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What is normal teen behavior?

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has specified the following as typical teen behavior:

  • Changes in appearance
  • Some withdrawal from family
  • Increased arguments
  • Emotional Ups and Downs
  • Experimentation with drugs or alcohol (not dependency)

What is not normal - when is placement appropriate?

Sometimes we will get referrals from parole officers, school counselors, therapists, and church groups. If one of these referred you - it's probably time to take action. Your teen may be involved with things you are not aware of, but someone else is aware of the problem.

Some of the common themes and situations we deal with include:

  • Suspension or expulsion from private or public school
  • Failing in school for various reasons - learning disabilities, behavior disorders, etc
  • Depressed Teens or those with suicidal thoughts
  • Other mental health issues or disorders such as eating disorders, bipolar, AD/HD, and ODD
  • Stress, anxiety, and other factors
  • Violent teens - toward siblings, parents, teachers, and others
  • Those involved with gangs, shoplifting, weapons
  • Runaways and teens that stay out all night or consistently breaking curfew
  • Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction

Certain programs specialize in treatment of specific disorders or issues. We will present the best known options available to the parent.

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