It is natural for teens to minimally test authority and have a slight change in attitude, perspective and involvement with the family. The signs that it isn’t “typical” are blatant disrespect, continual challenging of the family rules, sneaking, lying, total lack of motivation, entitlement, drastic change in attire, and changing friends. You may also see [...]
By providing the requested information on our assessment form or contacting us by phone, we will be able to properly suggest programs that fit the description of your teen’s struggles, their personality, and the family dynamics. Your ability to convey your current situation is vital and the key to finding the correct source of help [...]
In our experience, it is best to not discuss your considerations until you have selected a program. Also, based on the behaviors and the level of need of the teen, it may be in the best interest to use a transport service to handle the transition and not discuss this decision with your teen. When [...]
We are incredibly empathetic in your current situation and have invested much time researching and visiting various types of programs. Based on our assessment, we will better know which program to recommend and will also facilitate in the admission and enrollment process. This eliminates extra stress at a time when emotionally, you are already challenged. [...]
Depending on the type of program, the length of stay can vary. All is dependent on the level of negative and destructive behaviors that are being exhibited by the teen and the corresponding need.
The cost for out-of-home placement can be a significant investment. Our advocates have been trained to identify programs that consider the financial needs of the family. Most programs will help you to find alternative sources of funding.