Turning Winds Pennsylvania Connections

If your teen is struggling with behavioral and mental health issues and you feel you have tried everything but nothing is working, you are not alone. We here at Turning Winds have been helping families heal and recover since 2002 and we want to help guide you in the right direction. When in crisis it can feel overwhelming and anxiety provoking when trying to find the best teen treatment program for your child, but here are some important guidelines to help you get the best help.

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

The goal here is to help your child heal, recover, and go on to live a successful life full of promise, joy, and purpose. In order to do that, you need to make sure that the program you choose for your son or daughter encourages and fosters this goal. Let’s take a look at some key factors to help you narrow your search down.

Location, Location, Location

We strongly recommend sending your teen out-of-state; away from negative influences, temptations, and unhealthy triggers that only allow their poor choices and behavior to continue. A new environment promotes new perspectives, opportunities for new experiences, and limits the risk of a child running away. We also suggest a program that offers nature as part of their healing program. Your child should have the opportunity to explore new talents, challenge themselves intellectually and physically with activities like camping, hiking, skiing, and more. This can be a very important part of the process as we have seen our teens learn new things and build confidence and self-worth. Do not limit your search to programs only in your state or home area. If the quality of care and the quality of the program, which should be your primary focus, is better at an out-of-state program then we suggest keeping an open mind to those options; it affords your child better care and a greater chance for success by getting away from their currently unhealthy environment. Your child is struggling and they truly deserve the best chance at long-term recovery – always let this be the guiding force of your decision.

Length of Stay

Think about how hard it is for even an adult to change a bad habit or poor behavior, now add in the fact that there are hormonal changes happening, school stressors, peer pressure, social media, and other outside influences affecting a teen’s life and self-perception every single day. We recommend longer than a short 30-60 days for their treatment. We know that a month or two may seem like a long time, but in the big picture it’s just not enough. The longer the child has the opportunity to be treated the better chance they have at living a life full of happiness and health. We suggest considering a program that offers 3-12 months of care. This will provide your loved one with the chance to work through any issues that have been holding them back and to recover and build a strong foundation that will allow him/her to thrive once they leave treatment.

Insurance and Cost

The cost of a quality treatment program can seem can seem nearly impossible to afford, but we are here to help you through the insurance and cost process so that you can make the best decision for your teen; one based on quality of the program and not cost alone. Many might not know, but some insurance plans will cover some of the costs for treatment. First you must determine which type of insurance coverage you have and what benefits the plan offers. If you know you have some kind of coverage but are not sure what, that is OK because if you have found a program that you like then they should be able to help you navigate the insurance questions and give you a healthy expectation for cost and coverage. If you have not found a place that you like, please feel free to contact Turning Winds directly and we will be able to help guide you through the process. We can also provide ideas or resources for funding to cover any out-of-pocket expenses. Remember, this is your teen’s life on the line and their care should not be determined solely on your coverage or cost. This is an investment into your teen’s future and it could prove to be the best investment you’ve ever made if you do it right from the start.

Can Turning Winds Help?

Turning Winds is a mental health, behavioral health disorder, and substance abuse treatment center for struggling teens located Montana. Whether you are looking for help in the state of Pennsylvania or wanting your child to attend an out-of-state program, we can help you locate the best treatment program for your child. 

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to get help for your child, but that is why we want to make sure you are not only equipped with the facts, but also armed with the correct information so that you can make the best decision for their care.

For more information on how Turning Winds can help you, contact us now at 800-845-1380.

Turning Winds wants to make sure that you are able to get your teen the help they truly deserve, so please feel free to utilize these free resources below.

Pennsylvania Resources

United Way of Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization that offers statewide and nationwide resources and services.

211 PA is a local non-profit organization that offers resources and information within the state of PA.

SAMHSA PA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a government funded program that provides state funded treatment programs across the united states.

AA PA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a support group for alcoholism.

Al-Anon/Alateen Pennsylvania is a support group for those affected by alcoholism.

NA PA (Narcotics Anonymous) is a support group for drug addiction.

Nar-Anon Pennsylvania is a support group for those affected by drug addiction.

Pennsylvania Family Services is a state resource center for family services and infornation.

PA LGBTQ Center provides a safe space and resource information for the LGBTQ community.

Pennsylvania Department of Education  offers information and resources in the state of PA.

Heal With Turning Winds

Is your child or loved one struggling and lost? Have you tried all different means of help and support and nothing is working? Are you feeling overwhelmed and just not sure what you as a parent or guardian should do next? Contact us now and let us help guide you in the right direction that is best for your loved one and family. No family should have to face this journey alone so contact us today.

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