Do I Need A Teen Help Program for My Daughter

How do you know when you need to find places to send troubled teens — specifically when it comes to your own daughter? The stakes are much higher in locating the right program to fit her needs. 

We are witnessing higher rates of depression, stress, anxiety, self-harm and sadly — suicide ideation among our young people. If you’re one of these parents, you are certainly not alone.

 

Is you’re teen daughter struggling with any of the following:

  • Addicted to their cell-phone, social media
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Authority issues, disrespectful (especially towards parents)
  • Anger control problems (rage, explosive)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor decision-making skills
  • Thinking errors – blaming, rationalizing, avoid taking responsibility, entitlement.
  • Negative peer choices
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Stealing or shoplifting (stealing – usually from parents)
  • Sneaking out, runaway
  • Self-harm, suicide ideation
  • Meeting people offline from the internet
  • Underachieving in school, skipping classes, school avoidance
  • Withdrawing from family and favorite activities
  • Substance use, drinking, vaping
  • Family conflict

Have you tried these things to help:

  • School counselors, therapists
  • Switching schools
  • Short-term in-patient or outpatient
  • Taking away technology, removing cell-phones
  • Lectures, pleading
  • Tutors
  • Mentors, teen coaches
  • Living with relatives

There are few things more frustrating than trying to help someone who doesn’t want help. She doesn’t see any reason to change her behavior because it isn’t causing enough pain and frustration now.

But if she doesn’t get help. . . then she’s going to experience a very challenging life.  She is unlikely to complete high-school let alone be able to obtain and hold a job.  It is unlikely that she will have the opportunities that you want for him.  She will struggle.

She needs more help than you can offer. . . but it isn’t too late.

Residential treatment can be extremely beneficial where local resources have failed. Removing your teen from the influences of negative peer groups or sometimes even family conflict can help them reflect more on what is creating their negative behavior.

These programs (therapeutic boarding schools/residential treatment centers) continue with your daughter’s education, have therapists to work on your daughter’s emotional wellbeing to help her develop coping and communication skills as well as building motivation and setting goals for her (now) bright future.

This is a major emotional and financial decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s why we help educate parents on schools and programs that would best fit their individual teen’s needs. We know how confusing the internet can be — and you don’t want to make a rash decision while you’re in crisis.

Read: Where to Send My Troubled Teenager.

Read: 5 Benefits of Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens.

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Contact us today for a free consultation about residential therapy – learn more about helpful tips to research programs.