Troubled Teen Help – Premier Teen Resources
Resources for Parents
Boarding Schools, Clinical Assessment Treatment Centers, Eating Disorder Programs, Educational / Therapeutic Consultants, Faith Based Programs, and more are all listed below for your reference.
According to experts – symptoms of depression, eating disorders, cutting, emotional distress, family discord, learning challenges, or other mental illnesses in adolescents are not to be ignored. When you’re concerned about your teen, talk to them and seek professional help immediately.
Below are some of the very best resources for various sources of expert advice, programs and schools when this is what a family knows is needed. You are not alone.
Juvenile or Teen Boot Camps
TroubledTeenHelp.com does not include Juvenile Boot Camps or Teen Boot Camps. We choose to support healthier and safer as well as more therapeutically supportive options such as recommended military academies, therapeutic residential boarding schools, wilderness programs, and wilderness adventure programs.
Though there are differences of professional opinion in precise definitions, “boot camps” are often primarily designed to decrease problem behaviors and limit recidivism or they are used as an alternative to incarceration. The boot camp model is generally focused on compliance, corporal punishment, harsh discipline, physical conditioning and regimented schedules to shock a teen back to good behavior.
Allegations of abuse, neglect or improper management tend to be associated with programs that are not licensed by the state in which they operate, or accredited by any sort of national accreditation organization.
Be sure to have a good, clear understanding of both the benefits and the risks associated with any program that you’re considering.
There are better choices than Juvenile Boot Camps or Teen Boot Camps for your daughter and son. You are not alone.
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Both toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotlines which connect you to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center.