Parent Choices for Teen Help for Struggling Teens
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 have a good teen making bad choices?
-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.
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 your ready to take this step? Ask yourself these questions.
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?
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.
Therapeutic Summer Programs:
Summer programs are a great place to start if your child is beginning to make bad choices or losing their motivation. Finding a good summer program that can build self-confidence can be beneficial to student’s prior starting a new school year.
Please note, summer programs are typically not designed to change behavior that has been going on for a long length of time. However they can be a great starting point.
Please visit our P.U.R.E. Library for parenting and teen books that we recommend, as well as other parents have suggested that they have found helpful in raising their teenagers.
Contact us for a free consultation about residential therapy for your teenager.