Updated on March 16, 2020
What are some At-Risk Youth Schools?
Teens who are in trouble and are described as being at-risk, are sadly seemingly growing in number. Fortunately so too are the schools which deal specifically with at-risk youth. You as a parent of a young person in trouble, have a wide range of options to help your son or daughter. For example there are many institutions with programs using therapy, academic studies and outdoor adventure trips. The programs vary as do the entrance requirements but here is a list of the types of schools available.
- Wilderness Programs
- Residential Treatment Programs
- Traditional Boarding Schools
- Military Schools
- Private Schools
- Summer Camps
- International Schools
You as the concerned parent need to know what each type of school have to offer and, when you find the type of school which aims to address the specific problems of your teen, you need to research their programs and make your choice.
But how will you find them? Well you can go online and use a search engine with such words as ‘wilderness camp’ or ‘wilderness program’. This will show you a wide range of places and you can contact one or more which seems to offer you the program you want for your child.
Most camps or schools for at-risk youth have a helpful Q and A service with information on their site or in their brochure and there is often a free information service for specific questions via telephone or email. Take advantage of these services to help you ensure your troubled teen gets exactly the right type of help.
This research can take a lot of time unless you find the ideal solution early in your travels. You can try other ways to find some schools for at-risk youth.
Speak to parents of teens who have already sent their child to a wilderness program or military school etc. Ask questions about the child’s change in attitude and in overcoming their trouble. A good recommendation from a caring parent just like you can be worth its weight in gold.
There are professionals such as your family doctor or trained youth workers who should be able to advise you of the type of school your teen needs. Even a phone call or two may be all it takes for you to track down the school which deals specifically with the issues confronting your son or daughter.
Then there are professionals who work to help parents find the right school. For example campusselection.com is designed to help parents locate the appropriate school for anxious and often ignorant parents. Many folk just don’t know where to start to help save their teen.
Remember that many appropriate schools already exist and many have produced outstanding results with their young residents. There is an excellent chance your at-risk teen can have a life-changing experience by finding the right school.
Do the research, ask lots of questions and sooner rather than later you will locate the school which can save your at-risk teen.
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