Troubled teen help and resources for parents including boarding schools and therapeutic programs like residential schools for troubled teens and alternative schools.


Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy

Columbus Girls Academy offers a structured Christian boarding school environment for struggling teenage girls. The therapeutic Christian school focuses on character growth, spiritual life, and personal responsibility to help girls overcome life-controlling issues. Columbus Girls Academy offers help to troubled girls through four main components: spiritual, academic, physical and social. >> MORE

Birdseye Boys Ranch

Birdseye Boys Ranch

What Is Birdseye Boys Ranch? Birdseye Boys Ranch is an offshoot of Heritage Youth Services, which has been offering therapeutic services for at-risk youths in Utah and other nearby states. It is the first of its kind in Utah as a facility, which aims to work with young boys with sexual issues. Birdseye RTC is More »

Teaching Acts of Kindness: “Giving is Better than Receiving”

Teaching Acts of Kindness

In order to help your child grow up to be a person who is kind toward others, it is imperative to teach them from a young age that is much better to give than to receive. These lessons need to be reinforced during the teenage years because it is all too common for people in More »

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter – IA


What Is Youth Emergency Services & Shelter Of Iowa? Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa is a nonprofit and private organization located in Des Moines, Iowa. Established in 1973, YESS has been helping kids and their families. Catering to children up to 17 years old, the organization provides counseling, crisis care, respite, and emergency More »

Food & Fitness

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College Excel

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What Is College Excel? College Excel is a residential, private program which aids students in building academic and personal confidence while they study in college. Aside from its program, the students are also enrolled at the Oregon State’s Cascade Campus or at the local community college for additional courses. Each of the students receives guidance More »

Mesothelioma in Children: Know the Facts

Mesothelioma in Children Know the Facts

Mesothelioma is typically associated with older individuals because it is common for it to take several decades for this serious medical condition to develop. However, this does not mean that children are immune from the possibility of contracting this illness at a young age. Additionally, it is important to consider the fact that anything your More »

Sycamore Canyon Academy

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What Is Sycamore Canyon Academy? Sycamore Canyon Academy caters to young underperforming men, ages 12 to 18, who lack direction and focus in their academic and personal life. It offers a therapeutic program, which runs for 6 months that aims to assist and develop each participant in achieving his goals and potentials. The program includes More »

5 Ways to Handle Your Child’s Anger

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Children can feel and express anger at a very young age. As they grow older, their understanding towards people and things around them starts to advance. Therefore, their way of expressing anger will also change, eventually. As they grow up, situations that will cause them to become angry will increase. By now, they tend to More »


Rescue Youth Resource Directory for Troubled Teens

What Is Explorations? Explorations is a small, dynamic program for teenagers and their families. It offers challenging and meaningful life experiences through travel, residential, and innovative outdoor adventures. It also provides direction and guidance to families who are undergoing difficulties, and it also educates the teenagers to go through life without relying on destructive and More »

Sparks; How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers


Sparks; How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers

Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy

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What Is Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy? Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy trains and mentors youths who are at-risks to be contributing members of the community. It employs the eight core components in a 22-week residential and 12-month post residential program in a quasi-military environment, which resembles military training including chain of command, self-discipline, respect, and attention to detail. More »

Free and Low Cost Programs for Troubled Teens

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If you have a troubled teenager and have limited income, we’ve prepared a list of lower cost or free programs and boarding schools you may want to consider, though they are usually full, with a long wait list. Please contact these programs directly — we cannot recommend them or contact them for you.        More »

Hawaii Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge

What Is Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy? Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy is a program, financed by the Federal Government and the State of Hawaii, where in parents are not expected to pay tuition when they get their children admitted in to the program. The program accepts candidates between sixteen and nineteen years of age on the More »

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Intermountain Residential Program

Intermountain Residential Program Rescue Youth Parent Guide

What Is Intermountain? Intermountain started as a grade school in 1909 in Helena Valley, Montana. Since then, it has significantly grown to offer community based and comprehensive services. It is committed to attend to the needs of families and children with varied needs and emotional difficulties. Its residential services serve 32 children, aged four to More »

Weight Loss Tips and Tricks for Teens

Weight Loss Tips and Tricks for Teens

Being an overweight teenager can be a horrible experience. Those that have been there will tell you that being overweight affected their self-esteem, ability to get dates, and popularity – all three of which are highly important to most teenagers. Some teenagers also suffer the additional trauma of being teased about their weight. If you More »

Westcoast Connection Summer Camp


What Is Westcoast Connection? Westcoast Connection has been in existence for more than thirty years. It started with a goal of inspiring and teaching teenagers by offering a memorable and exciting travel experience in order to strengthen the way they understand themselves. Westcoast Connection respects each individual teenager, at the same time it also creates More »

Divorced But Still Parents

Divorced but Still Parents

A divorce is the legal way of ending a marriage. Sounds simple, right? Well, it is not that simple when there is a child in the middle, a child who has to face the brutal reality of his parents breaking up. His parents that he or she equally loves, the parents that were always saw More »

Four Winds Westaward Ho Summer Camp

How to Handle Youth Camp (A Guide for Parents and Teens)

What Is Four Winds Westward Ho? Four Winds Westward Ho is a summer camp for young people between 7 and 18 years old. Found in San Juan Islands in Washington State, the camp has been servicing young people since 1927. Campers can experience life away from their families and provided with a leadership training program More »

Teen Drug Addiction Information

Teen Drug Addiction Information

The National Institutes of Health, through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, launched a website to help teach adolescents, aged 11 to 15, about drug abuse. Catering to teachers and parents as well, the institute was able to tap teenagers while developing the site so that its content appropriately addresses their concerns in a timely More »

Eagle Summit

Eagle Summit Clinically Based Boys Home Rescue Youth

What Is Eagle Summit? Eagle Summit is a privately owned residential treatment center catering to 13-to-18-year-old young men who are out of control, engaging in behaviors, which are high risks, and affecting the whole family. Situated in St. Louis, Missouri, the center offers a nurturing therapeutic and educational environment with an interdisciplinary team approach, which More »

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Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative is a non-profit entity established in 2004 to help troubled teens and their families in dealing with emotional issues related to substance abuse. It also cooperates with educational lawyers, rehabilitation centers, boarding schools, wilderness programs, educational consultants, and health organizations to support and fund these families in completing the therapeutic More »

Peer Pressure: How To Help Your Child Deal With It

Peer Pressure How To Help Your Child Deal With It

You were a youth once so you probably know how it is like to deal with peer pressure. It is characteristic of children and teenager to strive hard to belong to a peer group. These are the days when they are establishing their individuality and still finding out how they really are. Peer pressure can More » Online Helpline


Youth Bridge – Arkansas

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What Is Youth Bridge? Youth Bridge offers shelter, counseling, and preventative services, which aims to create better communities and strengthen families. It is a nonprofit organization, which offers its services to the young people plus their families, which have been experiencing behavioral problems, mental health issues, homelessness, addiction, neglect, and abuse. It provides transitional living, More »

Club Drugs


Raves are mostly found in metropolitan areas and are being introduced to rural areas as well. They are all-night, high-energy dances, which have flashing laser lights and hard pounding techno-music. These parties are often held in empty buildings, open fields, abandoned warehouses, and permanent dance clubs. Organizers advertise these parties as “alcohol free,” “drug free”and“safe.” More »

Summer Singing Camps for Kids

Summer Singing Camps for Kids Rescue Youth Parent Guide

You don’t have to win, or even compete in, high profile television shows such as America’s Got Talent or the X-Factor to experience the thrill of live performance. For every budding Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber just waiting for their spot in the limelight, there is no better summer vacation experience than singing camps for More »

Second Nature Footsteps

Wilderness Recovery Camp Program Rescue Youth

What Is Second Nature Footsteps? Second Nature is a recognized national leader in wilderness therapy. It was founded on the belief that troubled teenagers and their families deserve clinical treatment with the utmost quality, combined with compassion and sensitivity. Participants to the Second Nature Footsteps program are teenagers which have been diagnosed with the following More »

Wentworth Military Academy & College

Wentworth Military Academy & College

What Is Wentworth Military Academy & College? Founded in 1880 and located in Lexington, Missouri, Wentworth Military Academy & College is a co-educational private military boarding school for high school and college students. The academy caters to students in the 9th to 12th grades and students for the first two years of college. Wentworth offers More »