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Summer Programs for Troubled Teens

Sometimes, parents looking for a summer programs for their troubled teens will ask us about the therapeutic worthiness of these programs. The parent inquiring about summer programs is usually looking for affordable help for troubled teenagers. There parents are concerned that a summer program will be seen as a "vacation" instead of a corrective measure. The best summer programs for troubled teens are fun, but they are hard work too. We highly recommend summer programs for "early intervention". Meaning, the teen is just beginning to act out. The best summer programs are usually about 1-2 months in duration.  Parents seeking a summer program hope that a short time away from home will help their child to be ready for the school in the fall.  For immediate help in finding the perfect therapeutic short-term solution call Troubled Teen Search and speak with our Family Advocate.  Call 866-439-8112.

The parent is also hopeful that this will keep their troubled boys and girls out of trouble during the summer. Many struggling teens don’t know how to overcome the problems that they face.  With many troubled teens they need to be placed in a safe environment in order to be restore physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  There is nothing quite like a solid summer program to keep a stuggling teen on track.The goal of summer programs for troubled teens is to develop healthly habits, positive attitudes, and positive social behaviors.  The mission of a good summer program is to stop the downward spiral and offer an overall lifestyle change that encourages them to succeed in life.

Troubled Teens Search wlll provide coaching and assistance to parents of struggling teens.  We will teach parents how to find the perfect environment where their child will receive the help they need. Summer programs are one of several really good options. For immediate assistance contact TTS at 866-439-8112, to speak with our Family Advocate.

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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