^ Back to Top
954-260-0805

Teen Help for 17 Year Old’s

We are bombarded on a daily basis with parents that are at their wit’s end with their almost — adult at 17+ years old.

You will quickly notice that many schools or programs will not accept 17 year-old’s, usually because they won’t have enough time to work with them. I respect these programs for this. They’re not giving you false hope.

The reality is, if you are considering a school or program that is traditionally 9-12 months long, yet you have less than 5 months until your teenager turns 18, you could be setting yourself up for a major financial loss — and worse, your teen up for failure. Use caution if a school or program is quick to accept you, but has a modality that is much longer than when your child turns 18. Remember, as we warn parents, the teen help industry is a big business, don’t get scammed by sales people, many are now calling themselves, placement specialists.

Don’t get stung.

Be careful not to get stung by the short-term programs such as wilderness that may or may not provide results. These can be extremely expensive and rarely will be successful unless your teen goes on to a therapeutic boarding school. In most cases your teen will be 18 and will decide not to take the next step to residential therapy or walk-out (since they can at 18). In speaking with many families that have taken the journey down this road, they don’t recommend it. Wilderness programs have been considered short-term programs that yielded short-term results.

There is help.

There are teen help programs that are targeted at 17+ year old’s where their length of stay is about 6-8 months. So if your teen is on the younger side of 17, they will be able to finish the complete program and flourish.

With 17 year-old’s — it’s important to realize that in most states it’s a right of a child, where they can sign themselves out at 17. There are only a few states that they can be placed and they won’t be able to leave without a parent’s consent.

Please contact us for more information. We are about educating parents on safe and quality schools and programs in the United States.

Be an educated parent, it helps both you and your teen emotionally.

As Featured On

DrPhil_Season_7_title_card1-250x139oprah-logo-250x1091PLATFORMforgoodParentingTodaysKidssunsentinelGaltimeFoxNews1Forbes-Magazine-Logo-Fonthuffington-post-logo
family online safetyTodayMomsusatodaywashpostabcnewsCNN-living1anderson-cooper-360-logo-250x107cbs_eve_logobostonglobe-250x250nbc6newsweek

..and many more.

  • Facebook

    This message is only visible to admins.

    Problem displaying Facebook posts.
    Click to show error

    Error: An access token is required to request this resource.
    Type: OAuthException
    Solution: See here for how to solve this error
  • Follow @SueScheff

  • RSS Sue Scheff Blog

    • Teens Learn Safe Sexting January 17, 2020
      In an age where sending nudes has become normalized, we must educate young people on how to handle sexual content; sexting. A JAMA Pediatrics study showed that 1 in 4 teens say they’re sexting—witness the sexting scandals that have popped up in small towns across America, from Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Cañon City, Colorado. The activity […]
    • Sexting: It Starts Early January 5, 2020
      Study: Kids as young as 10 are being exposed to sexting. When to give your child a cellphone has been a big question for years. There really isn’t any right answer, as it really depends on your child’s level of maturity and responsibility. What we do know is according to a PEW Research survey, 95 […]
    • The Ongoing Tech Talk Debate November 13, 2019
      Why is the tech talk is more difficult than the sex talk? Your ongoing offline conversations are what helps keep your teen in-check online. It’s important that you don’t loose your cool and keep those lines of communication open, many of us realize this isn’t always easy. “Your teen may always be an app ahead […]

To get help, CLICK HERE or call us at 954-260-0805
P.U.R.E. does not provide legal advice and does not have an attorney on staff.
^ Back to Top
Copyright © 2001-2020 Help Your Teens. Optimized Web Design by SEO Web Mechanics Site Map