Support is a group of people working together to help an individual. Support can come in many different forms, but ultimately, has the same agenda: to give unwavering help to an individual in need. For example, if an individual is low on money, he may depend on the support of family and friends to help him pay his rent.
When pertaining to troubled teens, support is essential to restoring balance and productivity within the troubled child. Without the support of their family, a troubled teen's out of control behaviors may destroy their life. In fact, without the support of their family, a troubled teen's out of control behaviors may even result in fatal consequences.
Supporting a troubled child does not mean to constantly bail them out of trouble, or rescue them from choices they have made. This type of 'support' will only further enable a troubled adolescent's out of control behaviors. True support, however, would be to seek professional, therapeutic treatment for a child. There are nearly countless treatment options that specialize in treating troubled children, such as residential treatment for troubled teens.