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10 Harsh Realities Shared by For-Profit Owners of the Troubled Teen Industry

Open Letter from the perspective of current “Troubled Teen” owners and operators.   To Whom It May Concern,  The past few years have been tumultuous. More than ever, people – especially Gen Z– are skeptical of churches, schools, teachers, businesses, government officers, and police. The traditional helpers of society are being scrutinized more than ever, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Partial Hospitalization Programs: A Comprehensive Guide 

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) have been utilized as a mental health treatment option since the mid-20th century, gaining prominence as part of the evolving continuum of mental health care. The concept of PHPs emerged in response to the need for a structured and intensive level of care for individuals dealing with acute mental health issues […]

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Understanding The 3 Levels of Autism

When I was in graduate school, the first thing I learned about Autism was, once you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with Autism. Fast forward to 2013, when the DSM-5 was published, how a child, adolescent, or adult with autism was diagnosed changed overnight. Previously,… […]

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What is the difference between an IOP VS PHP?

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) are both levels of care in the continuum of addiction treatment services that are often used in accordance with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. ASAM provides guidelines for matching patients with the appropriate level of care based on their individual needs and the […]

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What Is Psychological Testing?

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After reading this blog, you will better understand the basics of psychological assessment, who administers psychological testing, the subspecialties of psychological testing and what sort of testing you or your child might need. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Mission Outreach vs. Christian Residential Treatment

Within the Christian-based residential treatment, two general organizational models are present – the Mission Outreach Program, and the Christian Residential Treatment Center. This blog will share pros and cons of each which in turn reveals how different they are from one another.. […]

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Transporting A ‘Troubled Teen’ To Utah – Not Without a License!

updated November 2023 Good news out of the state of Utah. Utah has a new code requiring Youth Transporation Companies (“Teen Transport,” “Involuntary Youth Transport,” “Being Gooned”) to register with the Office of Licensing and submit to criminal background screenings for all transporters. Office of Licensing Rule R501-1-26(7) to register with the Office of Licensing […]

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What are Therapeutic Boarding Schools? What You Need to Know Before Sending Your Teen

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If you’re a parent considering therapeutic boarding school (TBS) for your child, it is essential to have accurate information regarding the purpose of TBS, as well as what you can expect from treatment. Keep reading to find answers to common questions about therapeutic boarding schools for teens. […]

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Why Parents Should Look For Accreditation When Seeking a Therapeutic Treatment Program – 7 Reasons

When a parent/caregiver makes a decision on a treatment resource for their child, one reinforcer of quality and safety is national accreditation. […]

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