care, and individual therapies that help heal emotional and mental disorders–whether brought on by trauma, foster care, adoption or family genetics.
And while the young boy or teen enrolls our behavioral therapy boarding school for counseling, treatment, and improving academic/life skills, Rocky Mountain Frontier also helps boys who lack social skills improve their mental and physical health in the great outdoors.
Importance of Social Skills
Social Skills learning is associated with improvements in academic performance and attitudes toward school.
A significant meta-analysis by The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has shown that students who receive social skills instruction have more positive attitudes about school and improved an average of 11 percentile points on standardized achievement tests compared to students in control groups without such instruction. 1
Social skills learning helps prepare young people for success in transition and adulthood.
Social skills learning improves students’ communication with peers and adults, improves cooperative teamwork, and helps them become effective, caring, concerned members of their communities. At the same time, it teaches them how to set and achieve individual goals and persistence, skills that important for their successful development into adulthood, work and life. 1
Social skills learning improves students’ positive behavior and reduces negative behavior.
While effectively preventing a variety of problems such as alcohol and drug use, violence, truancy, and bullying, social skills learning promotes a student’s academic success, health, and overall well-being. At the same time, it decreases their levels of emotional distress. 1
Basic social skills that young boys must learn include sharing, cooperating, listening, following directions, respecting space, making eye contact and using manners. 2
So, what are the potential consequences of poor social skills? Children who lacked social and emotional skills were more likely to have: 2
Dependence on public assistance
Substance abuse issues
The good news is that social skills can be taught. It’s never too soon to start showing kids how to get along with others. And it’s never too late to sharpen their skills either. 2
Experiential Activities Helps Boys Learn Key Social Skills
That’s why Rocky Mountain Frontier welcomes boy students who lack social skills. Experienced counselors address your child’s symptoms to determine if a lack of social skills are symptoms of other mental disorders, or not, and create an individual treatment plan to follow. We teach constructive interaction with others through the use of role modeling and experiential activities.
We also provide nutritious meals, and healthy exercise and activities. Our outdoor program helps teen boys reconnect with the natural world and establish a personal foundation that is rooted in Christian values and principles. Located in the mountains of Wyoming, our beautiful cattle ranch is home to a program that gives them a better way to live life.
We want each boy student to experience effective counseling and learning, as well as improve his daily life at school, and back home with family.
If you want to learn more about how we treat boys who struggle with a lack of social skills at our behavioral treatment boarding school, please call (307) 645-3363 now.
We look forward to speaking with you about how we can help your young boy at Rocky Mountain Frontier in rural Wyoming.