When the decision is made to send your teen to either a short or long term residential treatment program it will be necessary for you to plan how to get them to the program. Many of these schools are out of state or may even be out of the country.
Depending on your current relationship with your teen and what type of behavior your teen is exhibiting, you will need to decide whether it is feasible for you to transport your teen to the program or to hire a professional transport service.
Occasionally, teens will recognize they need help and ask for it. In these situations it may be possible for you to plan the enrollment in the program with your teen, help them get ready and deliver them to the program yourself.
Most often, the teen's behavior has deteriorated to a point where the teen is a run risk, is emotionally abusive or manipulative, or there is a risk that they will harm themselves or others. If the teen is at the stage where they are uncooperative with family you should consider a professional transportation service.
Ask yourself these following questions:
When a child is hurting, there is the tendency to lash out at those they know. Teens are much less likely to act out with someone they are less familiar with, particularly a person that they see as a professional. Our experience has been that as professional transport service we get much better cooperation from the airlines and law enforcement officials than if it is a parent who is having problems with the teen.
The majority of the staff at USA Guides are parents, and we know how emotionally distressing this is for you. It is truly one of the most difficult "Tough Love" decisions that parents will ever be faced with. We hope to give you the reassurance that you need, and we want you to know when you decide to place your child in our care that they will be treated with dignity, courtesy and respect, and will arrive at their destination safely.
Please look at our features and compare our program with any of our competitors before making a final choice.
Please feel free to call us anytime and ask all the questions you want. Our Intake Coordinators are well trained and are here to help you and your family in this stressful and emotional time.
"I just wanted to send a big thank your agents, especially Tracie, when they transported my daughter. She gave me a hug when she arrived and calmed my fears. She was so professional, so in control and yet so gentle and soothing. My nerves were so on edge beforehand, but the minute she arrived, I relaxed and knew all was well. She got my daughter comfortable and laughing before they even left. She called me twice during the trip to let me know how it was going and I just want to thank her with all my heart! She has truly saved the life of a promising young girl who otherwise would have not been able to get the help she is now getting. Thanks so much for her and God bless you all. "