Therapy for Troubled Teens in Abusive Teen Relationships 



After accidental deaths, homicide and suicide are the second and third leading causes of death among troubled teens ages 15 to 19. Firearms were the weapon of death in over 80 percent of teen homicides and about half of teen suicides. While almost one in four teen firearm injuries results in death, non firearm injuries result in death in only one out of every 760 cases. As you can see the use of firearms, teen homicide and suicide is a very serious matter and action needs to be taken in order. Many struggling teens don’t know how to overcome the problems that they are faced with and many struggling teens need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves. Zion Educational Services can educate you on how to place troubled boys and girls in the correct environment in order to receive the help they need to overcome their struggles, including suicide and homicide. For immediate assistance contact ZES to speak with a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.

Many struggling teens get murdered by peers who are also under the age of 18. Gang violence has been associated with many teen murders; nearly three-quarters of homicides were attributed to gang violence. While school-related homicides have received a lot of attention, in the first half of the 1999-2000 school year they accounted for less than one percent of all child homicides. Mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorders, and other related disorders are major risk factors for suicide among struggling boys and girls. One study found that over 90 percent of struggling boys and girls who committed suicide had some sort of mental disorder. Stressful life events and low levels of communication with parents and troubled teens may also be significant risk factors. While troubled girls are about twice as likely to attempt suicide, troubled boys are much more likely to actually commit suicide.

Between 1970 and 1993, the homicide rate for struggling teens ages 15 to 19 more than doubled from 8.1 to 20.7 per 100,000.11 The rate has declined dramatically since then to 9.3 per 100,000 in 2002. Trends in firearm-related deaths have followed the same pattern with a similarly dramatic rise and fall, declining to 12.1 per 100,000 in 2002.

Struggling teens suicide rate increased from 5.9 to 11.1 per 100,000 between 1970 and 1994. The rate then declined to 7.4 per 100,000 in 2002. Some differences involve gender, for example, troubled boys ages 15 to 19 are about five times more likely than troubled girls to die from homicide and suicide and about eight times as likely to die by firearm.

Whether you believe it or not, struggling teens have access to guns and it has been easier and easier for troubled teens to obtain them. Many adults don’t understand how easy it is for boys and girls to access their parents’ guns even when they are hidden or locked. Some parents aren’t aware of the correct way to restore struggling boys and girls and need a professional to educate them. For parents that need immediate assistance dealing with out of control teens, Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools, boot camps, Christian schools and many other youth facilities for both boys and girls. ZES provides you with the information to place your troubled boys and girls in the perfect treatment center that can meet their needs. If you have any questions or concerns contact ZES, (Zion Education Services) immediately to talk to a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.


Continuing with Articles on Teenagers and Abuse Relationships & Domestic Violence:

Domestic Violence


Teens and Firearms



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:
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