What to Look for in Adolescent Treatment Programs

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Adolescent treatment programs are not created equal!  Following is a partial list of key features to consider when searching for an adolescent treatment program for your child.  Quality in treatment does exist–be sure that you do your homework and get the very best for your child. FEATURE WHY Single Gender Faster, more effective treatment Best […]

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Choose a Residential Treatment Center for Girls

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Many teenage girls initially greet the idea of single-gender treatment with nothing short of horror: “No guys? No way!” But in my experience running single-gender programs, these objections are all but forgotten soon after enrollment.  Girls who have not experienced schools or residential treatment centers for girls often find that the benefits of a single-gender […]

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The Value of All-Girls’ Aftercare

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Even young women who have had a successful adolescent treatment experience can be overwhelmed by the transition to college, career, and independence.  Some drop out of college, others fail to launch, and many “boomerang” back to their parents’ care again and again. All-girls’*aftercare programs can provide a bridge between adolescent treatment and college, career, and […]

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Diagnosing Struggling Teens

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Misdiagnosed behavioral and emotional issues are common among adolescents and young adults.  Mental health diagnoses are relatively subjective and the data used to make them—behavioral observations in various settings, psychometric assessments, and self-reported symptoms—are often unreliable or incomplete. “Our therapist chalked up Marnie’s dramatic outbursts to normal adolescent acting out.  But they never got better, […]

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