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.
"It all went so smoothly....I must have rehearsed what I was going to say to her 100 times....and the support of the guides was such a safety net....they are a great team. You were right about waking her up too...of course. Its hard to picture the process until you have done it once. If you have a chance to redo the video I think it would helpful to have the child at least talking and expressing and a much more audible script of what the mom says. This would allay a lot more fear. I will be sure to recommend you to others who need you. If you need anyone to call me who wants references feel free to use my name and give them my home phone."