In 2001, Sue Scheff founded Parent’s Universal Resources Experts. She has worked with many parent advocates through the years. Marie Payne has been with her almost from the beginning and has helped many families with their concerns. In 2019, Donna Ross, joined the team of P.U.R.E.
Take a moment to learn more about Sue, Marie and Donna. Together they continue helping families throughout our country on a weekly basis.
Parent’s Universal Resource Experts personal mission is bringing families back together.
Sue Scheff, a nationally recognized Author, speaker, Parent Advocate and Family Internet Safety Advocate, has over a decade of experience in the teen help field. She has helped educate thousands of parents, schools, teachers, guidance counselors, police departments, and other areas that need help with at-risk teens. As a parent of a troubled teen, she was once a victim of the daunting Internet and the less than ethical marketing arms. After winning a major landmark lawsuit, with a jury verdict of over $11M for damages, she continues to be a voice in the confusing big business of troubled teen boarding schools and programs. She is often criticized for her strong opinions, however they are what helps you, as a parent, help your teenager in finding what is best for your family. Scheff is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Wit’s End! A Parent’s True Story, Advice and Resources for Helping Your Out-of-Control Teen, published by Health Communications, Inc (HCI). In her second book, also published by HCI, Google Bomb: The Untold Story of the $11.3M Verdict That Changed the Way We Use the Internet, outlines how the Internet can be a lethal weapon. It’s why Sue Scheff is passionate about educating people about digital citizenship, online safety and reputation. Her latest book, Shame Nation: Choosing Kindness and Compassion In An Age of Cruelty and Trolling (Sourcebooks, October 2017) with a foreword by Monica Lewinsky has been featured on Dr. Oz.
Sue Scheff has been featured on ABC News, 20/20, The Today Show with Kathi Lee & Hoda, The Rachel Ray Show, Dr. Phil, CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric, Lifetime, Fox News, CBC, BBC, CNN Headline News, Lifetime, InSession Court TV and noted in major publications as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Forbes, Sun-Sentinel, Asian Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times and many more.
Sue Scheff is a contributor for the Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Today Show Parenting, Family Online Safety Institute, Stop Medicine Abuse, Your Teen Magazine, Ten to Twenty Parenting and many more.
Marie Payne, Family Consultant, for over 24 years, has worked in the teen help industry. Starting as an Admissions Director, she soon realized her passion for helping families. Marie is a dedicated mother and a devoted grandmother that has experienced her share of tribulations with raising teenagers. However it is Marie’s knowledge and expertise in the teen help field that has given her the ability to assist literally thousands of families through difficult times.
Marie is a professional that has visited and inspected many schools and programs on both the East Coast and West Coast. Her specialty is helping match parents with the right program for their individual needs. With her years of experience and miles of travel, her wisdom is a gift that is priceless. Marie will personally walk you through the steps to find local resources, search nationally, qualify the approved programs, and teach you how to pay for it all. In the end, she will save you time and money during a very emotional and vulnerable time in your life. Marie’s personal motto is, “Together, we can find a solution…”
Donna Ross joined Parents Universal Resource Experts in the spring of 2019. After a long career as a a successful entrepreneur, and raising two children, she herself used the services of P.U.RE. years ago and realized how important it is to have someone there for you when you are most vulnerable. “Being able to have someone understand what I was going through with my out-of-control teenager helped me realize I wasn’t alone,” Donna shared with us years ago. “P.U.R.E. was there for us when we needed them, answering the tough questions and giving us sound advice.”
Many organizations are founded by people that have had negative experiences in the teen help industry, but with Donna, she was fortunate to have worked with P.U.R.E. years ago, and with their help, located a safe and quality school for her teenager. She is familiar with how a good program can work with families – firsthand. She can help educate you and share her own experiences with you.
Donna is busy learning and visiting more schools and programs in our country to keep you better informed. She is dedicated to helping others, like yourself, educating you when you are facing this major decision of choosing residential therapy.
To contact Sue, Marie or Donna email helpyourteens[@]gmail.com.