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Florida Boarding Schools
The Bolles School

The Bolles School is a nationally known co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school serving grades PreK through 12 on four campuses. Located in Jacksonville, Florida Our students also learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility and compassion.
North Broward Preparatory School

Located in Coconut Creek, FL. Our student-to-teacher ratio is 8:1 with maximum class size limited to 18. At North Broward Preparatory School we are preparing our students to: Be the highest achievers amongst their peers across the world.
Montverde Academy

Located in Montverde, FL. Montverde Academy is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school serving Grades PK3-12. The boarding program serves boys and girls in Grades 7-12 & Post Grad. Montverde Academy develops students who have a desire to learn within a challenging academic environment.
Saint Andrew's School

Located in Boca Raton, FL. Students benefit from US $18million in new facilities, including a state-of-the art science center, athletic and aquatics complex, and a center for the performing arts.
Residential Treatment Centers
Center Family at Center Academy

Residential intensive remedial programs, ADHD
La Amistad

La Amistad Behavioral Health Services offers a program for children and adolescents ages 5-17 that focuses on helping individuals identify both the emotions and actions that have created problems. We also offer a program for young adults ages 18 and up that addresses the psychological, social, and academic needs of individuals with more chronic behavior issues. Candidate difficulties may include emotional and behavioral disorders, sexual trauma and abuse, chemical dependency, schizophrenia, Asperger's, personality disorders, and ADHD.
Pasadena Villa

Pasadena Villa provides services to young adults with mental illness who cannot live independently or at home, but who do not require inpatient hospitalization. Some of our residents will enroll at one of four area colleges and universities that are working collaboratively with Pasadena Villa, while others will prepare for, find and hold either part-time or full-time employment while preparing to step down from residential care.

Eckerd Youth Alternatives (EYA) is a private, not-for-profit organization nationally recognized for its programs to help youth. Programs serve boys and girls ages 8-18 who are at risk for or exhibit emotional and behavioral problems at home, at school and in the community.
Tampa Bay Academy

Tampa Bay Academy was planned to be a Residential Treatment Center for children and adolescents, ages 4 - 18, in need of a special level of psychiatric treatment. Located on 24 acres, in Riverview, Florida, Tampa Bay Academy offers the highest quality therapeutic services available.

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Florida State Directory of Teen & Family Support

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Parenting Guide to Teen Help
  • Implement a strict behavior management program in your home
  • Try using behavior contracts with your teen
  • Consider professional counseling and therapy
  • Residential treatment is an option for teens that need more intensive therapy
  • Boot Camps, boarding schools, or Wilderness Camps offer a very highly structured environment that focuses primarily on discipline
  • Hospitalization or Jail is the measure of last resort. Consider using these options if your teen has demonstrated that he is a danger to himself or to others

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    Florida Boarding Schools for a teenager provides suitable treatment for the teen that are under stress and other behavioral issues. Many of these schools have a teen program specialist that concentrates on group therapy and leadership skills and team work, to form a powerful and positive atmosphere that constructs long term effect for troubled teens. The schools provide professional and experienced counselors, teachers, trainers who all are dedicated for helping their unmotivated teens. Boarding School plays a major role in treatment of troubled kids. To see a list of boarding schools in Florida click Here.

    Florida Helpful Information

    Abuse: Sexual
    Florida Sexual Offenders & Predators
    Prosecuting Sex Crimes, Child Abuse and Computer Crimes
    The Long and Difficult Road to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
    A Letter from a Sexual Offender Registrar

    Behavior Problems & Behavioral Disorders
    On The Road to Prison: The Role of Family and Schools in the Lives of Angry, Aggressive Children
    Parent/Guardian Information Handbook for Runaway, Truant, and Ungovernable Children

    Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse
    Liquid Death
    Youths risk death for cough-remedy high

    Family Health
    Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Florida
    Medications Can Fan Children's Emotional Flames
    Facts about Vaccines
    Your Medical Records Rights in Florida

    Nutrition & Health
    Pesticides Out-of-Control in Florida

    Runaways and Missing Children
    Missing Children in Florida
    Find Roy Gregory Brooks Jr.
    Parent/Guardian Information Handbook for Runaway, Truant, and Ungovernable Children
    Runaways face tough life on the streets

    Special Education
    Children with Disabilities' Rights to Section 504 Plans

    When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law
    Detention Often a Terrible Option
    Parents Teens & the Law Program To Help Teen Drivers In Trouble With The Law

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    Hotlines, Helplines, Crisis Help

    First Call for Help of Broward
    Florida HIV/AIDS Hotline
    Florida Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
    Brevard Domestic Violence Helpline
    Child Pornography Tipline
    ChildhelpUSA Child Abuse Hotline
    Lifeline of Central Florida
    National Runaway Switchboard
    National Suicide Hotline
    Key West Helpline
    Miami Helplines
    National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
    1-800-787-3224 TDD
    National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    Sexual Offender Information Request
    Stop It Now! Helpline If a youth is sexually abusing
    M-F 9 am-5 pm ET
    Teen Hotline
    407-841-7413 Central Florida
    Teen Line

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    State Agency Programs and Services

    Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service
    Full-service family agency helping people of all ages with a variety of needs. Located in Palm Beach County.
    Catholic Diocese of Orlando - Juvenile Justice Program
    Mentoring, education, and support for at-risk youth.
    Center for Family Studies
    One of the nation's flagship programs for the prevention and treatment of minority adolescent behavior problems.
    Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation and Academy
    Mentoring program that serves youth, ages 5-17, by improving their self-esteem, character, work ethic, social adjustment, and academic performance. Also offers the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy -- a voluntary public school for 4th-7th grade students who are not achieving at their grade level, have low self-esteem or have difficulty adjusting to an academic environment.
    Youth Crisis Center
    Outpatient counseling program for families experiencing any type of youth-related problem and short-term residential care, serving families in northeast Florida with youth between the ages of 10 and 17.
    Children's Home Society of Florida
    Crisis intervention and counseling, family life education, family preservation services.
    Covenant House Florida
    Programs and services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth under 21 including teen parents and their babies.
    Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
    Programs include residential care, summer camps, and community services for neglected, abused, and at-risk children residing in the state of Florida.
    Florida Youth Challenge Academy
    Free academic, life skills, and vocational program offered by the National Guard to youth, ages 16-17, who have dropped out of school, are free of illegal drugs, and who wish to make a positive change in their lives. Visit Free & Low-Cost Schools and Programs.
    Grandparent Support in Florida
    Visit Self-Help and Support Groups.
    Hands On Miami - Youth Volunteer Corps
    Open to any youth, ages 13-17, living in Miami-Dade County.
    Informed Families
    305-856-4886 Miami
    321-231-0587 Orlando
    813-376-3125 Tampa
    850-393-2145 Pensacola
    Education, training and support center for parents, schools and communities to help raise safe, healthy and drug-free children. Programs include parent peer groups, Safe Homes/Safe Parties, neighborhood coalitions, workshops, and family empowerment programs.
    Job Corps
    The nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16-24.
    Juvenile Sex Offender Programs in Florida
    Inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescent sex offenders in Florida.

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    Counseling and Mental Health Services

    Ruth Cooper Center
    Crisis and emergency services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, family-centered outreach in Fort Myers.
    Counseling and Therapy
    Referrals to mental health professionals in your area.
    Child Anxiety and Phobia Program at Florida International University
    Comprehensive diagnostic assessments and state-of-the-art treatments for children and adolescents (7-16 years old) who are experiencing excessive fear and anxiety related problems. All fees at CAPP are based on a sliding scale, and tend to be nominal. There is no charge for the initial assessment.
    Mental Health Association of Greater Tampa Bay
    Provides information related to mental health, mental illnesses and related issues.
    Mental Health Association of Volusia and Flagler County
    Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida
    Voluntary organization dedicated to helping individuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families by gathering and distributing information, promoting local self-help and professional services, promoting research, and providing local TS meetings. Summer camp offered.
    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Goldcoast
    An affiliate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offering education, advocacy and support.
    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Tampa Bay
    Support organization for both individuals who have been diagnosed as having an affective disorder and the families and friends of these individuals. Affective disorders include depression, bipolar (manic depression), situational depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, and other related illnesses.
    Brain Injury Association of Florida
    Brain injury prevention, education, support, advocacy.
    Autism Association of Northeast Florida
    Education, advocacy, support, and research.

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    Tutoring and Learning Help

    Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center
    Helps students and adults with dyslexia and ADD, as well as parents, teachers and professionals who work with them.
    Kitty Petty ADD/LD Institute
    Provides education, resources, and support to children, youth and adults with ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities.
    Learning Disabilities Association of Florida
    Volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and LD adults devoted to defining and finding solutions to the broad spectrum of learning issues
    Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center
    Parent-run information and resource center helping families of children with special needs in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

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