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Assisting Families in Choosing a program or school: considering your child’s, adolescent’s or young adult’s needs
In going out and searching on the Internet for a program or school, you will witness the competitiveness of the market.
All of the beautiful websites, with dynamic pictures of children and families can be very confusing, and at time, unfortunately, misleading.
The parent or family member who is searching may feel “desperate” in making a quick decision. A wrong decision can be detrimental to your child and your pocketbook.
It is true that one of the most difficult decisions a parent will ever make is placing their child, adolescent or young adult into a program or school, away from home.
This decision may become necessary after a family has attempted utilizing all local resources – and changes have not occurred.
It is an exhausting and overwhelming process.
Knowing that you are looking at the possibility of a treatment program, transitional program, wilderness program or some sort of boarding school is agonizing and the research and search for what is a best fit can be overwhelming and extremely time consuming.
When there is a crisis or an emergency, and clinical resources or an outdoor wilderness program may be needed, the anxiety of researching on your own and hoping you are making the right decision while in a hurry and also worrying, can be scary.
Why Use The Services of Help For Troubled Teen?
We want you to take comfort in the fact that you are not alone during this time. We have 60 years of combined experience in assisting families and over 20 years in the field evaluating and visiting programs and schools all across the United States. .
When you need specific direction and guidance for your child, adolescent, teen or young adult and your family is in an emotional state of uncertainty, Help For Troubled Teen has Team Members readily available to guide you in choosing a meaningful and productive path.
Researching on your own is time consuming and exhausting. It is an important step in the process however. How do you know that a particular program or school is best fit for your child, adolescent, teen or young adult? How do you know that everything you read and see on a website is accurate? We are here to help ease that anxiety. Do not be pressured on the phone to place your child by any program or school. Scare tactics are red flags.
We assist you by recommending the optimal program and/or school options which will provide your family and your child / young adult the support needed.
We have programs and schools available all across the United States that provide academic support, clinical support, and family support for those as young as age 9 and those into adulthood. Our goal and intention is the well being of your family and a best case scenario outcome.
No parent wants to fail their child. The first question is which type of program or school will best meet your child’s needs for the current situation at hand?
There are hundreds and hundreds of programs and schools all across the United States and some are even located internationally.
Besides all the different choices then there are different atmospheres, clinical staff, dining options, family support, health support options, learning atmospheres, peer groups, recreational and sport activities, teacher to student ratio, therapist to student ratio and, of course, location options to consider. How do you decide?