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Academic success

/ac·a·deem·ic/ /suc.cess/

|ˌakəˈdemik|| səkˈses|
n.noun

Academic success is an individual's successful completion of achieving academic goals. These objectives may be personal (achieving high marks in school) or mandatory goals that are set for the by educational authorities (earning a certain amount of credits in order to graduate).

Academic success is a rather subjective and broad term that can be used to describe many academic achievements, personal to the particular individual. However, all academic success is only achieved through a certain amount of diligence and determination. For example, if a person struggles academically due to their learning difficulties, academic success for these types of students may be to advance to the next grade of their schooling. Additionally, a student who excels in their schooling may strive for academic success by earning high enough marks in school in order to receive a scholarship to an esteemed and highly sought after college. While both goals of academic success are vastly different, they require an equal amount of hard work and dedication.

Academic team

Ac.ad.em.ic / team

|ˌakəˈdemik|| tēm|
n.noun

An academic team is an educational staff, made up of teachers and other educational professionals. The task of an academic team is to provide students with an extensive and thorough educational curriculum for their pupils.

Academic teams are an essential group. Without teachers, our youth would fail to learn a proper education. If adolescents do not receive a fundamental education, they will be ill-prepared for adulthood and our country's future would be bleak, to say the least. For this reason, teaching, as a profession, is a stapled vocation, and perhaps, the most critical occupation for any country's survival.

Although academic teams are, in any case, essential for educating, they vary in their education, as well as, their skill level and methods used. For this reason, it is important for parents to seek out highly trained academic teams who can thoroughly provide an extensive curriculum for their child.

In terms of seeking treatment for troubled teens, parents need to research and investigate the particular treatment program's academic services and the team in charge of providing these services.

Academics

ac·a·dem·ics

ˌakəˈdemik/

n.noun

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines Academics as, of or relating to a college, academy, school, or other educational institution, especially one for higher education. Academics are a person's education from an institution, school or otherwise. Grade school, high school, and college are all systems where an individual learns educational material.


Typically, a person starts their fundamental academics at the age of 6 and completes their academics when they are 18 years of age. Some people take longer to complete their academics, while others require less time. The amount of time it takes to complete, shorter or longer than 12 years of completion, depends on the person's intellect and dedication.

Upon completion of basic schooling, an individual may choose to continue with their academics by enrolling in collegiate classes or vocational school. The duration of academics such as these, depends on what type of schooling they are, but typically last two to four years.


Academics are an essential part of any person's life. Without a proper education, success is almost impossible to achieve. Unfortunately, troubled adolescents often fail to realize this notion. Generally, troubled teens do not view academics as a main priority. Instead, they put their time in efforts in other areas (friends, having fun etc.).

Addiction treatment

ad·dic·tion treat·ment

(ə-dĭk′shən) (trēt′mənt)
n.noun

Addiction treatment is an invaluable type of care that offers psychological and, as the term suggests, addiction therapy. Addiction treatment is a type of therapeutic care that assists chemically dependent and substance abusing individuals to overcome their dangerous and self-sabotaging habits. Addiction treatment is vital for any person who desires to overcome dangerously, and potentially, fatal habits.

Addiction treatment programs vary considerably in their methods, duration of treatment, and whether or not they require their patients to reside on campus. For example, there are specially trained therapists who exclusively assist addicts in overcoming their addictive afflictions. Similar to traditional therapy, an addiction therapist provides individual, one-on-one style therapeutic services. Users who participate in this type of therapy may only receive once a week treatment. However, this kind of treatment may not suit the needs of addicts who suffer from severely addictive behaviors. These types of addicted individuals would be best suited in enrolling in a residential or rehabilitation treatment program, as these addicts would be able to receive more intensive treatment in a 24-hour, residential facility.

Troubled teens who are in need of addiction treatment such as, residential or rehabilitation facilities, have many opportunities in terms of treatment options. Therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment facilities are specially designed to treat troubled teens who suffer from harmful addictions.

Addictive behavior

ad·dic·tive | be·hav·ior

əˈdiktiv/ bəˈhāvyər/

n.noun

An addictive behavior is a behavior where a person is susceptible to forming long-lasting habits and addictions. Addictive behavior may involve any activity, substance, object or behavior that becomes the primary focus of an individual's life. This addictive behavior may result in an addiction that has physical and mental withdrawals, making the addiction that much harder to quit.

Troubled teens and addictive behavior

Troubled teens tend to struggle with addictive behavior more so than well adjusted and socially functional teens. Troubled teens who display addictive behavior may easily become fixated on certain activities, substances, and behavioral patterns. Troubled teens struggle with negative addictive behaviors that range from video game, pornography and self-harming addictions, all the way to full-fledged, hardcore substance addictions. Troubled teens will often struggle with more than just one harmful addiction, which almost always causes their lives to become completely chaotic and out of control.

Fortunately, there are many therapeutic opportunities for troubled teens who struggle with addictive behaviors. Individual treatment, rehabilitation centers and therapeutic boarding schools for troubled adolescents are viable treatment solutions for troubled teens who suffer from the afflictions of addiction.

Adolescent girl

ad.o.les.cent / girl

|ˌadlˈesənt| |gərl|
n.noun

Adolescent girls are females who are in their teenage years of life (13-19). This phase of a girl's life is a significant one. During adolescence, teenage girls must prepare for adulthood and all of the responsibilities that come along with it.

Adolescence is a stage of life that can be a difficult and trying time for any female to endure. Teenage girls face new stresses in life which they may not be able to adequately prepared to withstand. If an adolescent girl is incapable of adequately dealing with the new pressures and responsibilities they face, this may cause disorder and chaos in their life. Teenage girls such as these, may become depressed or struggle with severe anxiety. If these psychological disorders are not adequately treated, depressed or anxious teens may act out, or display negative and self-destructive behaviors. These types of adolescent girls are commonly referred to as, a troubled teen.

To summarize, the time of adolescence should be spent preparing for the inevitable transition to adulthood. Additionally, parents of an adolescent girl should make all efforts possible to prepare their daughter to become a successful, functional adult.

Adolescent psychiatric treatments

/A.dol.esc.ent/ /psy.chi.at.ric/ /treat.ments/

|ˌadlˈesənt||ˌsīkēˈatrik||ˈtrētmənt|
n.noun

Adolescent psychiatric treatments define specially designed therapies, which specifically treat teenage boys and girls. These adolescent-specific treatments offer restoration to psychologically damaged boys and girls who are at risk of acting out self-destructive behaviors due to their mental ailment.

Adolescents mentally operate and behave differently than adults. It is, for this reason, an adolescent's therapies should be specially designed to treat a young mind. In addition, it is important for parents to understand this and seek treatment options suited for teenagers.

There are nearly countless services specially designed to treat adolescents. However, there are standard treatment options that are popular choices for parents of psychologically ailing teens. Treatment options such as, individual therapy, group therapy, long-term residential treatment and short-term residential treatment are among the most efficient and commonly used therapeutic services for teens. The particular treatment option that best suits an adolescent depends on the child's psychological issues and the severity of these matters.

Anger Management

An.ger / man.age.ment

|ˈa ng gər||ˈmanijmənt|
n.noun

Anger management is any psychotherapeutic treatment that specializes in treating individuals who suffer from anger disorders. This specialized style of treatment offers therapeutic relief and restoration to those who cannot properly deal with their anger. Additionally, anger management treatments offer therapies to individuals who have suffered from the consequences of their incapability of doing handling said anger.

Anger management, like most individualized psychotherapy, varies significantly in methods used and treatment types. In addition, the particular treatment that should be implemented, depends on the angered person's particular situation. Generally speaking, those who suffer from anger issues greatly benefit from psychotherapeutic and anger-specific treatments conducted by a psychotherapeutic professional. However, some people who suffer from an anger disorder, require more intensive, psychiatric treatments, such as residential treatment. Traditional therapies can not treat some anger disorders. People who require more acute, anger-specific treatments, need immediate, and exceptional, psychotherapeutic assistance.

There are many treatment options for those who require exceptional anger management. Residential treatment is, perhaps, the most popular and widely used of such therapies. Additionally, The 24-hour supervision of residential treatment ensures the safety of such individuals and those who may be around them. Consequently, this supervised treatment allows the afflicted individual to receive critical and appropriate therapeutic growth, and eventual, restoration.

At-risk teens

At-risk teens
n.noun

At-risk teens, also commonly referred to as, troubled teens, are adolescents who consistently act out in erratic, impulsive and self-destructive behaviors. Teenagers who display behaviors such as, rebelliousness, self-abuse, substance abuse and emotional outbursts, are considered to be at risk. The parents of teens at risk will commonly notice multiple changes in the child. Changes in the at risk teen's behavior may vary from academic struggles, knowingly drawing attention to their emotions and behaviors and arguing with various forms of authority. The parents and other loved ones of at-risk teens may feel helpless, afraid, frustrated and sometimes guilty due to the troublesome behaviors of the child. Treatment may be very beneficial for at-risk teens when provided with tools like therapy, appropriate disciplinary structure and professional guidance. 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

at·ten·tion def·i·cit dis·or·der

|əˈten sh ən| |ˈdefəsit| |ˌhīpərˈaktiv| |disˈôrdər|

n. noun

Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, chronic psychological disorder that affects millions of adults and children in our nation. ADHD is a condition that consists of several different issues including, incapability of sustaining attention, hyperactive behavior, and uncontrollable impulsiveness.

Due their intense, hyperactive personality a person suffering from ADHD may have difficulty maintaining close, personal relationships with others. Individuals who suffer from this disorder may also struggle to meet academic or vocational standards due to their lack of attentiveness. Additionally, those who struggle from the various issues of ADHD may also suffer from a low self-esteem. Living with a low self-esteem may cause an individual to partake in unhealthy activities, such as self-harm or substance abuse. Because of this, it is crucial for ADHD-suffering individuals to undergo some form of psychiatric treatment.

Troubled teens who suffer from ADHD

ADHD is very common in troubled adolescents. If left untreated, teens who suffer from this disorder may develop life-long self-destructive behaviors, such as drug addiction. In addition, it is crucial for parents to understand this and then take appropriate, therapeutic action. Services, such as therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens, have proven to be an effective treatment option for parents of psychologically suffering children.

Bipolar disorder

Bi.pol.ar / dis.or.der

|bīˈpōlər||disˈôrdər|
n.noun

The highly esteemed, Mayo Clinic provides the following description of bipolar disorder: "Bipolar disorder sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may feel euphoric and full of energy."

The mood swings experienced by an individual who suffers from bipolar disorder may only occur once or twice a year. However, in some cases, an individual may experience mood swings as frequently as once or twice a day. In rare, but severe cases of bipolar disorder, the afflicted individual may experience a confusing combination of depression and mania, simultaneously.

Troubled teens and bipolar disorder

Troubled teens who suffer from bipolar disorder may display absolute bliss one moment, but then suffer from severe depression the next.. Although these symptoms are common amongst all afflicted individuals, teens are less likely to possess the maturity of handling such shifting of moods. Due to their inability to maturely and, therefore, effectively handle their disorder, teens require immediate, clinical and therapeutic attention. Treatments such as, medications, therapy sessions, and even residential treatment may be necessary steps in appropriately addressing the issues of an adolescents' bipolar disorder.

Boot camps for troubled teens

boot camps trou.bl.ed teen

|boōt| |kamp| |ˈtrəbəld| |tēnz|

n.noun

Boot camps for troubled teens are a behavioral modification service for disobedient, troubled adolescents. Boot camps have been a popular service for parents seeking help for their insubordinate teenagers.

Boot camps for troubled teens are a treatment program that has been around for decades. In the past, boot camps were once, perhaps, the most popular service used in correcting negative behaviors of unruly children. Recently, however, the popularity of boot camps has diminished substantially. With the rise of therapeutic insight and advancements, boot camps are now considered archaic and ineffectual by most therapeutic specialists. The change of attitude regarding boot camps is due to the negative reinforcement methods that it implement in their treatments.

In addition, changes in the behavior of troubled adolescents who enroll in a boot camp are short lived. The short-lived behavioral change is because there is limited, if any, therapeutic value in a boot camp styled treatment. Therapeutic value, is, of course, what troubled adolescents require the most in terms of therapeutic restoration.

IN conclusion, parents who are seeking treatment for their struggling adolescent should find treatment options that promote psychological wellness, instead of negative reinforcement. Treatment options, such as residential treatment offered at a therapeutic boarding school, is a much more viable options for parents to consider.

Core courses

core | class.es

/kôr/ / klassez/

n.noun

Core courses, also known as core curriculum, are primary and fundamental classes in school that are required for an individual to complete so that they can graduate successfully. The five core courses of basic education consist of English, math, history, science and social studies.

The primary reason for implementing mandatory core courses is to ensure that students are balanced in fundamental knowledge and prepared to function properly in society.

Additionally, offering students essential basics of a core curriculum, students are provided with a fair and balanced chance of achieving academic success. While all classes should be considered crucial, core courses are deemed to be invaluable. It is for this reason that core courses are mandatory for successfully completing basic academic requirements.

Core values

core / val.ues

|kôr| |ˈvalyoō|
n.noun

Core values are an individual's fundamental beliefs and guiding principals by which they live by. Core values are essential for dictating the way a person behaves and how an individual differentiates right from wrong. 

 

There are many different types of core values, as an individual's core values are unique and particular to their beliefs. While one person's core values may be antithetical to another's, this does not mean that one is righteous in their individual life choices while the other is wrong. For example, one young man may choose to put their families first and above anything else in their life. Contrariwise, another young man may have aspiration's to continue his schooling, rather than settling down and starting his family. Both of these men have completely opposite core values, but they each possess core values that benefit and best suit their ambitions. 

 

Parents often attempt to  ingrain personal, core values in their children. Instilling personal, core values  is done by most parents and can even be viewed as a primary, parenting instinct. However, as loving and diligent as parents may be, attempts of passing core values down to their child will sometimes prove to be futile. Additionally, adolescents who rebel and display out of control behaviors in spite of their parents' love and support are commonly referred to as, troubled teens. 

To summarize, almost every individual's core belief system is unique to them in one way or another. A person's religion, political beliefs, or even early childhood, may be the foundation for their particular set of core values. Additionally, parents who hold high moral values, may not be successful in instilling these same core beliefs into their children. These parents may be doing all that they can, but are still unable to reach their struggling child. 

For parents of troubled teens, who are in desperate need of assistance in terms of controlling their child's out of control behaviors; there is hope. The therapeutic foundation of a therapeutic boarding school may be the most appropriate option for parents, such as these, to consider.

Drug Abuse

Drug | ab.use

/drəɡ/ /əˈbyo͞oz/

n.noun

Drug abuse is defined as, compulsive or excessive use of abusing drugs or substances. Individuals who abuse drugs do so, for a variety of reasons. The main reason an individual abuses drugs is to escape reality, a reality they view as unbearable to deal with psychologically. Individuals who abuse drugs are typically very depressed and see drug abuse as their only way of coping with said abuse.

Drug abuse is a somber affliction for anyone to deal with mentally. If left untreated, addiction can very quickly destroy the lives of anyone and may even lead result in fatal consequences. It if for this reason that individuals who struggle with drug abuse find treatment for their disorder immediately.

There are many treatment options for troubled adolescents who struggle with drug abuse and addiction. Treatment options such as, residential treatment, is a viable option for parents of a drug addicted teen to consider.

Drug treatment

Drug / Treat.ment

drəg| |ˈtrētmənt|
n.noun

Drug treatment is a broad spectrum of clinical care that is designed to assist drug addicted individuals in fully recovering from their life threatening habit. Drug treatment comes in many forms that differ significantly in methods they use.

The different kinds of treatment

There are nearly countless forms and variations of drug treatment. However, the most widely used treatment programs include, long-term residential, short-term residential, outpatient, individualized counseling, group counseling, and criminal justice-involved drug therapies. The appropriate treatment that best suits an individual depends on the particular individual and the severity of their struggles.

Troubled teen drug treatment

While there are many substance abuse treatments for adults, there may be just as many for troubled teens. In today's age, teens are experimenting, socially abusing and suffering from potential life-long, and life threatening addictions in epidemic proportions. Consequently, there are now more options for these addicted teens than ever. The standard treatments for these teens are the same procedures as adults, with the addition of teen-specific therapies. These teen-specific treatments include therapeutic boarding schools and group homes for troubled adolescents.

Dual diagnosis

Du.al di.ag.nosis

|ˈd(y)oōəl| |ˌdīəgˈnō.sis|
n.noun

Dual diagnosis (also called co-occurring disorders, COD) is a disorder in which an individual suffers from a mental illness in addition to suffering from addiction to harmful substances..' An individual who suffers from COD is incapable of handling his/her psychological ailments on their own. For this reason, it is imperative that individuals suffering from dual diagnosis receive immediate psychiatric treatment.


Due to to their incapability of properly dealing with personal, psychological issues, a person suffering from co-occurring disorders will choose to abuse harmful substances in attempt to 'self-medicate.' The harmful substance acts as a medicinal crutch, temporarily relieving the individual of any mental strife. This relief, however, is short lived. After engaging in substance abuse, an individual suffering from dual diagnosis is eventually left in a more emotionally damaged and mentally agonizing state than they were before abusing. Moreover, whatever mental issue a person diagnosed with COD struggles with, worsens with each act of drug abuse.

The dilemmas of dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, are very dangerous and paralyzingly difficult for any individual to face on their own. Furthermore, a person suffering from COD requires professional, psychiatric and addictive-rehabilitating care. In regards to the treatment of troubled teens, residential treatment programs, like therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens, offer treatment to teens suffering from dual diagnosis disorder.

Emotional disorders

E.mo.tion.al / dis.or.ders

|iˈmō sh ənəl| |disˈôrdər|
n.noun

Emotional or psychological disorders, are psychological ailments that negatively affect the mental state of an individual. Common emotional disorders include bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, post traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia.

Emotional disorders significantly vary in terms of specificity and severity. Due to broad scope and variations of psychological disorders, treatment that most effectively treats a suffering person, exclusively depends on their particular ailment and the severity of their psychological illness. For instance, an individual who suffers from a mild, easily treatable, psychological disorder may achieve therapeutic restoration by simply visiting a psychotherapist, once or twice a month. Conversely, a person who suffers from severe depression and is at risk of committing an act of self-harm, may need a residential, 24-hour psychotherapeutic treatment.

Troubled teens and their emotional disorders

Troubled teens display rebellious, self-destructive and out of control behaviors. What many fail to realize, however, is that the majority of teens who are deemed troubled, suffer from one or more psychological disorders. For this reason, it is important for parents to understand that the destructive, uncontrollable behaviors of their child can be treated. Treatment services, such as therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment for troubled teens, are popular and viable options for parents to consider.

English

Eng·lish
(ĭng′glĭsh)

n.noun

English is defined as, a course or individual class in the study of English language, literature, or composition. English is one of the four core courses taught in our country's general educational system. The base course of English studies begins with a student's first school year and continues on until the completion of their primary education ( k-12).

English and language arts is one of the most crucial subjects a student studies while enrolled in academics. Besides functioning as a primary course of education, English knowledge is applicable in everyday life. A person who develops strong language arts skills is more capable of living a successful and fruitful lifestyle than an individual who lacks fundamental language skills. Those who possess English knowledge and expertise can capitalize on opportunities such as, advanced schooling and sought-after employment.

To summarize, learning English skills is not only helpful in achieving desirable grades in school, but is also a very useful tool for everyday life. In addition, those who lack English skills such as, proper grammar, reading comprehension and correct spelling ability, do not have to suffer for the entirety of their lives. It is never too late to adapt and learn new language skills.

Troubled teens who lack basic language arts skills can benefit from the educational services of therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens.

Family therapy
fam·i·ly | ther.ap.y
ˈfam(ə)lē/ THerəpē/
 
n.noun

The Mayo Clinic describes family therapy as Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.

Family therapy is typically used as a short-term kind of treatment. Family therapy is used to alleviate stress within the household, between the family members who reside in it. Once the family therapy sessions successfully relieve the tensions and stresses between individual members, families may no longer require the constant assistance of family therapy sessions.

Family therapy sessions are particularly helpful for families with troubled teens. Troubled teens, who display out of control and negative behaviors, often cause a lot of strain and tension within their household. Their uncontrollable and chaotic behaviors cause stress within the household, which can sometimes alienate and pit family members against each other. Through family therapy sessions and activities, family members of the troubled teen can rebuild the foundation of their damaged relationship. This framework allows the family to support the recovery of the troubled, out of control child.

Group therapy

group / ther.a.py
groōp| |ˈθerəpē|

n.noun

Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines group therapy as, "a form of psychotherapy in which a group of patients meet to describe and discuss their problems together under the supervision of a therapist." Group therapy is a standard therapeutic technique that has proven to be an efficient and powerful tool for treating people who suffer from psychological and addictive disorders.

Group therapy is sometimes used by itself to treat a psychologically damaged individual. However, group therapy is more commonly used supplementally, and in conjunction with other types of treatment, such as individual therapy and rehabilitation. Many different types of residential treatment facilities utilize group therapy in their therapeutic curriculum.

Troubled teens and group therapy

Troubled teens are a demographic who can Indubitably benefit from the services of group therapy. These teens find benefits because group therapy requires a team dynamic. Group therapy requires people to engage, give feedback and help each other through their own, personal struggles. When troubled teens support each other,  they learn invaluable team building skills, as well as build genuine comradeship. Teens, when participating in therapeutic fellowship, can  realize that they are not alone in their debilitating, psychological turmoil.

Healthy activities

Health.y ac.tiv.i.ties

|ˈhelθē| |akˈtivitē|

n.noun

Healthy activities are positive pursuits that improve an individual's morale, attitude, and overall mental health. Additionally, healthy activities can also improve a person's physical health, as well as, their physical appearance and self-esteem.

There are nearly countless healthy activities for a person to participate in. Healthy activities may include, physical exercise, spending time with loved ones and family members, participating in social/community activities, or applying ones' self occupationally or academically. Activities, such as these, are essential for building self-esteem, positive relationships, physical fitness and achieving vocational or educational goals. By consistently participating in healthy pursuits, an individual is able to live a well-balanced, healthy and successful life. Additionally, people who participate in healthy pursuits can avoid negative influences and the activities they may engage in.

The importance of healthy activities for adolescents

Healthy activities are crucial for the mental, physical and emotional health of adolescents. Healthy activities, such as organized athletics or extracurricular activities, can be a solid foundation for the development of a healthy, teenage mind. For this reason, it is crucial for parents to encourage their adolescent child to engage in some sort of healthy activity.

Healthy behaviors

|ˈhelθē| |biˈhāvyər|
n.noun

A healthy behavior is any behavior that promotes positive repercussions in a person's life. Additionally, A person who demonstrates, participates in, and consistently chooses to act on healthy behaviors, can live a successful and fruitful life.

Healthy behaviors are essential for a person's individual success. People who choose to act on and participate in healthy behaviors, do not only live a successful and fruitful lifestyle, but live a longer life as well. Healthy behavior may include, setting personal goals, saving money, eating healthy, selecting only positive relationships, getting 6-8 hours of sleep, demonstrating good hygiene, and treating others with kindness and respect. By consistently choosing to act on behaviors such as these, a person can live a well-balanced, happy lifestyle. Additionally, an individual who participates in these fundamental, yet unequivocally life-improving behaviors, is less likely to suffer from mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar, borderline or anxiety disorders.

Any person who demonstrates a life of healthy behaviors, additionally chooses to abstain from negative, unfruitful, and self-sabotaging behaviors and activities. Additionally, Individuals should also avoid acting on negative actions. Behaviors such as, eating a poor diet, engaging in drug and alcohol abuse, causing harm to others, or opposing authority, are considered as negative behavioral actions. By choosing to abstain from such behaviors, an individual can have full control of their life and most of its outcomes. In addition, it is just as important to avoid negative, unhealthy and self-destructive behaviors, as it is to participate in healthy healthy, positive, and self-improving behaviors.

High school

high|school1

hī/ sko͞ol/
n.noun

High school is a phase of schooling that typically comprises of grades 9 through 12. The purpose of high school is to prepare students for life after adolescents. In high school, a student will learn the necessary knowledge that is considered to be fundamental for living a functional, adult lifestyle. High school is also used to help prepare students for college, an elective source of schooling if they choose to continue their education.

High schools come in many different forms. There are two primary forms, consisting of public and private. Public schools are the traditional option while, on the contrary, private schools often cost a substantial amount of money. Private schools are typically expensive. The high cost of private schooling is due to their advanced and wide range of academic material. While public schools are effective in preparing students for college, private schools are highly sought after because of their prestige. To summarize, private high schools provide students with ample opportunities, more so than public schools.

Schooling for troubled teens

When concerning troubled teens, there are many treatment options that provide their particular form of high school. In conjunction with their particular form of treatment, treatment options, such as therapeutic boarding schools, offer primary and sometimes, advanced academic curriculum. Treatment options, such as therapeutic boarding schools, employ credited teachers that assist students in their individual schooling.

High-risk teens

High-risk teens


|hī| |tēnz|
n.noun

Troubled teens, who are considered high-risk, are teens who display negative and self-destructive behaviors that may lead to long-lasting damage to their lives. Troubled adolescents who constantly pose difficulty in the classroom, oppose authority, or participate in self-harming activities (drug addiction, cutting etc.) are considered to be at 'high-risk.'

High-risk teens are, often, uncontrollable and nearly impossible to parent. If left to their own devices, high-risk teens' conduct can supplementally escalate into severe, life-long behaviors and habits. For this reason, it is crucial for a teen to be identified and treated for their high-risk tendencies.

Treatment for high-risk teens

There is a plentiful amount of treatment services, specialized in treating the psychological ailments of an at-risk adolescent. Parents should seek clinical care known as, treatment for troubled teens. Treatment options, such as therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens, are a viable service for parents to consider.

Highly trained staff

high·ly | train.ed | staff

ˈhīlē/ /trān.ed/ /staf/

n.noun


Highly skilled staff are employees that work full time with great skill. A highly skilled staff is crucial for any workplace to succeed. Highly skilled staff are also the foundation of any treatment program. Any treatment program that offers therapeutic guidance, rehabilitative services or other types of treatment, are staffed by highly skilled, trained and educated staff.


Employing a highly skilled staff is essential for the treatment of troubled teens. The most efficient, nurturing and life changing troubled teen facilities exclusively employ the assistance and guidance of personnel with highest education and training. Troubled teens facilities such as, residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, group homes, and wilderness therapy programs employ highest skilled of staff.

Not all services that promise to promote change within the lives of troubled youth are held to the same degree as the top choices. For this reason, it is imperative for parents to inquire all the necessary questions and functions of a particular school before trusting a treatment program to treat and care for their teen.

History

his·to·ry

hĭs′tə-rē)
n.noun

History class is one of the subjects of a core curriculum known as, social studies. History class is a vital education that opens the world's past cultures and knowledge to students around the world. Unfortunately, history class is often viewed as insignificant compared to other studies such as, math, science and English courses. However, it is imperative for students to grasp the importance and undeniably significant lessons that history class has to offer them.

The importance of learning history

Through history class, students can look back at the great empires of the world and learn about how they came to be giants of their time, as well as what attributed to their eminent demise. As insignificant and irrelevant as history may seem to students, it is a study that can unequivocally assist future leaders of our Nation. By avoiding uncompromising and foolish behaviors that attributed to the fall of arrogant superpowers of the past, our Nation's future can recognize similar patterns and avoid possibly

Intervention

in·ter·ven·tion

in(t)ərˈven(t)SH(ə)n/

n.noun

An intervention is the process of intervening, usually referring to negative behaviors. Interventions are a powerful and useful tool for loved ones of an addict or substance abusing individual.

Families and friends of  addicted loved ones orchestrate most interventions. This group of family and friends that stage the intervention, typically do so by gathering in an open room, sometimes creating a circular shape around the individual. Interventions such as these, are usually planned and executed unbeknownst to the person who is suffering from addiction. The mission of the intervention is to provide the addicted individual with knowledge of his/her loved ones' worries as to how their particular addiction may negatively, and almost certainly, affect their life. Additionally, loved ones of the addict will take turns in sharing their concerns, how much they love the addicted person, and how their harmful habit is personally affecting the individual loved one.

Interventions, although a useful tool in attempting to reach struggling and addicted persons, is not always successful in truly reaching the afflicted individual. However, if the intervention is, in fact, unable to encourage the habitually struggling person, loved ones should not be deterred in their hopes of helping their addicted family member or friend in achieving permanent recovery.

Math

măth
n.noun

Math, also known as mathematics, is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space. Mathematics is one of the four core courses of study in basic education. There are many levels of difficulties in mathematics. A student typically studies math every year of their schooling, beginning in kindergarten and concluding with the completion of 12th grade.

Learning basic math skills is crucial for any individual's life. Without the basic knowledge of basic mathematical skills, a person is at a drastic disadvantage in terms of living a fully functional and successful lifestyle. Those who lack math skills are overlooked by employers of every discipline. For this reason, it is imperative that individuals not only study mathematics, but grasp mathematical concepts that they can apply to everyday life.

Assistance for troubled teens who lack basic mathematic skills

Troubled teens typically lack mathematic skills. Troubled boys and girls view school as a burden, and, as a result, fail to acquire pertinent and critical skills that schooling provides. Math skills are no exception. For parents seeking help in correcting the behavioral pattern of their troubled child, therapeutic boarding schools are a viable option. These specialized treatment schools offer not only therapeutic and behavioral restoration, but academic advancement and grade repair as well.

Mental Health

Men.tal / health

|ˈmentl||helθ|
n.noun

The term, mental health, refers to an individual's condition, regarding their psychological and emotional, well-being. A person's current state of mental health is not permanent. With proper treatment and psychotherapy, a person who suffers from a severely damaged state of mental health may find psychological restoration. Additionally, there are many different types of treatments in terms of psychotherapy that assist people in achieving therapeutic rehabilitation.

Mental health is the foundation of any person's life. A person's state of mental health is what allows them to be happy, motivated and successful. However, a person who suffers from a poor state of mental health, has difficulty in finding happiness, motivation, which in turn, may prevent them from living a successful lifestyle. It is, for this reason, that psychotherapy treatments are essential for a person who suffers from a poor psychological state. If a person, who suffers from psychological disorders fails to receive necessary, psychotherapeutic treatments, that individual is at risk of potentially fatal consequences.

In conclusion, a person's state of mental health is unequivocally crucial for living a well-balanced, successful and happy lifestyle. Additionally, those who do not possess the mental health that is necessary for living a positive, healthy lifestyle, need to seek psychotherapeutic services immediately.

Oppositional defiant disorder

[op-uh-zish-uh n al] [dih-fahy-uh nt] [dis-awr-der]

|ˌäpəˈzi sh ən| |diˈfīənt| |disˈôrdər|
n. noun

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a psychological disorder an individual develops during childhood. ODD is characterized by negative behavioral patterns including, rebelliousness, disobedience, and hostility directed towards any authority. Oppositional defiant disorder's diagnosis may be identified after a child displays severe, defiant behavior for six months or longer.

Adolescents who struggle with ODD are argumentative, short tempered, and are easily irritated by others' behavior. Teens who suffer from ODD blame others for their shortcomings and personal struggles. These teens rarely take responsibility for their actions because, in their mind, everyone else is at fault for their 'hair-triggered' temperament. Additionally, adolescents who suffer from ODD, also suffer from other psychological disorders, such as bipolar and conduct disorder.

Despite its negative and self-destructive characteristics, ODD can be easily and effectively treated if diagnosed during adolescence. Additionally, parents, who suspect their child suffers from ODD, should seek psychiatric treatment for their child.

Physical fitness

phys.i.cal / fit.ness

|ˈfizikəl||ˈfitnis|
n.noun

The medical dictionary describes physical fitness as, "A state of physiologic well being that is achieved through a combination of good diet, regular physical exercise, and other practices that promote good health."

Physical fitness is an often overlooked, yet fundamentally significant, activity that is essential for the physical and mental health of any individual. Physical fitness not only improves the appearance of a person's body, but improves their mental state as well. Moreover, a person who regularly participates in physical fitness lives a healthy, well-balanced and lengthy lifetime.

A person's physical fitness plays a significant role in their state of mental health. A person's bodily fitness may be their foundation of happiness and productivity, or their reason for psychological struggles. Physical fitness plays such a significant role, in fact, that those who don't participate in physical fitness are often misdiagnosed with psychological disorders, such as depression or bi-polar disorder. In short, those who participate in an active lifestyle are happier than those who don't. This is mainly due to the healthy, mental components that physical fitness promotes.

To summarize, living an active lifestyle, one that promotes the physical fitness of an individual, brings about positivity in all facets of their life. It should be noted that not every individual who participates in an active lifestyle is free of psychological ailment. However, through the involvement of living actively, a person is more likely to achieve personal and mental satisfaction.

Positive life choices

pos·i·tive | life | choice.es

/päzədiv/  /līf/ /CHoisez/
n.noun

Positive life changes are modifications a person chooses to make in hopes of positively changing the overall quality of their life. Positive life changes are essential for people who are in desperate need of correcting negative behaviors and habits.

Life changes can be major or difficult decisions, or easy, quick fixes. For example, if a person struggles with tobacco addiction, a major, positive life change would be to overcome their harmful habit. In addition, a small life change would be if an individual chose to wake up earlier in the morning in order to accomplish more throughout their day. As there is a big difference in difficulty between major and simple, positive life changes, both require a certain amount of dedication and diligence.

In regards to troubled teens, positive life changes are necessary. Troubled teens who display out of control, negative behaviors are at risk for developing life-long habits, getting in major legal trouble and even meeting an early death if they fail to make positive life changes. Fortunately, there are treatment programs that cater to troubled teens and assist them in successfully accomplishing positive life changes. The most effective and popular choices for parents of troubled teens are therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers for troubled teens.

Positive relationships

pos.i.tive / re.la.tion.ship

|ˈpäzətiv |riˈlā sh ənˌ sh ip|
n.noun

A positive relationship is an association between two people that mutually benefits both parties.

Positive relationships can be built with various types of people. These assortment of individuals may span from peers and family members to authority figures, such as teachers or religious figures. A person who develops a positive relationship can turn that person for much-needed support and guidance. Conversely, the companion of a shared, positive bond can turn to that individual when a reciprocated support is needed. As the two parties of a positive relationship face hardships and life's obstacles together, their bond is consequently strengthened.

Positive relationships are essential for living a fruitful lifestyle. Positive influences can assist a person through hard times, as well as enjoy life's happiness and celebrations. Additionally, building constructive relationships with propitious, like-minded individuals, a person can stray from negative and unhealthy relationships and activities.

Powerlessness

pow.er.less.ness

ˈpou(-ə)rləs|
adj.

Powerlessness Is used to describe a person's inability to succeed in certain aspects of their life. Powerlessness is often used to describe an addict's inability to overcome addiction. This term is also used to describe a person's lack of ability to overcome psychological disorder (depression, OCD, anxiety, etc.).

While people who feel as though they are completely powerless to overcome certain obstacles in their lives that plague them, they are not forever doomed to struggle with their personal afflictions. With proper therapeutic care and guidance, individuals who suffer from dangerous thought processes and addictions, can truly find the peace they so desperately need.

Troubled teens who are powerless

Adolescents who are deemed as 'troubled,' are often struggling with personal afflictions that render them to a state of powerlessness. Whether they are powerless over their inability to stay motivated or suffer from extreme psychological and addictive disorders, troubled teens can overcome their demoralizing state of vulnerability; there is hope. Therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment facilities offer such hope to struggling and floundering adolescents.

Private boarding schools

Priv.ate / boar.ding / schools

n.noun

A private boarding school is a private school where students reside on campus. Private boarding schools provide not only room and boarding for their pupils, but also provide food and amenities that any students may need. Private schools do this so that students can reside on campus, without having to leave for any reason. Additionally, private boarding schools ensure the safety of their pupils by eliminating the need to travel off campus.

Private boarding schools come in many different forms. The various types of boarding schools include, but are not limited to, college-preparatory, all boys, all girls, military, art, or religious. Additionally, there are even private boarding schools designed to help troubled teenage children who are struggling at home due to behavioral problems and psychological disorders. These types of treatment schools also come in many different styles. In addition, boarding schools for troubled make up its own, diversified subcategory of private boarding schools.

Private boarding schools for troubled teens

Most treatment programs that require troubled teens to reside on campus are a form of private boarding school. These specialized boarding schools include therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment programs, and Christian boarding schools for troubled teens.

Rebellious behavior

Re.bell.ious \ be.hav.ior

|riˈbelyəs||biˈhāvyər|
n.noun

Rebellious behavior is an action demonstrated by an individual who chooses to disobey any and all sorts of established authority, no matter how negatively these actions may affect their life.

An individual who displays rebellious behavior fights and resists any authority they feel is oppressing them. These individuals feel justified and righteous in their fight against authority, despite any palpable evidence that suggests otherwise. For instance, a troubled teen may feel as though they are justified in disobeying rules set forth by their parents. A troubled teen may feel as though their parents' rules are too strict, unfair and perhaps even, inhumane. Consequently, the teen feels justified in rebelling against his or her parents, and disregards their rules altogether. While the teen may feel as though their parents are 'oppressive' and cruel,' they fail to realize that these rules are structured boundaries established to ensure their safety.

A troubled teen who's rebellious behaviors are unprovoked, or have become uncontrollable and self-destructive, can find the stable, therapeutic and self-improving treatment they require at a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens.

Residential Treatment Centers

|ther·a·peu·tic| |board·ing| |school|


|THerəˈ/pyo͞ording/ /bôrdiNG/ /sko͞ol/

n.noun

Therapeutic boarding schools, also known as boarding schools for troubled teens, are a specialized treatment option for troubled teenage boys and girls. Therapeutic boarding schools are used to provide therapeutic and behavioral treatment to teenage children who are displaying out of control, self-destructive behaviors at home. These specialized boarding schools offer therapeutic care to troubled teens who are in desperate need of correcting troublesome behaviors, behaviors that stem from psychological maladies within the individual child.

Therapeutic boarding schools share many similarities to traditional boarding schools. For example, therapeutic boarding schools require students to live on campus for 9-12 months out of the year, and also offer year long academics. However, therapeutic boarding schools differ from traditional boarding schools by extending therapeutic and behavioral treatment in hopes of restoring the lives of troubled teens. Therapeutic boarding schools incorporate therapy into their curriculum in order to promote behavioral, emotional and psychological within troubled boys and girls

Therapeutic boarding schools are widely considered to be the teenage equivalent of residential treatment centers. As some feel as though there is a difference between the two (residential treatment centers for troubled teens) the two terms is mostly just a personal preference of the individual treatment facility.

Residential treatment centers

 

res.i.den.tial treat.ment cent.ers

|ˌrezəˈden ch əl| |ˈtrētmənt| |ˈsentər|
n.noun


Residential treatment centers are a live-in health care facility providing therapy for multiple disorders including but not limited to substance abuse, mild to severe depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and many other behavioral afflictions. Residential treatment is typically an option for those who have failed to achieve psychological wellness through traditional, therapeutic means. One of the many advantages to residential treatment is the constant availability of the healthcare staff, the therapies and the other resources needed to reap the benefits of recovery fully. 

Residential therapy requires clients to live on the grounds of the facility throughout their treatment. Living on grounds ensures the customer’s safety while they undergo intensive, treatment. Additionally, residential treatment centers are typically clinically focused and commonly provide treatment to adolescent teens with various disorders, diseases or conditions.

 

Science

sci·ence

ˈsīəns/

n.noun

Science is defined by, ' the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and the natural world through observation and experiment.' Additionally, science is one of the four core curricula of primary education.

Science is widely considered to be the most critical study of education. Science is what makes our world's modern technologies available, allowing people of today to live a life of convenience, a life of awareness and has increased our life expectancy exponentially. Science provides medical services to people like never before, treating illnesses and diseases that were once incurable. In addition, the study of science in today's education is what makes all of today's life advancements possible.

The importance of science is undeniable. The only thing that separates our life today, from that of the dark ages, is, in fact, the studies of science. For this reason, it is our responsibility as a parent, educator or academic authority to stress the importance of science to our youth.

Self-defeating behaviors

Self-de.feat.ing / be.hav.iors

|selvz||diˈfēt| |biˈhāvyər|
n.noun

Self-defeating behaviors are any actions an individual demonstrates that negatively affect their life. Self-defeating behaviors are a broad spectrum of unhealthy actions and activities; that vary in method and severity. However, these unhealthy and self-destructive behaviors, as a whole, negatively affect a person's life in one way or another, regardless of the grade of severity.

Self-defeating behaviors are self-destructive and contradictory to any person's success. For instance, a person may aspire and be motivated to save money. However, this particular individual fails to do so, and instead, chooses to spend money on frivolous purchases. This person is displaying a textbook example of a self-defeating behavior. This individual desperately aspires to accomplish a particular goal, yet instead, chooses to sabotage his/her desired objective, personally.

Self-defeating behaviors are common among troubled adolescents. Teens who actively participate in self-destructive behaviors, may not even realize that their negative behaviors will bring self-defeating consequences. For teens such as these, therapeutic resources such as, therapeutic boarding schools for troubled teens, may be the most viable option.

Self-esteem


Self / es.teem

|selvz||iˈstēm|
n.noun

Self-esteem is the way in which a person views and feels about themselves. An individual who has a high self-esteem holds themselves in high regard and likes who they are as a person. People with high self-esteem are proud to be who they are and are confident in all of the things they do.

A person's self-esteem may stem from how well they do in certain activities and skills that they deem as important. These skills and activities can range from an individual's occupation, schooling, how well they dress, or how their physical appearance compares with peers. If an individual lacks capability of establishing characteristics that they consider important, the individual may then develop a poor self-esteem.

Trou.bled teens and self-esteem

Troubled teens (teenagers who display out of control behaviors), often suffer from a low self-esteem. For one reason or another, troubled teens fail to meet personal standards they set for themselves, as well as, expectation standards set by others. Due to their feelings of inadequacy, troubled adolescents display out of control behaviors and may even self-medicate with harmful addictions. For teens such as these, the behavioral services of a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens is a viable service for parents to consider.

Social studies

so·cial|stud·ies

ˈ
sōSHəl/ˈstədē/
n.noun

The U.S. American National Council for the Social Studies defines social studies as, the "integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Social studies is one of the five core courses that is taught in elementary, middle school and high school. Social studies teaches a broad array of subjects such as, sociology, political science, history, economics, religious studies, geography, psychology, anthropology, and civics.

Social studies is the most unappreciated of the core courses. Since the polices put forth by the No Child Left Behind bill in 2001, math and Language arts have become the nation's priority. Since 2001, the United States has put its emphasis on math and language arts, while social studies has assumed a lesser role. Because of this, students feel as though they don't truly have to put their learning efforts into social studies. This is unfortunate, since social studies have more relevance, in terms of social living, than that of math, science, or even English.

The importance of social studies

Social studies teaches students all aspects of society and the world we live in today. Through social studies, students learn about foreign lands, the history of our world's most grand nations, and the politics of old and new. This vast and significant spectrum of education opens the minds of our nation's youth. Social studies promotes empathy for foreign cultures, discourages close mindedness and broadens the understanding of what makes society function. Additionally, social studies teaches our youth what has worked for past cultures, and most importantly, what caused the demise of history's greatest empires.

Student

stu·dent
ˈ

st(y)o͞odnt/

n.noun

A student is an individual who is engaging in study at a school or college. Typically, general education starts in kindergarten at the age of 5 or 6 and ends after grade 12, at the age of 17 or 18. Some students will choose to continue their education and participate in additional schooling known as college. Additionally, there are also alternative schools that teach particular vocational skills. These facilities are known as, vocational schools.

Troubled teen students

Generally speaking, troubled adolescents are poor students. Troubled teens are typically not interested in academics. They tend to view academics as an obstacle instead of the crucial tool it truly is. Troubled teens live in the realm of instant gratification. They consider critical subjects, such as academics, to be an obstacle that gets in the way of their fun. Troubled teens see school as a social gathering where they can hang out with their friends and tend to neglect their studies, as they view learning as an annoying chore.

Fortunately for troubled teens who have neglected their student duties, there are plenty of therapeutic programs that offer grade restoration. Therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment programs provide quality educational services, as well as therapeutic recovery.

Student athlete

stu·dent | ath·lete

|ˈst(y)oōdnt| |ˈaθˌlēt|

n.noun

A student-athlete is a participant in an organized, competitive sport that is sponsored by the school in which they choose to enroll. Student athletes have the stresses of both, being an athlete and full-impudent.

Students who choose to participate in sports are less likely to get caught up in negative, self-destructive behaviors that plague our youth today. This is due to the dedication and hard work that goes into developing athletic skills. As student athletes develop these hard-earned skills, become increasingly interested in furthering their athletic achievements. The type of training student-athletes engages in becomes an active distraction. In addition, student-athletes  focus on their sport, as opposed to what other, negative influences and their self-destructive activities.

Parents of teens should encourage their child to participate in healthy pastimes, such as athletics. Additionally, it would behoove parents of troubled teens to help their struggling child to take part in the character building practices that athletics has to offer.

Study skills

Stud.y / Skills

|ˈstəd ||skil|
n.noun

Study skills are the ability to study effectively and apply one's knowledge in terms of learning. Study skills are essential to an individual's basic and advanced schooling in academics. Additionally, study skills are also essential for an individual's vocational success.

Typically, an individual first learns to develop study skills during their time of academics. Studying strategies and thorough studying is essential to one's success in achieving adequate marks in school. Additionally, an individual must develop necessary studying techniques and skills in order to complete their education successfully.

After the completion of fundamental academics, a person must then apply their studying aptitude towards their prospective, or desired, occupation. Through effectively applying acquired studying skills, a person can achieve their vocational ambitions successfully. In addition, an individual who expertly develops research and learning techniques, can attain desired positions over competing prospects of an occupation.

Therapeutic needs

ther·a·peu·tic / need.s

(thĕr′ə-pyo͞o′tĭk)  (nēdz)

n.noun

Therapeutic needs are an individual's personal psychological requirements that will assist them in recovering from their own, therapeutic disorders. For instance, a person who struggles with severe, debilitating depression, may have therapeutic needs of residential treatment. It is imperative for people who have such needs, to fully satisfy their condition by seeking therapeutic services. Additionally, these individuals need to seek therapeutic services that are pertinent to their own, personal recovery.

Therapeutic needs of troubled teens

Troubled teens are a faction of people who possess various types of therapeutic needs. A troubled teenage boy or girl typically suffers from a plethora of psychical maladies. These underlying, cerebral ailments are usually the root-cause of an adolescent's out of control, self-destructive behaviors. Consequently, troubled teens who suffer from psychosomatic disorders can meet their therapeutic needs through intensive and specialized, psychotherapy treatments.

While there are many options in terms of psychological services, there is none more efficient than residential treatment. Troubled teen restoration programs, such as therapeutic boarding schools, are a viable option for teens with therapeutic needs.

Treatment

treat·ment 

ˈ/trētmənt/ 

n.noun

Treatment can be defined as, medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury. Treatment is can also be used as a powerful tool in restoring the lives of addicted, psychologically ailing individuals as well. Treatment for addicted and psychologically ailing people varies considerably in what kind of treatment it provides and how the particular treatment is administered.

Treatment for troubled teens

In terms of the therapeutic care for troubled teens, treatment is crucial for correcting dangerous behavioral patterns, providing long lasting therapeutic healing, and overcoming hazardous and self-destructive addictions. Treatment for troubled teens varies in duration, methods and intensity, greatly depending on the various therapeutic and addiction recovery needs of the individual child.

Parents who are seeking treatment for their troubled child should be well educated and informed on the different types of treatment that is available to them. Different types of treatment provide differing methods and intensity that may significantly benefit some adolescents. However, this particular treatment option may not be as efficient in treating certain teens who do not possess the ailments that the treatment option is specialized in treating. For this reason, it is imperative for parents to inquire about the specific functions of treatment options in order to make sure the treatment is best suited to treat their child.

Treatment methods

treat·ment | meth·od
ˈ/trētmənt/ /meTHəds/

n.noun

Treatment methods can be defined as, the style and purpose in which treatment is directed. Treatment methods are unique to the particular treatment program. The treatment methods used are designed to treat whatever ailments the particular treatment program is equipped to address. For example, treatment methods of a rehabilitation center are designed to assist addicted individuals in recovering and permanently overcoming their various addictions.

Treatment methods are somewhat subjective and are sometimes, proven to be ineffective. An example of proven, ineffective treatment methods is the treatment of boot camps for troubled teens. For decades, boot camps for troubled teens were thought to be an efficient and viable option in treating the behavioral problems within troubled adolescents. However, with the advancement of psychological understanding and discovery, many troubled teen experts now believe the negative reinforcement treatment methods offered at boot camps, are archaic, and overall, inefficient. Additionally, these same experts also believe boot camps to hold little or no therapeutic value. 

To summarize, it is crucial for parents of troubled teens to fully understand the functions and treatment methods of any potential treatment options. Through thorough investigation, parents are ensuring their child will receive only the most efficient treatment.

 

Troubled teens

trou.bled teens

|ˈtrəbəld| |tēnz|
n.noun

The term, 'troubled teen,' is a broad terminology used to describe adolescents who display out of control and self-destructive behaviors. It is important for parents of troubled teens to find appropriate assistance for their teen in terms of correcting their self-destructive behaviors.

The negative behaviors of troubled teens vary considerably in particularity and severity. Troubled teens display negative behaviors including, disrespect authority, skipping academic obligations, over-promiscuity, self-harm and engaging in harmful substance abuses. If these actions are left untreated, troubled adolescents are at risk of developing life-long habits that may not only destroy their potential, but may lead to fatal consequences.

Troubled teen treatment

Due to the potential, life-threatening repercussions of troubled teen's behaviors, it is is crucial for parents to seek treatment for their child. Treatment for troubled teens is plentiful in terms of sheer numbers of therapeutic options. Parents can find solace in choosing treatment options, such as a therapeutic boarding school or a residential treatment center.

Underlying issues

Un.der.ly.ing / iss.ues

|ˌəndərˈlī-i ng | |ˈi sh oō|
n.noun

Underlying issues are psychological issues that lead to personal, negative behaviors and emotions. Underlying issues are not obvious afflictions and are usually hidden or upstaged by out of control behaviors that an individual displays. A person who displays out of control and self -destructive behaviors is doing so, because they are struggling with hidden, underlying issues that they are incapable of appropriately dealing with.

Due to the fact that underlying issues are hidden, they are consequently difficult to diagnose and treat. However, through an individual's erratic and harmful behaviors, one can conclude that the person is suffering from personal and hidden, psychological maladies. Furthermore, a person acting out in harmful ways can be treated based on their behaviors. Additionally, through treating an individual based on their self-destructive actions, therapeutic professionals are able to diagnose and then treat the underlying afflictions of the person.

Underlying issues of troubled teens

The out of control, self-destructive behavioral patterns of a troubled adolescent can be attributed to their hidden, psychological disorders. Moreover, parents of a teen displaying such behaviors, can trust the services of a treatment program that specializing in treating such disorders. Therapeutic treatment options, such as therapeutic boarding schools, have proven to be a viable option for parents of troubled teens.

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