Troubled Teen? We’re Here to Help Parents Find the Best Therapeutic Program or School for a Troubled Teen
Our professional team provides free assistance and information to help you choose among the many residential programs for troubled teens.
SINCE WE ARE PAID BY EACH PROGRAM AND HAVE SPECIFIC STANDARDS FOR THE PROGRAMS WE RECOMMEND, WE CANNOT PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT FREE OR STATE-SUBSIDIZED PROGRAMS. See the contact list HERE if you are seeking such a program.
We’re an independent service specializing in placing troubled teenagers in therapeutic programs or safe schools. We charge the schools for our time, not you, so there is never a cost to you and it does not impact what you pay in tuition. We work with hundreds of schools. What works for one adolescent may not be appropriate for another. Each student and their family’s situation is different. Teaching styles, religious affiliation, specialized services and the role of arts and athletics are elements that define each school. Getting it right can make the difference between a mediocre experience and a tremendously fulfilling one. Sadly, many kids bounce from program to program until they find one that works for them. We can help you find the right one at the start. We never pressure you to choose any particular school and our help never affects the tuition rate of any school or program we recommend.
LEGAL NOTICE – PLEASE READ
Options and opinions expressed by Best Choice Network LLC (“BCN”) and its representatives are not professional referrals nor expert recommendations of a medical, behavioral health, or educational professional. BCN is not licensed or bonded to provide medical, psychological, or educational advice or recommendations, so we donÕt. You should consider seeking advice from a licensed professional before making any decision in relation to the placement of any child in a residential program. BCN assists the admissions departments of schools as a communications contractor and agent of record, from which it also receives compensation (a flat fee per enrollment) for its work. BCN is indemnified by each organization and has no control over the actions of such organizations or their staff. BCN is rarely on-campus of each program, so we do not know everything about what goes on, nor should we be held responsible for such information. We visit each campus periodically and get anecdotal feedback about each program from parents, which aids us in providing helpful options to individuals as they search for the program of their own best choice.
By Federal law, we are required to mention that we select programs to represent solely based upon their desire for our assistance, and they pay us a flat fee based on each student placed, not the services that are rendered or fees paid by the parent or guardians of the student. We receive no kickbacks for the amount of services the student requires, nor their length of stay in the school or program. Of the schools and programs we mention as options, we do not select them or push any particular ones based on their ability to pay us a higher amount than do other schools or programs. For some low-income individuals, we may mention schools that pay us nothing. Should we learn that a school has done anything inappropriate with students, such that it is being investigated by local or state authorities, we will immediately stop offering that school as an option. However, due to confidentiality agreements, we may not be able to express why the school or program is no longer included in our discussion or options list.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that before you enroll a youngster in a private residential treatment program or any institution or service that we mention, be sure to check it out yourself: ask questions; ask for proof or support for claims about staff credentials, program licensing or accreditation, and endorsements; do a site visit; and get all policies and promises in writing.
See other BCN Legal Mentions HERE.
“NO WARRANTY” LEGAL NOTICE: BCN does not guarantee recovery or even positive outcomes for any particular individual who attends any program or school we might offer as an option. Recovery and future avoidance of troubling behavior or actions and whatever effects that may have on the individualÕs life, their future, their career, their mental or physical health, or their friends and relatives are entirely dependent on each individual student and how they accept and apply the principles they are taught by the program, school or its staff or therapists.