How Can You – as a Teen – Know you’re Depressed?

Adolescence is a difficult stage for teens. Peer pressure, stress from obtaining academic achievements, social acceptance, not to mention changing hormones all contribute to natural, changing behavior. This is a difficult time for teens, and a time when troubled teen behavior may potentially develop. Yet, is there a difference between the common adolescent mood swings…

Posted on: December 2nd 9:30 am

Understanding the Benefits of Troubled Teen Residential Treatment Centers

Sending your teen to a residential treatment center can be a hardship for any parent, and even for teens themselves. If you look at it from a perspective of “sending your child away” or “my parents don’t want me” you just escalate sensitive emotions. So, by understanding some of the benefits and advantages will help…

Posted on: November 18th 9:30 am

Four Online Resources to Better Understand Illicit Drug Abuse

There are many troubled teen programs and troubled teen services that can assist with illicit drug abuse. After all, the opioid crisis, bath salts, prescription drugs, and other stimulants can be very problematic and ultimately lead to troubled teen behavior. The National Institute on Drug Abuse Study: Monitoring the Future Survey for 2018 conducted by…

Posted on: November 4th 9:30 am

Alcohol and Teens: What Parents Need to Know About Under-Age Drinking

Underage drinking can lead to health and behavioral problems for teens. While the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reported that an estimated 60 percent of all teens had at least one drink by the age 18, it also states (under heavier consumption) it can cause aggressive and/or violent behavior, poor decision-making, plus…

Posted on: October 21st 9:30 am

Understanding Psychotherapy Treatment for Troubled Teens

Gone are the days of the negative stigmas concerning psychotherapy. In fact, at one time, anyone who visited a psychotherapist was considered “crazy” or had “major problems.” This could be further from the truth. Therapy is a well-known and effective resource to help people of all ages manage their personal problems, including troubled teens. Of…

Posted on: October 7th 9:30 am

Five Ways Parents Can Help with Their Teen’s Peer Relationships

There are many causes of troubled teen behavior. It’s natural for adolescents to gravitate toward their peers for guidance and acceptance. Yet, as a parent, it’s still extremely important to monitor your teen’s friends, activities, social circles and basically know “what they are up” in their daily lives. There are many troubled teen services with…

Posted on: September 16th 9:30 am

Is Family Therapy Effective for Troubled Teens, Parents and Siblings?

There are many programs available to help with troubled teens. Independent counseling and in more extreme cases, teen summer camps, troubled teen boarding schools, even teen Christian programs that offer various solutions of problematic adolescents. The conflict that arises from a troubled teen not only affects the teen, but it also affects parents, siblings and…

Posted on: September 2nd 9:30 am

How to Curb the Early Signs of Troubled Teen Behavior

Insecurities. Mood swings. Peer pressure. Bullying. These are a few of the common issues that adolescents commonly face, which can potentially lead to early signs of troubled teen behavior and the problems that may arise with it. There are several troubled teen programs available with positive results. Yet, according to verwellfamily.com, one of the most…

Posted on: August 19th 9:30 am

Should Parents Feel Guilty About Resorting to a Troubled Teen Residential Program?

This is a difficult question to answer. However, for you, as a parent, this is a double-edged sword. Determining the best solution for your troubled teen may not always be the easiest one to accept. This is especially true when it comes to sending them to a therapeutic school for teens (or similar programs), even…

Posted on: August 5th 9:30 am

When Should We Consider a Residential Program?

Selecting a residential program can be daunting, exciting, scary, nerve-wracking, upsetting, freeing, the list goes on. How do you know if a residential program could be right for you and your teen? What is a Residential Program? Residential programs are live-in facilities that a teen stays at for a specific period of time. The amount…

Posted on: July 22nd 9:30 am

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