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The teen years are a critical developmental phase as children become adults.

During adolescence, preteens and teens going through puberty become increasingly conscious of their body image. They develop their sexual, gender, and ethnic identities. Peer relationships become increasingly important. School responsibilities increase and some teens get a job. Many teens experiment with drugs and alcohol. The teen years have unique stresses and pressures. Teens may not always let on—but parents and other caring adults play a vital role in providing support and helping teens achieve their best on their way to adulthood.

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Programs for Struggling Teens: Ideal Features- Part IV

The professional literature on adolescent development and programs for struggling teens suggests that, ideally, programs should have a number of key features. 

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A Virtual Community for Young Adults Living with Mental Illness

We all want someone to understand us when we nervously admit to some quirky, obsessive habit or finally acknowledge that maybe we are not as happy as we seem.

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Programs for Struggling Teens: Ideal Features- Part III

The professional literature on adolescent development and programs for struggling teens suggests that, ideally, programs should have a number of key features.

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Programs for Struggling Teens: Ideal Features- Part II

The professional literature on adolescent development and programs for struggling teens suggests that, ideally, programs should have a number of key features. 

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Programs for Struggling Teens: Ideal Features- Part I

Parents of struggling teens often feel desperate to find the “right” program or school for their child. 

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Protecting Teens in Crisis: Constructive Oversight of Programs

One of the greatest challenges facing the struggling teen industry is the lack of conscientious, constructive, and sustained oversight at regular intervals by external organizations.

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