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  • 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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    Looking for Clinical Boarding School in Ohio? If your family life is in chaos then these programs listed can help combine the strength of a robust, college preparatory curriculum for a coed, high school aged student body with the holistic support of full time professional clinical services, extensive recreational and experiential activity programs, and a comprehensive student life experience. Students typically come to the school seeking a supportive environment while minimizing the effects of negative behaviors or influences that may have beset them in the home community. 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 the treatment of troubled kids. To see a list of boarding schools in Ohio click Here.

    Ohio Helpful Information

    Abuse: Sexual
    The Long and Difficult Road to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
    Sex Offenders in Ohio

    Adolescence and Parenting Teens
    Teens & Divorce: What Hurts & What Helps?

    Bullying: What Parents & Teachers Should Know
    Ohio Anti-Bullying Law

    GED in Ohio

    Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse
    49 Meth Labs Uncovered

    Nutrition & Health
    The Battle Over Fast Food in Hospitals

    Runaways and Missing Children
    Find Georgina Lynn DeJesus
    Missing Children in Ohio

    Cutting through the pain

    Special Education
    Special Education: Frequently Asked Questions

    When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law
    Juvenile Court: FAQ

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    Hotlines, Helplines, Crisis Help

    Cincinnati Drug & Poison Information Center
    Cleveland Crisis Hotline
    First Call for Help - Northwest Ohio
    Ohio AIDS Hotline
    Ohio Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)

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    State Agency Programs and Services

    First Call for Help
    Resources in northwest Ohio and parts of Michigan and Indiana.
    Harbor House Maternity Home
    419-586-9029 Celina
    Residential program for single, pregnant teens, ages 13-19, who live with house-parents in a Christian family setting providing love, discipline and counsel.
    Helping Resources for Teens in Lakewood
    Job Corps
    Free residential program for young men and women, ages 16-24, that empowers youth to take responsibility for their employability through the integration of vocational skills and academic achievement.
    Lutheran Homes Society Family and Youth Services
    Programs for seriously emotionally disturbed (SED), high-risk, multi-need, difficult-to-manage children and youth (ages 6-18) in least restrictive settings possible.
    Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio
    Services include mental health counseling, family life education, and support groups.
    Teen Mother Choices
    330-678-9020 Kent
    Mentoring program, life skills workshops, financial assistance for child care while working or attending school, referrals to helping organizations.
    United Methodist Children's Home
    Residential treatment, diagnostic assessment and psychiatric evaluation, case management, individual and group psychotherapy, anger management, family therapy.
    Midwest Gang Investigators Association
    Educational organization made up of law enforcement officers and other members of the criminal justice community. The MGIA promotes a closely coordinated relationship among gang investigators through extensive and rapid dissemination and exchange of information about gang-related, cult and extremist group activity.
    NAMI of Hamilton County
    Grass-roots organization offering hope and help for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
    Ohio Legal Rights Service
    The mission of this agency is to protect and advocate the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities.
    Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse
    Assists in the search for missing children, creates public awareness of pertinent issues, and develops and disseminates materials and other information in an attempt to educate the public, professionals, and others in the prevention and intervention of missing and abducted children.

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    Counseling and Mental Health Services

    Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau
    Serves children, youth, and their families through an array of child welfare, behavioral health and allied youth services, including residential treatment.
    The Center for Individual and Family Services
    Comprehensive outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol center in Mansfield.
    Christian Children's Home of Ohio
    Residential care for children and teens. Visit Free & Low-Cost Schools and Programs.
    Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children
    Serves grieving children and their families through telephone help, referrals, summer camp, and resource center. Located in Cincinnati.
    Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland
    Teen medical clinic, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and HIV testing.
    Franklin County Directory of Mental Health and Recovery Services
    Recovery Resources
    Drug and alcohol services, mental health services, counseling, support groups. Locations in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.
    Parents Helping Parents
    Support for parents, grandparents, and guardians who are experiencing behavior problems with their adolescent or adult child. PHP helps families identify alcohol and drug behaviors in their children as well as other behavior problems with their children. Visit Teen Behavior Problems and Behavioral Disorders.
    Tourette Syndrome Association of Ohio
    440-498-1008 Cuyahoga County
    Advocacy, information, and support to individuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families.
    Ohio Advocates for Mental Health
    1-800-589-2602 Ohio only
    Educates public officials, professionals, and the general public about mental illness and the needs and goals of people affected by mental illness. Advocates with and for people with psychiatric disabilities and personality disorders.

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    Tutoring and Learning Help

    Ohio State Support Team for Special Education Services
    Information and special education support to school districts, community schools, early childhood centers, and families of children and youth with disabilities, ages 3-22.

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