Residential Treatment Center Child

A residential treatment center child may face many challenges in transition to, during their stay at, and after completion of a residential treatment center. A residential treatment center child is usually between 12 and 17 years old. However, some treatment centers will take youth at a younger age and/or adults that are court ordered or choosing to stay voluntarily.

Transitioning a child to a residential treatment center can be a very anxious time for the parents, child, and all who are involved in the process. Often a child is not willing to accept help and participate in treatment. In many cases, the child may be too out of control for the parents to safely facilitate at transport to the center alone. In high risk circumstances, a child transport service, such as New Start Transports, is often recommended by the residential treatment admissions team or by the consultant working with the family and child. Our child transport service, New Start Transports, specializes in the safe intervention and transportation of troubled children to treatment programs throughout the United States. As a former residential treatment center child, our company president, is excited to help make these potential crisis situations become a positive opportunity for the child and family members involved. Providing Integrity, Compassion, and Respect to the parents and child is a key component to a successful treatment program transport.

During a child's stay in a residential treatment center, they may be faced with many challenges and experiences. Residential treatment is something that is usually provided as a last resort of help to a child that is escalating in their negative behavior to the extent that living at home could be unsafe. A child may participate in the following at Residential Treatment Centers:

  • Individual, family, and/or group therapy
  • Educational learning
  • A structured life schedule
  • Emotional growth seminars
  • Professional treatment
  • 24-hour staff supervision
  • A planned treatment plan

Often the greatest challenge for a residential treatment center child is not the transition to or time at the center, but when the child is released from residential care. At this point, the child is required to make responsible decisions without 24-hour supervised support and a controlled environment of peers. The child's true desires and strengths will come out at this point. Relapsing is not necessarily a sign of a child's lack of desire to change. Many children that succeed after treatment relapse at-least once. Having a solid support system and professional treatment follow up plan can play a key part in the success of a child after completing a residential treatment center.

Please contact us for more information on the challenges and recommendations of a residential treatment center child. As former children and parents of residential treatment centers, we personally understand the importance of receiving the appropriate level of integrity, compassion, and respect during the transition to treatment.

Please click here to find out about New Start Transports and how we can help a child.

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