It’s a gut-wrenching experience for powerless parents to watch struggling teens spinning in negative space. While our society is fortunate to have troubled teen schools available, most parents aren’t aware of their diverse options. Even parents who know about alternate schools for troubled teens may get confused trying to make a decision.
It boils down to whether the adolescent would be better served by inpatient or outpatient treatment and secondly which troubled teen school could provide the best possible outcome. Schools that promote punitive action therapy aren’t in the best interests of teenagers. In addition, the root cause of emotional/behavioral problems must be the focus instead of symptoms that manifest in struggling teens. Continue reading