Mark Redmond: The Need for Authority in Relationships with Troubled Youth. … while every situation is different and every adolescent different, I do notice patterns. And one pattern that is painstakingly obvious is that too many parents are not setting limits for their kids. They either don’t want to set limits, or they don’t know how to set [...]
A True Story by Dore E. Frances, M.A. Dore Frances frequently offers helpful advice to many of the readers on Troubled Teen Blog, you will see her supportive comments on posts throughout the site. Professionally she is an educational consultant at Horizon Family Solutions. It is her own personal story with her daughter that is [...]
Island View RTC was one of the first treatment centers I visited before we placed our son and he was in Wilderness at the time. Island View was our treatment center of choice and we really wanted our son to go there. What we want does not always work and the placement did not work for us. They did not
Less than two weeks later the ball drops, I receive an email from one of the staff at the RTC “Are you aware that your son brought in drugs and gave them to some of our kids?” One sentence, guilty, without proven innocent, there was no doubt in those words that my son had done the damage.
Everything is a first now, prior to my son’s discharged from residential treatment everything was a last, the last night at Heritage, his last meal at Heritage, his last day at Heritage. We took two driving days to get there, Mom, Dad, Brother and Dog, we were a pretty comfortable unit. We picked him on [...]
A Family Dream Come True Today we pack up, mom, dad, brother, dog and drive back to Provo, Utah, our son is discharging from Heritage Schools Residential Treatment in two days. This is the real deal, there is no going back this time and we are bringing him home for good. Not much more to [...]
Honestly I don’t know if we will ever be prepared for him to come home and I don’t know if that is really possible. The biggest hurdle may be letting go of the past so that it does not over shadow the future holds, we all need to build trust and really value all the great progress he has made. I truly do feel that we are getting the son back that we once knew. We have all changed, I know he has too and we must embrace the change.
In one week my son is discharging after 1 year 8 months from the Heritage Schools in Provo, Utah. Prior to Heritage he had a short stint at another RTC, where he was asked to leave because “they did not feel they could keep him safe”. Before that he was in Wilderness for 3 months [...]