- At-risk teens
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.
Parents of at-risk teens may feel as though they are helpless in controlling their child's negative, unruly behaviors. Thees parents may feel as though they have exhausted all ideas and parenting methods in combatting their uncontrollable child. However, parents of at-risk teens have countless services that cater to their child's particular, psychological and behavioral issues. These services are known as, psychiatric treatment options for troubled adolescents.
Treatment programs for at risk teens are plentiful, but differ in their varying treatment methods and environments in which they implement these methods. For instance, both therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness therapy programs are viable options in treating a troubled boy or girl. However, therapeutic boarding schools offer treatment in a boarding school-like environment, whereas a wilderness program takes place in an out-door environment. The appropriate choice that would be most effective, greatly depends on the individual child and the severity of their issues.