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Best Programs for Troubled Teens 

The best programs for troubled teens provide therapeutic support, clinical treatment, academic instruction, family therapy, group therapy, community support, and specialized treatment of specific emotional and behavioral issues.  Moreover, the best programs provide individual attention to the teens in their care.  Specialized attention is empathy, personal concern, and in depth commitment to the individual child.  In the best programs for troubled teens each child is treated with dignity, respect, and honor.  At the best programs kids are not "just another" patient.  For immediate help finding the "best Program" call 866-439-8112.

What makes up a great program? One, a program must work in order to make our "best programs list".  Meaning, the outcome of the program must be a tremendous value to the child and family.  The child needs to come out of the program having the ability to effectively deal with the issue at hand.  Moreover, the family must have experienced some great relief, long-term healing, and confidence that new problems can be dealt with in a positive manner.  In order to make our "best programs list" there must be great reviews from parents and teens over a period of time.

What makes up a bad program?  A bad program is an ineffective program. An ineffective program is a program that does not communicate well, nor do they fully understand the issues at hand.  Meaning, they do not do a good job with the diagnosis of the problem, and therefore they struggle to build an effective treatment plan.  Having said that, there is another area of greater concern which causes a program to fail to make our "best programs list". When a program does not show personal concern for each and every child they most likely do not create a positive outcome.  When programs get "too big" and treat teens as "patients" they usually do not perform well.


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Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Intervention programs
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals