Finding the Best Teen Help for Troubled Teens
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Do you have good teen making bad choices?
Smart, yet failing in school? Lack motivation?
Defiant, depressed or addicted to their devices?
Does your teen need residential therapy?
P.U.R.E. assists parents in finding the best resources for their teen.
We have been educating parents since 2001 on the teen-help industry.
“A parent in denial is only prolonging getting their teen the help they need. There is no shame in admitting you need help to get your family back on a healthy track. Your teen will eventually thank you.”
Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells? Hostage in your own home?
-What are the signs your teen might need extra help? Learn more.
-Are they a smart teen failing in school? Skipping classes? Facing truancy?
-Do you suspect they are using drugs, drinking? How to spot substance use.
-Is your teen addicted to their devices or social media obsession? Find out more.
-Is your adopted teen struggling with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)?
-Is your teen struggling with depression or anxiety? Maybe they started self-harming.
-Are you at your wit’s end dealing with defiance, anger or rage?
-Are you worried they will hate you if you decide on residential therapy? Be educated.
-Is residential therapy right for my teen? What you need to know.
-A young adult failing to thrive?
The internet can be so confusing! P.U.R.E. helps you navigate the big business of teen help. Start with our insight tips on researching schools and programs.
We have been there before you and can guide you through this process of researching the variety of options and resources available to you.
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Resident therapy is a major financial and emotional decision. There are many options for parents to consider. An educated parent will be able to make the best decision for their teen and their family’s needs. Let’s begin by learning about your options.
Parent Choices for Teen Help
Therapeutic Boarding Schools (TBS)
Therapeutic Boarding Schools offer therapy and academics to students. Usually, the student has not done well in a traditional school and is making bad choices that could have an effect on their future. Although many of the students are exceptionally smart, they are not working to their ability. Sometimes peer pressure can lead your child down a destructive path.
Removing them from their environment can be beneficial to them to focus on themselves both emotionally and academically. This can be a scary decision, however sometimes the best one for your teen to be able to have a bright future.
How do you know if you’re ready to take this step? Ask yourself these questions.
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Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
Residential Treatment Centers, similar to a TBS, offer therapy and academics. However Residential Treatment Centers are for children that require more clinical support. Their issues are more specific with substance abuse, eating disorders, self-mutilators, and other behavioral issues.
What’s the difference between a TBS and RTC?
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Christian Therapeutic Boarding Schools
Christian Therapeutic Boarding Schools are the same as therapeutic boarding schools with the addition of a spiritual component. They will have credentialed staff, accredited academics and enrichment programs as well as spirituality in their program. There are also Christian Residential Treatment Centers, which are the same as RTC’s with a spiritual component.
This is not to be confused with religious schools or programs that usually have mental Christian counselors (which are not covered by insurance), questionable academics and limited (if any) enrichment programs. These programs are typically are less in tuition, however your child will be there (sometimes) twice as long. They also fall under a different umbrella so they don’t have to meet the same standards or regulations as therapeutic boarding schools or residential treatment centers.
We are familiar with many reputable Christian therapeutic quality boarding schools that accept insurances. Contact us for more information.
Wilderness Therapy Programs
Wilderness Programs are commonly referred to as an outdoor therapeutic and educational experience. There are reputable Wilderness Programs throughout the United States that offer short term assistance to parents that are in crisis with their teens. These programs can be very costly with most starting at $400.00 per day and up.
The immediate impact Wilderness Programs have on many teens can be a positive change, however rarely long lasting according to families that we have spoken with. In most cases a longer term Therapeutic Boarding School is necessary for students after attending a Wilderness Program. The ABC show Brat Camp had generated a lot of interest in Wilderness Programs. For more information please contact us directly.
Life skills programs for young adults (failure to thrive syndrome)
Life Skills Programs for young adults (17-25) years old can offer the following ways to help stimulate your child in a positive direction and give them a second opportunity at bright future:
- Therapy through emotional growth. A young adult displaying a level of resistance to school or work will need to address the underlying causes in therapy. This is sometimes easier after leaving the comforts of their home environment outside peer influences.
- Building encouragement through a positive peer environment. Expressing frustration and anger with your child will likely make them feel worse and increase failure to launch behaviors.
- Structure. Help your young adult find the right balance between staying busy and having down time.
- Goal setting through mentorship and internship programs.
- Accountability through basic life skills of chores, hygiene, financial literacy, culinary skills, healthy diet decisions and more.
- Enrichment programs that can range from caring for animals, woodshop, landscaping, farming, arts and music, community volunteer work, gardening and more.
- Education – from finishing high school to starting college classes or enrolling in vocational training, every student has an opportunity to learn.
Life Skills Program can equip your child with coping skills to deal with adversity and change that real-life can throw at them, as well as help students identify who they are by what they can do, rather than what they have done.
Check out The Life Skills for Teens book.
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Do you have a young adult? 17 – 25 years-old struggling with setting goals or failing to thrive?
Learn more about Life Skills Programs, contact us today.