Q: What kinds of activities, extracurricular or other, are available to the students?
 
A: Sports such as hiking, swimming, bike riding, and weight lifting. our Programs provide a wide variety of extracurricular activities varying by program and location, student interests and availability.
 
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Q: Have background checks been done on all staff members at the Programs?
 
A: Yes
 
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Q: Do students take SAT, ACT tests, etc?
 
A: Yes
 
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Q: Are the schools accredited?
 
A: Yes. All the Schools are fully accredited college preparatory. High School Diplomas are received as the students walk at a graduation ceremony in cap and gown.
 
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Q: How is incoming mail controlled and how are phone calls handled?
 
A: All communication is restricted and controlled. Phone calls are an earned privilege.
 
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Q: Do you take teens that are self mutilating?
 
A: Yes.
 
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Q: Do you take teens with eating disorders?
 
A: Yes.
 
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Q: Do you take teens who have presented with a true suicidal history?
 
A: Yes. Some programs accept teens with suicidal ideations.
 
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Q: Do you take teens on medication?
 
A: Yes. The goal of the programs is to get the teens off all medication if possible. We also understand medication may be nescessary on a short term basis or may be necessary for a lifetime.
 
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Q: Are there doctors and nurses on staff?
 
A: Both doctor and nurse are contracted from the community. Some of Programs have nurses on staff, and or a doctor who is regularly scheduled to visit. Therapists and psychologists are on and off site, depending on the Program.
 
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Q: Is Orthodontia available?
 
A: Yes.
 
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Q: What do I do when my teen begs me to bring them home?
 
A: It is natural for teens to want to return home after a short stay in a program. The staff at the programs will work with you in responding. It is important for parents to support the program their teen is attending for their teen to be successful.
 
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Q: Do we deal with all diagnoses?
 
A: Yes, most diagnoses.
 
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Q: Is medication management available?
 
A: Yes.
 
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Q: Do you do any job training?
 
A: Yes depending on your teen's program and his/her interests in the courses being taught at the time.
 
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Q: Do any programs address eating disorders?
 
A: Yes.
 
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Q: How do you address eating disorders?
 
A: Physicians, dieticians, recommended types of exercise and therapy.
 
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Q: Can I get financial help from my health insurance?
 
A: Yes. Some types of insurance will help pay.
 
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Q: Is there financing available?
 
A: We work with several lending institutions that will finance the programs we represent.
 
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Q: What if my teen doesn't want to go?
 
A: We have staff that can transport your teen to the program. Please ask our representative about this service.
 
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Q: Do you have someone I can talk to who has a child in one of your schools?
 
A: Yes, parent references as well as student references are available.
 
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Q: What kind of teens attend these schools?
 
A: Our programs have experience handling issues such as: low self-esteem, depression, lying, manipulating, physical outbursts, Bipolar Disorder, ADD, ADHD, ODD, Borderline Personality Disorders, Narcissism, alcohol and drug experimentation, substance abuse,truancy, declining grades in school, disrespect, refusing to follow rules, defiance, running away, aggression, anger, stress, poor peer relationships, co-dependency, etc.
 
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Q: Do any of your programs treat drug and alcohol abuse?
 
A: Yes.
 
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Q: What roles does a parent play with your programs?
 
A: Each program varies due to the needs of your teen. Talk to our representative for more specifics.
 
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Q: How do I communicate with my teen?
 
A: Communication varies from program to program. It can be weekly to monthly, and written and/or verbal.
 
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Q: Does the program include training for dealing with stress and the emotional aspects of dieting?
 
A: Strategies to deal with on-going weight issues are incorporated in the program. Creating a physical activity routine, diet and support system are important in establishing a successful weight loss program.
 
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Q: What attention is paid to keeping the weight off and maintaining weight loss?
 
A: Making long term changes is essential for success in a weight loss/maintenance program. Life skills such as recognizing why am I eating, an exercise routine and eating plan are taught.
 
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Q: Is the program flexible and suitable for permanent weight loss? Do the client and the health professional's work together to set weight loss goals?
 
A: Many areas are considered when creating a weight loss/maintenance program: physical health, mobility, emotional status, dietary likes and dislikes, etc. Professionals work with the client to create an individual plan that will be successful.
 
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