About P.U.R.E.™

Parent’s Universal Resource Experts, Inc. (P.U.R.E.™) was founded in 2001 by author and parent advocate, Sue Scheff.


Since that time, P.U.R.E.™ has provided over 100,000 families with valuable information and resources for their at-risk children and teens.



These are teens who are struggling with peer pressure, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and are simply good kids starting to make bad choices. We have many very satisfied families who have used our services to help find the right therapeutic boarding school for their teen. Please take a moment to read some of our testimonials.


As a parent advocacy group, we have been helping educate families on the daunting task of sifting online through a lot of misinformation about schools for troubled teens. It’s important to understand that they’re not equal – as our children are unique too.


Whether you are seeking boarding schools, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, wilderness programs, Christian boarding schools, summer programs, military schools or another type of program, Parent’s Universal Resource Experts can offer you options to explore to help educate you in a very important decision for your child and family. We invite you to fill out a free consultation form for more information.


Parent’s Universal Resource Experts™ are parents helping parents. As a parent who experienced and survived a difficult teen, Sue Scheff and P.U.R.E.™ believe that desperate parents are at high risk of making rash and detrimental decisions in choosing the right placement for their teen or young adult. Please take a moment to read her story, which is one the reasons this organization was created.


There are many doctors, attorneys, therapists, police departments, schools, guidance counselors, and other professionals who choose to refer Parent’s Universal Resources to families. In many cases, after a family has used our service, they recommend us to their friends and relatives. We have built our reputation on trust and putting families first. At Parent’s Universal Resources, we believe in bringing families back together.


You can read more about Sue’s journey here.


In searching for schools and programs we look for the following:


  • Helping teens – not harming them
  • Building them up – not breaking them down
  • Positive and nurturing environments – not punitive
  • Family involvement in programs – not isolation from the teen
  • Protect children – not punish them


Contact us today for a free consultation – we help you make the right decision for your family’s needs.


Also read:

Why Therapeutic School Work When Home Resources Fail.

What is the Cost of Therapeutic Schools?

What is the Success Rate of Therapeutic Schools?


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