Being a teenager in today’s society is an uncertain and difficult time for a child. The pressure of violence, drugs, sex, and criminal behavior can be overwhelming from peers. These things create tension between parent and child that affects the entire family. A residential treatment program is a structured facility where a child can safely learn to change a behavior. They focus on clinical treatment while including both academic and behavioral support. These programs provide the parents with extensive evaluations of the child and diagnosis any psychological disorders.

Types of students who might benefit from residential treatment may exhibit some of these characteristics:

  • Oppositional defiance

  • Anger

  • Drug or alcohol dependency

  • Eating disorders

  • Bi-polar disorder

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Borderline personality

  • Cutting, Self-mutilation

  • Asperger Syndrome

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Autism

When these situations arise Campus Selection can help eliminate the confusion and assist the family in this time of crisis. Choosing the right program can be time consuming and frustrating. Londa May spends time visiting the programs and evaluating them to better assist you in making the right decision.

Some questions to consider when choosing a program:

  • Is the program licensed/accredited and by whom?
  • What kind of training/education does the facility have?
  • Is the therapy implemented right for my child’s condition?
  • Where do the students go after leaving the program?
  • Can I get help with the application process? Is an on-campus interview required?
  • What specific kinds of academic/psychological testing are needed?
  • What types of students attend the program?