Many families struggle with the idea of sending their daughter away for treatment. Parents struggle with guilt imposed on them by family members and friends. Parents can also impose a great deal of guilt on themselves. Yet for some teens, residential treatment is the best possible intervention.
As a general rule, it is a good idea to place teens in the least intensive intervention possible. Residential treatment should never be the first intervention used with teens. Whenever possible, teens should be treated at home.
But if outpatient therapy has not been successful, you should consider residential therapy. Residential treatment is also a good option if teens act in a way that puts their lives at risk. Teens' educational needs are another important consideration. Some teens' needs can best be met in a residential setting.
In residential treatment, teens temporarily live outside the home. They receive intensive supervision and round the clock supervision by trained staff.
Because of the level of care involved, residential treatment can be costly. Don’t let that stop you from seeking treatment. Treatment may be fully or partly covered by insurance. Discovery Ranch for Girls can help you find out more at no cost or obligation to you. There are also treatment loans available at a low-interest rate.
When deciding whether residential treatment is right for your daughter, here are some things to consider.