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Has your teenager drastically changed his/her behavior recently?

Does your child suffer from ADHD, ADD, ODD, RAD, Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities or Emotional Abuse?

Is he or she acting out, showing a lack of respect, disruptive behavior, talking back, sneaking out or ditching school?

We can help! Here you will find helpful articles written by experts, service directories and other resources to help you, help your troubled teen.

Do you suspect your teenager is using drugs or abusing alcohol?

Is your teen suffering from severe anxiety or depression?

Does your teen suffer from PTSD, or is he or she talking about suicide? or you are afraid that he or she may hurt themselves?

If you answered YES to any of these questions your child is in need of a therapeutic residential treatment program.

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Feeling concerned about your teenager is a natural part of being a parent. Knowing the warning signs is the first step to getting them the right help.

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Troubled Teens Warning Signs

If your troubled teenager’s behavior meets some or all of the descriptions in the video, you are not alone. Depending on the severity of the problems you may need to work on some parent techniques to turn your situation around. If you feel your problem is more severe you can use our Troubled Teen Test to help plan a course of action.

Available options include counseling, therapy, troubled teenagers programs, academic programs and wilderness therapy or residential therapeutic  programs (there are many different ways you can help your teenager but it’s important to consider all of the alternatives). has been helping parents of troubled teenagers for nearly a decade – in this time we’ve helped thousands of parents. Our years of experience can help you find the right help for your teen, from counseling to troubled teenager schools to Christian programs.

Guides and Tips for Parents of Troubled Teens

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Specific, guided conversation prompts that will help you have a meaningful talk with your teen

Research-based information to help you understand the root cause of your teen's difficulties

Objective questions that will encourage your teen to give truthful answers

Ideas for roleplaying scenarios to help your teen work through a potentially difficult social situation before it's too late

Tips for being an active and receptive listener

Advice on how to maintain or regain control of your teen

Out of home placement therapeutic treatment solutions for reaching even the most troubled teens

Guiding Troubled Teens Through Life's Challenges

In approaching the challenge of parenting a difficult teenager, it’s important to be proactive. 

Be informed, but not obsessive, about your teen’s social and academic life, and use our guides and checklists for warning signs for teen depression, suicide, drug use, and other behavioral problems as a blueprint to guide your parenting strategies.

With the right information on your side, you may be able to nip some of the most difficult teen problems in the bud and prevent your teen from ever veering off the right track. also provides information on a wide array of treatment options for struggling teenagers, including wilderness camps, residential treatment centers and therapeutic boarding schools.

Sometimes, removing a troublesome teen from your home can spare other family members the stress and strife of frequent disruptions. With the right information and intervention, even the most difficult teenager can be transformed into a stable, happy, successful adult.

Every child deserves the opportunity to fulfill their potential…

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Academic-based Therapeutic Treatment Programs for Adolescents

Did you know that therapeutic boarding schools provide individual academic attention with a good balance between scholastic achievement and clinical treatment? In a therapeutic boarding school, troubled teens are provided with a positive environment where they receive needed therapy all the opportunity to improve academically.

Christian boarding schools for troubled teenagers are built on Christian values and superior scholastic programming. The Christian therapeutic boarding schools we recommend focus on Christ’s mission and purpose, such as empathy and forgiveness. This is different from the restrictions and tough discipline typically found at Christian private schools.

In addition to boarding schools, we have found wilderness therapy programs to be very effective in helping troubled teens. Wilderness therapy camps offer teenagers a safe and inspiring environment where they can rebuild important family and peer relationships. Wilderness therapy programs also improve a teen’s self-esteem, anger management, and emotional intelligence.

Is your child addicted to drugs or alcohol?

We also offer youth treatment centers that solely focus on drug and alcohol recovery, including many that offer home placement programs with a one-year minimum stay.

Many of the top drug treatment centers offer drug screening, outpatient services, long-term therapeutic residential treatment, college and career prep workshops, and much more. The treatment programs we represent are equipped with licensed medical doctors, Masters level therapists, and accredited teachers.

From boys boarding schools to wilderness programs, can help you find the best therapeutic treatment program solution for your precious child.

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