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Arivaca Boys Ranch Academy:
Located in Arivaca AZ, 60 miles south of Tucson, Arivaca Boys Ranch provides a 10-month therapeutic program that takes a different approach to therapy for boys who are struggling. Our ranch serves 40-50 troubled teen boys (14 to 18 years of age) each year. Our program builds on positive experiences as young men learn to see themselves as they really are, and visualize themselves as they might become. As well an an accredited high school curriculum, at Arivaca Boys Ranch, one of our first priorities is to teach personal responsibility and improved interpersonal behavior.

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Why Choose Arivaca Boys Ranch?

-  Help Your Troubled Teen
If your son struggles with school, is defiant, has ADD or ADHD, is experimenting with drugs, stealing, lying, sneaking out, depressed or just breaking your heart, then you may need our help.

-  Unique Therapeutic Methods
Arivaca Boys Ranch uses three powerful therapeutic tools to help teen boys get on a right path in life. First, a specialized form of Equine Therapy. Equine therapy is commonly used to help teens who are struggling, but we take it one step further, we teach the boys to become “horse whisperers.”

-  Accredited High School Curriculum
Education is an important part of the Arivaca Boys Ranch experience. We offer an accredited High School curriculum. Working with Sequoia Choice (an online educational provider) Arivaca Boys Ranch will help your son catch up (and even move ahead) in his education.

Academic and Therapeutic Wellness Program for Teen Boys:

10-month wellness program for teen boys (age 13-18) that exhibit:

- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- ADHD and ADD
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Conduct Disorders
- Anger & Stress
- Social Adjustment

Using a number of unique therapeutic methods including:

- Equine Therapy “Horse Whisperer” Training
- Leadership Training
- Arbinger Anger Management Principles
- Professional Counselors
- Accredited High School Academics
- Licensed Therapists
- After-care Policy

Testimonials from Parents / Guardians:
"You will be amazed, like we were, to know what can be accomplished in only a month with your son!"

"Our son has grown so much and come so far, and now realizes just what he can be. You have saved our son."

"He is a completely different son! We are so proud of the young man he has become."

"We couldn't be happier and more at peace with where our son is right now. What a blessing you have been in our lives, and I know that it was through divine intervention that led us to Arivaca."

Issues We Deal With:


- Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD, ADHD)

Actually, two distinct disorders, the inability to focus with or without agitated behavior gets in the way of a teenager’s ability to learn and get along. ADD and ADHD is much more common in boys than in girls. 

- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
RAD is a condition found mostly in children who are adopted or suffered from abuse during the years when normal bonding should take place. Bonding is age-specific and the lack of its development cannot simply be “caught up.”

- Drug and Alcohol Dependency Issues
Drugs and Alcohol abuse in teenage boys (and girls) has become commonplace. Teenagers have come to see drugs and alcohol use as recreation where adults remember it as a problem of the slums and ignorant people.

- Stress and Anger Issues
Stress and anger issues can arise from any number of conditions or learned behaviors. Discovering the underlying problems and treating them is the key to treatment success. 

- Academic Deficiencies
Arivaca Boys Ranch’s hosting of a fully-accredited high school curriculum, with plenty of individual help, is a key to getting boys to experience success in academics and gain a renewed motivation to learn and experience more.

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Address: Arivaca Ranch Road, Arivaca, Arizona, 85601, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-09-21 were from:

Chino Valley az.;   Mesa;   Glendale, Arizona;   Az;   Maricopa/AZ;   Nazlini,Az;   Tucson;   Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico;   and more.
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