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Focusing on youths' needs

Turnaround Ranch, a 72-bed residential treatment facility for troubled adolescents ages 10–18, provides 24-hour care for youths experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. Located on 20 acres west of Joplin, Missouri, the main campus includes six cottages, a school, a gymnasium, and outdoor recreational areas.

Why choose Turnaround Ranch?

Our philosophy is built on the belief that youths need a trauma-sensitive environment that provides safety from physical harm and further trauma. We strive to provide our youths with the ability to experience, regulate, and express emotions in socially and culturally acceptable ways. Our programs focus on the individual needs of each person—helping them learn to cope and resolve what has happened to them.


  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Targeted case management
  • Trauma-informed environment
  • Substance abuse education
  • Medication administration
  • On-campus educational services
  • In-home treatment
  • Family integration events
Types of treatment include
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Behavioral dysregulation
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Attachment or abandonment problems
  • Absence of self-worth
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sexual acting out
  • Academic problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Family problems
Facility features
  • Trauma-informed trained staff
  • Youth-guided care
  • Cottage living group size—12 or less
  • Daily group therapy or group meetings
  • Programs based on positive reinforcement

Tailored programs

  • Successful Kids – designed to meet treatment needs of youths with attachment and/or complex trauma
  • Pride – designed to treat youths with developmental delays and behavioral health problems
  • Hope – provides adolescent females with emotional regulation problems help in handling the stressors of daily life
  • Thrive – designed for adolescent males experiencing emotional and behavioral dysregulation
  • Journee – treatment to meet the needs of male youths who are sex offenders or act out sexually
  • Transitions – community-based group home providing independent living skills, public school attendance, inclusion in community, and job skills
  • Family Focus – provides residential care while youths remain in the family home
  • Turnaround Ranch Garden Crew

Turnaround Ranch

PO Box 2526
Joplin, MO 64803

Phone: 417.347.7860
Fax: 417.347.7873

Office hours:
8 am–5 pm Monday–Friday

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