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 wanted to thank you and your guides for their help this morning transporting my son to the treatment center. They were prompt, thorough, and professional. The preparation, transport and follow-through was of the highest quality. I had no reservations letting my son go off with them. They coached and encouraged my son during the drive and several hours of waiting time after arriving at the center and I'm sure their interaction with him reassured him. My request for transport was submitted at the last minute and I am so grateful that you were able to accomodate us. I will recommend your service to others. Thanks again! "