You Are the Co-Author of Your Struggling Teen Child's Story


You Are the Co-Author of Your Struggling Teen Child's StoryDealing with troubled teens is something that is difficult for families and parents no matter what. Many times, troubled teens and the problems they face reach a point where parents feel as though they have no effect on their lives. Even if this is how it seems, when it comes down to it, the influence that loving and supporting parents has a major effect on troubled teens and their problems. Even if your students have to hit rock bottom, you being there and supporting them when no one else will means a lot.

Lava Heights Academy is a residential treatment center that is able to come alongside parents and their students who are in need. Our long term therapy is here to help students succeed and meet their goals. If you are a parent that is interested in what we do, please call one of our Family Advocates for more information today at 866.452.8772.

Helping Your Troubled Teens Succeed

Even though peer pressure can have a major effect on troubled teens and their lives, parents who are active in the lives and activities of their students early on can help them develop virtues that they can take into their future lives. Teaching your kids how to combat peer pressure and avoid negativity is important. 

Adolescence is never an easy time. When your student is facing behavioral and emotional problems, that time becomes even more challenging. Being aware of your student’s activities, investing time in them and seeking help when necessary are all elements involved in helping troubled teens succeed for the long term. Be active in the lives of your students, even if they are struggling. They need it.


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