The philosophy of Turn-About Ranch can be summarized in six simple words:
Real Ranch At Turn-About Ranch, we place great emphasis on providing authentic experiences through which our students can learn and grow. Because we are a real, working cattle ranch, students come to appreciate what they do isn’t “busywork” or punishment—they are completing important tasks essential to the continued productive operation of the ranch.
As students begin to embrace the value of real work, they begin to take greater pride in their work and develop a strong sense of ownership over their responsibilities.
Real Values We encourage students to develop values at Turn-About Ranch. Real values are something teens often forget or ignore as they get caught up in popularity contests, the desire to get the latest gadgets, and the hunger to appear “cool” in the eyes of their peers.
Turn-About Ranch is a Christian-based residential treatment program. We teach traditional ethics and morals and help troubled teens learn how important the values of honesty, respect, teamwork, and accountability are to their success now and in the future.
Real Change At Turn-About Ranch, teens discover the great rewards of working within a family, developing trust toward one another, and earning respect.
Real change happens when students learn the value of a day’s work, experience the power of cooperation, and develop a stronger sense of accountability, respect, and compassion.
Our commitment to Excellence:
“If there are programs in this country that I have seen work what I call absolute miracles, it would be Turn-About Ranch. It is a real working ranch where real values are taught, such as accountability and being able to trust yourself and create values.” —Dr. Phil
My son was struggling and TAR helped him and gave him life skills. He is home now and doing amazing! Not to say there are always bumps in the road, but this facility is one that works.- Sandra Baker, August 2021
At TAR, doing real work, solving real problems daily was the game-changer... My son has learned how to express his feelings more frequently. He listens more carefully and expects to be listened to. He has come to understand the benefits and value of hard work... We have a long way to go. But we have more positives and more potential to move forward on a positive trajectory than we have had in many years... I firmly believe none of his would have happened without TAR.- Robi Robichaud, August 2021
We sent our son to Turn-About and I can't say enough good things about this program. The first time I spoke with them they actually gave me some things that they thought I could do at home to possibly work through our issues and not have to use the program! I was immediately impressed that they were concerned with my son and not just selling an enrollment. My son learned so much there and loved all of the staff members. They put their hearts and souls into helping the kids that are there... They gave us a ton of resources to make sure we keep the momentum and have a smooth transition back to home life... It was life changing for everyone of my family members that were involved.- Anthony Detrick, July 2021
This place has made all the difference, and saved our 16 year old daughter’s life. Previous counseling, hospitalization, and medications did not work, and we were about to give up on her. She’s come out of this program strong, honest, and positive with herself, and future. The people employed at the ranch are caring, genuine, and simply put, one of a kind. Thank you, for giving us our daughter back.- P. Bell, July 2021
My 14 year old daughter graduated from Turn-About Ranch about 2 months ago and is the best she has ever been... I am beyond grateful that her journey led her to the people who are so gracious, patient, and brutally honest... This is where the most effective therapy took place for her… where she learned to turn suggested tools/ideas/concepts into action and have her eyes opened to new better ways of shaping her perspective, relationships, communication, and living life by higher morals and values... this [program] does it right! ...My daughter loves them, misses them and wants to visit on her one year anniversary… but she doesn’t want to return as a resident either… it’s really brilliant!- AJ Trainer, July 2021