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Arizona Boarding Schools
Oak Creek Ranch School

CO-ED BOARDING SCHOOL FOR UNDERMOTIVATED TEENS. For 36 years we've been helping undermotivated teens, academic underachievers and students with ADD ADHD reach their full potential. Located in West Sedona, AZ.
St. Paul's Preparatory Academy

Located in Phoenix, AZ. We believe in rigorous education that challenges young men to strive for the best they can achieve.
The Fenster School of Southern Arizona

Located in Tuscon, AZ. Using our structured academic and behavioral systems, our goal is to see our students earn all the core credits necessary to gain acceptance to virtually all of our nation's colleges.
Residential Treatment Centers
Copper Canyon Academy
Copper Canyon Academy

The staff at Copper Canyon Academy is comprised of seasoned and well trained professionals experienced at working with adolescents. Copper Canyon Academy boarding schools for girls assists families and gives them the reassurance that there is a wonderful future ahead for their child and family.
Mingus Mountain Estate Residential Center
Mingus Mountain Estate Residential Center

A diagnostic treatment and education center for girls.
Remuda LIFE Program
Remuda LIFE Program

Since 1990, Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders has treated nearly 9,000 of those suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Patients come to Remuda Ranch for 45-60 days because that’s what it takes for effective and lasting change to occur. All treatment is based on a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework. This means we don’t just treat a disorder, we treat the entire person: mind, body and spirit.

VisionQuest’s Arizona programs accept young people ages 12-18 who typically are placed by Juvenile Court, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), or another child-serving agency. Parent-paid placements are also accepted, though the cost is often a prohibitive factor for families.
Parc Place
Parc Place

Offers a variety of treatment programs for adolescents who are experiencing problems. Specialized Services - Deaf - Juvenile Sex Offender (JSO) Services for the Mentally Retarded/Developmentally Disabled (MR/DD) - Emergency shelters - Autism program for young children

Behavior Contracts

Arizona State Directory of Teen & Family Support

Arizona Information

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Tutoring and Learning Help

Boarding Schools

Residential Treatment Centers, Wilderness Camps and Boot Camps

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Hotlines, Helplines, Crisis Help

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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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    There are 3 acredited boarding schools in Arizona that we suggest for troubled teens. St. Paul's Preparatory Academy is a Christian based school located in Phoenix and is a school for young men. Fenster and Oak Creek Ranch are both coed schools for teens with academic and behavior problems. These Schools focus on the development of character and improved behavior of teenagers that may not get the attention they need in a conventional school setting. These boarding schools offer challenged to each student with a wide variety of problems and provide professional and experienced counselors, teachers, trainers who all are dedicated for helping unmotivated teens. Click Here to find out!

    Arizona Information

    Sexual Abuse
    Arizona Laws on Sex Offenses
    Arizona Sex Offender Registration & Community Notification
    Arizona's Sex Offender InfoCenter
    Glendale Sex Offenders
    Lake Havasu City Sex Offenders
    Pima County Sex Offenders
    Tucson Priests Accused of Child Sex Abuse
    Yuma County Sex Offenders

    Teen Dating Violence
    What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence

    Arizona Youth Law
    Curfew Laws in Arizona
    Emancipation in Arizona
    Facts on Arizona's Children

    Alcohol & Teen Drinking
    A Message to Parents & Teens: Your Child, The Law, Your Education / Prevention Strategy
    Underage Drinking in Arizona

    Bullying: What Parents and Teachers Should Know
    Arizona Anti-Bullying Law

    Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse
    Arizona Meth Project
    Arizona's Drug Situation
    Heroin killed Arizona teen athlete
    A Mother Loses Her Son to Prescription Drug Abuse
    Substance Abuse in Arizona
    Welcome to Meth Country

    Family Health
    Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Arizona
    How to Make Your Health Insurance Work for You
    Your Medical Record Rights in Arizona

    Gangs: Awareness, Prevention, Intervention
    Assessing Juvenile Gang Activity

    Runaways and Missing Children
    Find Ira Jack ("BJ") Josytewa
    Find Travis Weston Riddle
    Missing Children in Arizona
    Stories of Homeless Youth in Arizona

    Special Education
    Self-Advocacy Guides
    The Center offers several self-advocacy guides and presentations covering different disability-related legal issues free of charge.

    When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law
    Juvenile Justice in Arizona

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    Hotlines, Helplines, Crisis Help

    Arizona AIDS Helpline
    Arizona Child Abuse Hotline
    Arizona Parent Assistance Hotline
    602-542-9580 Phoenix
    Arizona Pregnancy Riskline
    Child Pornography Tipline
    Child Abuse Hotline
    First Call for Help in Central and Northern Arizona
    1-602-263-8856 From anywhere
    1-800-352-3792 Within the 520 area code
    Information and Referral of Tucson
    1-800-362-3474 Outside the Tucson calling area
    Legal Counseling for Abuse Victims
    National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
    1-800-787-3224 TDD
    National Runaway Switchboard
    National Suicide Hotline
    National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
    Phoenix Crisis Hotline
    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    School Safety Hotline
    Teen Victims of Crime Helpline

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    State Agencies and Services

    Arizona Baptist Children's Services
    928-526-4477 Flagstaff
    623-349-2227 Glendale
    928-854-8963 Lake Havasu
    928-445-8265 Prescott
    928-536-4760 Snowflake
    520-795-7541 Tucson
    928-726-5568 Yuma
    Arizona Baptist Children's Services is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting troubled children and families.
    Youth Haven Ranches
    Youth Haven is a year-round, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to meeting the emotional and physical needs of today's disadvantaged children.
    Arizona Mentoring Programs
    Arizona Project Challenge
    Child and Family Resources, Inc.
    To improve the well-being of Arizona's children and families through programs that strengthen child care, youth and families.
    Christian Family Care Agency
    602-234-1935 Phoenix
    520-296-8255 Tucson
    Community Information and Referral
    EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center
    480-784-1500 24 Hour
    Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
    HomeBase Youth Services
    Information and Referral Services
    Job Corps
    Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job
    New Song Center for Grieving Children
    Phoenix Youth Firesetters Program
    Services for Attachment Focused Families and S.A.F.F.E. Environments
    S.A.F.F.E. is a talented and knowledgeable team helping parents and professionals who are dedicated to healing children primarily with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
    Southern Arizona's Center Against Sexual Assault
    520-327-7273 24 Hour
    A website to serve as a resource for survivors of sexual violence and their families.
    Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development (Phoenix) Arizona Crisis Centers and Domestic Violence Shelters
    Youth On Their Own
    YouthBuild Phoenix

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    Counseling and Mental Health Services

    Arizona Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    Counseling and Therapy
    Referrals to mental health professionals in your area.
    The Crisis Center
    205-323-7777 24 Hour
    Telephone counseling, suicide intervention, immediate and aftercare services for victims of sexual assault, and referrals for helping agencies in central arizona.
    Family Services Center
    256- 551-1610
    Individual, family, and group counseling on a sliding fee scale. Also offers teen substance abuse program (ages 12-19), parenting classes, anger management and conflict resolution programs.
    Family Sunshine Center
    24 Hour
    Individual and group counseling, and advocacy services to family violence victims to aid in their recovery, stabilize their lives, and prevent future abuse.
    Mental Health Center of Arizona
    The Mental Health Center of Arizona is a public, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that provides treatment, education and assistance to people affected by mental health problems.

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    Tutoring and Learning Help

    Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
    480 941-0308
    The Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the specific learning disability, dyslexia.
    Learning Disabilities Association of Arizona
    dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families.
    Parent Information Network
    Support for Families Throughout the Special Education Process.

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