Helpful Websites

All Kinds of Therapy

A directory for finding a range of types of treatment or interventions.

 

My Next Search 

Serving as a best-in-class fact based resource directory, to provide universal information about prevention programs, clinical programs, schools, research, services and educators who display integrity and innovative resources - and to share easy to understand knowledge while sharing stories, and inspiring.

Struggling Teens

Information about the many schools and programs available for troubled teens, as well as news and articles that provide invaluable resources for both parents and professionals. An independent educational consulting firm to help parents of teens making poor decisions select a private, parent choice program that would help return the family to normalcy. 

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

​This is an excellent place to start exploring the types of programs available, especially if looking for a particular school. This is also a great starting point, along with the IECA website below, for locating an educational consultant. Under the parent tab you can locate a detailed list of questions to ask when visiting and researching schools and programs. There is also a reference to useful books and, of particular help, is an area that filters all the programs by state and sorts by age and gender. 

 

Independent Educational Consultants Association

This site lists educational consultants by state and type of services they provide. Educational consultants know the schools and programs and have an in-depth knowledge of the program differences. This experience makes it helpful when placing a teen in a therapeutic environment to help ensure a good match. Pricing varies from flat fee, to hourly, to sliding scale so always ask what the fee includes. Education consultants can also advise parents and their children about high school or college choices.

 

The Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council

Several wilderness treatment programs that have joined together to collaborate and share the best practices to promote program standards for wilderness treatment.

 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization.​

 

Because I Love You

General parenting advice and great parenting resources.

 

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support, and stability they seek.

 

Troubled Teen Blog

Support for families with troubled teens.

Parents Helping Parents

Advocacy and Special Education support and information. 

Help One Child

Our mission is to recruit, train and support those willing to provide a home or volunteer services to at-risk children. A non-profit, local outreach to families caring for children both in and out of the foster care system.

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