At Turn-About Ranch, we take traditional treatment models used to help troubled youth develop into effective individuals and combine them with something more unique – a real, working cattle ranch. While on the ranch, students learn about concepts like leadership, teamwork, accountability, and responsibility. They are also given the opportunity to utilize what they’re learning in a real-world environment.
Our principles allow us to positively impact the lives of each one of our students and their families. Due to our high standards, Turn-About Ranch has been set apart from other adolescent programs in the United States and we are continually striving to provide top-notch care as a result.
Through their work on the ranch, students reap many benefits from successfully completing tasks in the appropriate manner and handling the consequences of their actions.
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 her 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 (Google Reviews)
At Turn-About Ranch, our students will experience the following:
They will work hard. During their time at Turn-About Ranch, students will work hard participating in projects with real value and benefit both themselves and their community. Students will develop a strong work ethic that applies to their everyday life. When a project is completed, our students can step back and realize how their contribution to the ranch has positively impacted the community as a whole.
They will be challenged to achieve. In many instances, our students will be challenged in ways that they did not feel they were capable of. When provided with the appropriate support from staff members, therapists, and teachers, students begin reaping success and the skills they need to develop their true potential.
They will be held accountable. We help students understand the importance of responsibility. We hold them accountable for any and all shortcomings during their treatment. Throughout the process, most students begin replicating the actions of their peers who are further along in the program. This often includes the development of a strong inner drive which can quickly become more powerful than any reward or consequence.
They will be given a physical outlet. Our students work hard while on the ranch and often exert themselves physically. This physical activity is balanced with the academic and emotional care we provide. We help them apply what they have learned on the ranch to a classroom setting. By putting acquired skills to work, our students build self-confidence that will help them for the rest of their lives—their family relationships, high school and college, and even future careers.
Don’t just take our word for it, learn what some of our graduates and parents had to say about Turn-About Ranch.
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