Residential Treatment Centers & Troubled Teens

Is a Residential Treatment Center Right for Your Teen? Maybe. Maybe Not.

Troubled teens are not alone. Their teachers struggle. Their parents struggle. Their emotional and behavioral problems can range from aggravating to dangerous, and can compromise an otherwise promising future. The troubled teen's struggle underscores the difficult decisions parents must make regarding residential treatment. Troubled teens need support, understanding, and at times intervention from those around them. We're here to help the parents, families, and friends of these teens. Inexpensive and FREE HELP for you, and for your troubled teen exists.

With proper support and your commitment, you can give your troubled teen a greater chance at success ... for happiness ... for life.

Is your teen struggling with any of the issues below? Is your family life in chaos? Are you looking for FREE or inexpensive help? Use the Contact Link on the right.


    Does Your Teenager Struggle With the Following?

  • Family Conflict, Argumentative, Abusive Behavior
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Can't Accept "No" For an Answer
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Never at Fault - Shifts Blame to Others
  • Uncontrollable Anger - Poor Emotional Control
  • Can't Accept Feedback - "Above the Law"
  • Manipulative - Pits Parents Against Each Other
  • Lying - Stealing - Sneaky Behaviors
  • Lack of Motivation - Lazy - Resists Tasks
  • "I hate you," attitude
  • "You can't make me," attitude
  • Substance Abuse - Alcohol or Drugs
  • Skips School - Truancy
  • School Suspensions - Authority Problems
  • Grades Have Fallen - Academic Problems
  • Can't Keep Friends - Peer Problems
  • Legal Problems - Facing Justice
  • Fighting - Violence and Aggression
  • Gang Involvement & Glorification

    Has there been a diagnosis of a disorder?

  • Danger to Self or Others
  • Runs Away or AWOL
  • Conduct Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Poor Choice of Friends - Easily Misled
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Bipolar Disorder - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Low Self-Esteem or Poor Self-Image
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression - Diagnosed or Observed?
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide (Ideation)
  • Drug Abuse or Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse or Addiction
  • Smoking or other Tobacco Use
  • Sexually Active - Risky Behavior
  • Cutting - Self-Harm or Mutilation
  • Adoption Issues - Associated with RAD
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Learning Disabilities - Diagnosed?

If your teenager is struggling with any of these issues, get FREE help now.
Fill out our inquiry form by following our contact link (above right), and we will contact you promptly.


Does Your Child Need a Residential Treatment Program?

Thousands of families throughout the country have turned to specialized treatment programs - residential treatment centers - to help their teens struggling with emotional problems, substance abuse, and related behavioral issues. The best of these troubled teen programs are meant to help, rather than to punish struggling teens. They provide 24x7 supervision, guidance, and support. It is important for you to understand that the best of these programs are distinguished among residential treatment centers as highly structured, though less punitive than what one might expect.

How can I find the best residential treatment center for my troubled teen?

InsightPros has long been recognized as a leader in the evaluation of private residential treatment services to families in the United States. As you come to know us you will see that our primary interest is in the long-term healing of your child. We specialize in knowing the best treatment programs and residential treatment centers for troubled teens throughout the country. These treatment centers focus primarily upon helping students catch up with and/or become successful with their academics, engage in therapy to help with a variety of drug problems, emotional issues, vocational development, and prepare to return to the home environment.

Is a residential treatment program's distance from your home an issue? It shouldn't be. Treatment is an investment in your child's future. Placement in a residential treatment program is a difficult choice for many reasons. But don't short-change your child, nor this unique opportunity to bring solutions to his or her life.

We employ a thorough process of identifying, planning, and implementing effective and strategic healing for troubled teens and their families. The best treatment programs, as residential placement, expect their students to successfully transition back to local therapy, and hopefully a healthy social and academic environment. Unlike other "industry leaders" in our field, we provide a unique relationship to you and your local community in our efforts to help your child. Contact us to see how.

Our mission is to gather as much relevant information as possible about your teen, then plan for academic, therapeutic, and placement options appropriate to your teen's and your family's needs.

We travel throughout the United States visiting and evaluating treatment centers. Our consultants keep current with programs, changes, and philosophies at a wide variety of teen treatment programs.

InsightPros communicates with you, our families on a regular basis to provide a high level of service and feedback. Your teen's interests are considered foremost in making our recommendations to residential treatment programs.

What should you look for in a Residential Treatment Center?

  • Academic, Therapeutic, Vocational, and Residential living services
  • Therapy provided by licensed therapists
  • Residential care is provided by staff members with (or near completion of) 4-year degrees or equivalent residential treatment care experience; all residential staff members are either certified, or are in training for various levels of emergency medical certification
  • Regularly scheduled weekends for parent/child support and training
  • In addition to therapeutic contacts, regularly scheduled, weekly home contacts via phone or online personal calls (as appropriate)
  • Ongoing support of the family at home through support of extended treatment services through licensed therapists
  • Students are actively taught self-management, care, and discipline, and are actively assisted in generalizing these patterns and skills to their aftercare success in their local community
  • Clients Served:  Normally, residential treatment centers accept troubled teens, ages 13-17, though there are some for younger students. Enrollment is open to students who meet medical, social, psychological, aptitude, and legal standards. These standards ensure their ability to progress in the residential program, and enforces safety standards for staff and students.
  • The family is strongly encouraged to have a licensed therapist at home working with the child/family at, or soon after the time of placement. It is preferred that this therapist agree to participate via conference calls in regular treatment team meetings, and to assist, when possible, with therapeutic conference calls with parents. It is preferred that prior to placement, the therapist be in agreement with admission.
  • Duration:  Generally, InsightPros recommends 9-months, maximum (at 9-month anniversary students either discharge or graduate, unless extended placement is agreed-upon by treatment team as necessary and beneficial.) Depending upon your troubled teen's issues treatment can, of course be longer. However, the sooner a teen can have the opportunity to generalize the skills learned in residential treatment the better. It is often difficult to determine exactly when such generalization is possible. This is why a strong team, at home, as well as in the residential treatment center, is necessary

  • You have made the right choice in seeking help. The next step is to contact us. We have vast experience in the treatment care industry. We have worked in the industry. We have lived in the industry. We have seen what works ...... and what doesn't.

    We will guide you. We will inform you. Take advantage of our knowledge and insight. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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