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Challenging the Challenged: Teen ADHD

Are you one of those teens bursting with ideas but challenged when it comes to sitting still or waiting your turn? If the answer is yes, then you could be are one of thousands of teenagers struggling with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder); a neurobehavioral disorder than affects teens and adults alike. The good news…

Residential Treatment Programs for Troubled Teens

Treating Troubled Teens: When Holding Back Means Sending Your Teen to Residential Treatment

Troubled teens unsuccessful in traditional counseling environments are finding success in long-term treatment programs that provide parents with powerful alternative to boot camps for girls and boot camps for boys. A study conducted by the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs found teens with serious emotional and behavioural issues including ADHD, depression, and oppositional defiant…

Teen Boot Camps Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

Teen Boot Camps Soon to be Extinct

Teen boot camps are heading towards extinction after what has been described as a treatment experiment gone wrong. Corrections expert Dr. Edward Latessa has studied the issue extensively and says most boot camp operators have either gone out of business or modified their programs to emphasize treatment and rehabilitation. Latessa, a juvenile justice expert at…