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Adolescent Program Overview & Student Profile

CO-ED / AGES 13-17

At Pacific Quest, We create life-changing experiences for struggling adolescents. Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pacific Quest provides a unique and powerful backdrop for healing.

Pacific Quest’s Sustainable Growth model utilizes a team of highly experienced and dedicated clinicians, Horticultural Therapy, experiential education and natural metaphors to support real change.  The Sustainable Growth model helps students gain a greater sense of awareness about themselves and the world as they begin to make better choices and gain the tools necessary to lead healthy, productive lives long after program completion.

The adolescent population at Pacific Quest includes – but is not limited to — the following client profiles, issues and/or diagnoses:

ADD/ADHD
Anxiety/Depression
Mood Regulation Issues
Trauma
Substance Experimentation/Abuse
Adoption
Relationship Issues
Internet Addiction
Video Game Addiction
Poor Social Skills
School Issues
Adjustment Problems
Poor Self-Image
Lack of Confidence
Academic Underachievement
Learning Differences
Isolation
Defiance
Identity issues
Grief and Loss
Lack of Motivation
Family Conflict/Discord
Entitlement

STUDENTS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR PACIFIC QUEST

Those experiencing psychosis, violence outside the home, or refusal to engage in the medical recommendations of treatment are not appropriate for Pacific Quest. Students with Conduct Disorder, high levels of aggression, going through detox or who have a severe, un-medicated mental illness are also not appropriate candidates for admission.