The First Step
Nothing can compare to the pain and anguish you feel when you first start to consider placing your child in treatment. Initially you may have doubted, minimized or even normalized the behaviors that have now become seriously problematic and destructive. Many parents experience a great deal of pain and guilt knowing that they missed or ignored the warning signs that their child is in need of help. Oftentimes a single disturbing event is the catalyst for change. Suddenly all of the academic problems, social problems or legal problems come into sharp focus and it becomes evident that you and your child are in need of help.
Eating and sleeping may have been impacted, hygiene is ignored and unhealthy behaviors are starting to surface (cutting, angry outbursts, aggression, substance abuse, etc.). Your attempts to solve the problem have not helped or in some cases even made things worse. You may have tried talking, screaming or rationalizing and you may have already gotten others involved (therapists, school counselors, police, etc.) Despite all of your best efforts, the behavior continues and you now realize that your family can’t go on living this way. The stress of your child’s dysfunction is affecting every facet of your family’s life including your marriage, your finances, your employment and your other children.
At Adolescent Growth we understand how difficult this is for you and we do not take your decision to seek help lightly. We are here to share the load with you and we are honored that you have chosen to let us help.
How the Intake Process Works
For youth that need around the clock support, our Residential Services offer an environment to help your child confront issues and learn how to cope with difficult emotions while being immersed in a new comfortable setting free from the circumstances that may have triggered the issue.
At Adolescent Growth, our safe and spacious facility offers nutritious meals, a high staff-to-client ratio and 24/7 availability. Using the information gathered during our specialized intake assessment, we personalize your child’s care to their unique needs. Our structured and individualized program considers their mental health and personal interests, while also addressing your concerns for their wellbeing.