If your child is troubled and you are becoming worried, you may be wondering what to do or where to turn. There are many options available, and one of those could be troubled youth homes.
It can be scary to think of sending your son or daughter away for specific treatment, but in many cases, it is the only way to stop the bad behavior and get your child back.
It is important to understand and learn the different options available and to ask questions when calling.
The first thing to find out is how long the treatment will last. Some treatments are short term, meaning anywhere from two to eight weeks. Others are considered long term and can vary from anywhere to one month to years. It all depends on what type of problem or problems your child is facing.
You should consult your child’s doctor, who will help you choose the right program and be able to answer other questions.
Different Types of Programs Available
Different programs are available, and each one can have pros and cons. It is important to consider your child when choosing a program. If your child hates the outdoors, choosing a Wilderness Treatment Program could would be a poor choice.
* Wilderness Treatment Program
These are typically short term programs that use hiking and camping to help children find their problem and learn how to deal with it. These are great for teens that have problems with peer pressure, substance abuse, and those with defiant behavior.
* Boot Camps
This type of program contains a lot of military-like discipline. Some are state run and others are privately owned. These types of programs work best with violent children or those who have criminal records. They are meant to show your child discipline and rules and that each are important to be a functioning member of society.
* RTCs (Residential Treatment Center)
These can be either short or long term. They involve education, therapy and other activities and are usually year round programs. They give therapy to your child based on his or her needs, there are always licensed doctors on call, and are best for children with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and those who are suicidal.
* Boarding Schools
These are long term programs designed specifically for troubled teens, and are meant for those with emotional, behavior, or education programs. They include individual behavior modification help, therapy and access to therapists and are best for those with learning problems, substance abuse, ADD, weight problems, and more.
For more information, or to locate troubled youth homes, please give us a call for a free consultation.