Are you struggling with a good teen making bad choices?
We help you find quality and affordable therapeutic boarding schools.

Who we are:

Since 2001 we have educated families that are researching for the right residential treatment for their troubled teen. As parent advocates, we have been down this road with our own teen that needed placement and understand the importance this major emotional and financial decision.

Sue Scheff, the founder of P.U.R.E.™, recognized this need after her daughter was harmed in a teen-help program and her family was duped by misleading and false information online. After winning a lawsuit against these programs, she understands how parents can fall prey when they are desperate to find help. This is why she continues to advocate for parents with education, resources and wisdom. Her motto is, learn from her mistakes and gain from knowledge.

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How to Prevent Teen Internet Addiction

"My Teen Is Addicted to Their Smartphone"   How many parents struggle with their teen's addiction to their cell-phone (internet) and specifically social media platforms?  This is a growing concern not only in families, but with educators and therapists. Excess...
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When Your Teen Doesn’t Want To Go To a Boarding School

Will My Teen Hate Me for Sending Them to a Boarding School?   Let's face it, if you're reading this it's likely you've been struggling with your teenager for awhile and now considering a therapeutic boarding school. This is not an easy decision to come to -- it...
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Why Group Therapy Benefits Troubled Teens

How Group Therapy Can Help Your Struggling Teen     Group therapy has several advantages, especially for young people. Being with others that are feeling at a loss, possibly withdrawn from their family and friends, can help them realize they're not alone in...
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Does My Teen Need Residential Treatment

Is Residential Treatment Right for My Troubled Teen     Deciding on residential treatment, a therapeutic boarding school or a teen help program is probably one of the biggest decisions a parent can make for their struggling teenager. It's not a decision that...
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Why Teens Are Secretive About Their Online Lives

My Teen is Secretive About Their Online Life     Research shares that two thirds of teens surveyed say they have engaged in at least one risky behavior online and have experienced some form of cyberbullying. Fifteen percent say they have met strangers...
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The Troubled Teen Industry Negative Reviews

Finding Teen Help Programs Among Negative Reviews   Analyzing Program Online Reviews.   It's probably the hardest decision you will make, choosing the right therapeutic boarding school or residential treatment center for your troubled teen. Not only is it a...
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Why Does Residential Treatment Work When Home Therapy Fails?

Why Does Residential Treatment Work for Troubled Teens?   Many parents are curious why residential treatment or therapeutic boarding schools can help their troubled teen when home therapy has failed.   Here is why:   A therapeutic program is...
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The Depression Workbook for Teens: Tools to Improve Your Mood, Build Self-Esteem, and Stay Motivated

Teen Depression, Anxiety and Stress   The mental health crisis with young people is extremely concerning. With over a year of remote learning, students have become more withdrawn, isolated and dependent upon their electronics.   We have seen a rise in youth...

Bringing Families Back Together

Since 2001, P.U.R.E.™ continues to educate families on residential treatment options for struggling teens.

                                   Read our Teen Help Blog for ways to support your teenager.

        Review our Parenting Books that have been recommended by experts, educators and parents.

Help for Young Adults

Internet Addiction

Teen Depression

Parent Help

Teen Help Choices

Adopted Teens (RAD)

Contact us:

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If your child is under 12 or over 21, we're unable to assist you.
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The information that you provide on this form is kept confidential.

We recommend adolescent services including schools, programs, treatment alternatives, therapists, and transport services; We do not own, control, manage, nor direct any individuals or companies that provide these services. We do not assume any liability or responsibility, implied or otherwise for said services. All liability or responsibility for any recommended services is assumed entirely by the service provider, as outlined in their individual enrollment agreements with the parent/sponsors.

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Good kids, bad choices?

Negative peer pressure influencing your teen?

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How do you know you're choosing a safe program?

Helpful advice for researching quality teen help.

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Are you at your wit’s end?

Concerned about negative program reviews?

Do you need teen help for any of the following issues?

A Parent’s True Story

After experiencing my good teen making some bad choices, I found myself surfing the internet until I was so confused and stressed that.. (read more).

Parenting Books

A list of parenting and teen books that have been selected by us (and other parents) to help families that are raising teens in these challeging times.

Free Consultations

We are facing a mental health crisis today. If you have exhausted your local resources find out how residential treatment can benefit your family.

Books Written by Sue Scheff

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It was such a pleasure speaking with you today. Thank you for taking your time to tell me about those options. What a special person you must be to have chosen the type of work you are doing. I am sure there is a place in heaven reserved for you.
Esther S, NJ

I have used your resources extensively and have integrated your suggestions when looking at different school programs. Thank you for your interest and for the help you provide to those looking to make good decisions regarding our children.

Jack P, CA

I just watched a documentary on your organization and the wonderful and truly brave work you are doing to improve child protection laws in the USA. I just wanted to say that your program was a real inspiration and I am totally in awe of what you are trying to achieve in very difficult circumstances. God bless.

Lisa A.

Professional References 

As an educational psychologist I understand the difficulties parents face when deciding to choose the right therapeutic boarding school for their teen.

Since 2001, P.U.R.E.™ is a trusted service to help parents learn about resources and find the best placement for their teenager. I highly recommend their organization if you are considering residential treatment for your loved one.

Dr. Michele Borba

Educational Psychologist

I would like to take this opportunity to applaud your hard work, dedication and compassion regarding helping teens in crisis. Your determination has helped many families find the appropriate resources for their children. I will be happy to support your organization in every conceivable way.

As a therapist, as well as a parent, it is refreshing to know people who have strong convictions regarding helping others.

Gwen S. Bloom, LCSW

Adolescent Therapist

As an attorney who practices criminal and juvenile law, I work to assist individuals, including teenagers and their families who are in trouble. 

I am delighted to have been introduced to your company and its’ valuable and important work.

Kevin Raudt, Esq.

Criminal & Juvenile Defense Attorney

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