|California Boarding Schools|
|The Athenian School|
Coed School located in Danville, California. Athenian is the San Francisco Bay Area's only nonsectarian school with a high school boarding program. Virtually 100% gain admission to 4-yr. universities, from all the Univ. of CA campuses, to USC, Stanford, all the Ivy League campuses, outstanding liberal arts colleges, and a wide range of others.
Located in Carpinteria, CA. Cate School is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school of 265 students. Founded in 1910, the School delivers a demanding academic program resulting in a breadth and depth of scholarly inquiry.
Located in Pebble Beach, California. Coeducational boarding and day school. Our approach to education starts with you. As a student at Stevenson, you have three main responsibilities: You are here to prepare for your college years—so work constantly to sharpen your mind, to expand your academic knowledge, and to stretch your intellectual reach.
|St. Catherine's Military Academy|
Located in Anaheim, CA. St. Catherine's Military Academy, founded in 1889, is the only day/boarding school with a military tradition for boys in grades K-8. An international school
|Santa Catalina School |
Located in Monterey, California. Santa Catalina is an independent Catholic school, dedicated to the education of young women by giving careful consideration to the individual abilities and potential of each student
|Residential Treatment Centers|
Therapeutic model with 12-step component and intense family treatment.
|Family Life Center|
Residential treatment program and private school.
Newport Academy is a gender-specific, comprehensive, residential treatment program for teens suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
The program combines key elements essential in effectively treating adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. When compared to adults, adolescents have higher rates of dual diagnosis and developmental differences. As such, adolescent treatment needs are more challenging and involve more comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approaches. Understanding the distinct needs of adolescents, Newport Academy provides a highly individualized, holistic approach to treatment in which psychological, biological, spiritual, social and educational needs are consistently addressed throughout the treatment process.
The Independence Center Residential Program provides the structure needed for those young adults making their initial transition to independent living or for those who have been in other programs but still need full support services. Daily living skills instruction is provided in individual and group settings. Participants live with roommates and learn to plan menus, shop and cook, do laundry, budget, and manage money.
California State Directory of Teen & Family Support
|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 excellent programs for troubled teenagers in California. A variety of treatment options for teens that are under stress and exhibit behavioral issues. These boarding Schools provide strong and vigorous academic curriculum and offer individual challenges to each student. These teen programs focus on group therapy, leadership skills and team work for dealing with problems like eating disorder, teen smoking, school bullying, psychological, academic and personal problems. To see a list of boarding schools in California click Here.
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|Al-Anon in California
12-step support for families and friends of alcoholics.
|Berkeley Parents Network|
A parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the Berkeley area.
|Bill Wilson Center
408-279-8228 24 Hour
Family and individual counseling, runaway and homeless youth shelter, support groups, parenting classes, transitional housing for youth (ages 16-22), health and prevention education.
|Boys To Men Mentoring Network|
Mentoring program for boys, ages 12-16.
|California Family and Domestic Violence Referral Directory
||California National Guard Youth Programs|
|Camp Max Straus
Summer camps and sports mentoring program for children, ages 7-17, in the greater Los Angeles area.
|Clean Slate, Inc.|
Gang recovery and tattoo removal program that helps to erase the visible signs of gang involvement.
California Citizens for Health Freedom
Works to protect and expand the right of citizens to have access to alternative medicine, natural treatments, natural nutritional products and to have a toxic free environment.
|California Healthy Kids|
Health education materials for free loan sent anywhere in California. Research summaries, school health laws, programs and consultant services.
|Methamphetamine Strike Force of San Diego
Composed of approximately 70 member organizations and agencies. Extensive information about meth.
|National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse|
Free information and referral regarding substance abuse, mental health and related services to API populations and opportunities to be involved in nationwide prevention, research, and advocacy efforts for Asian and Pacific Islanders.
|Cocaine Anonymous Los Angeles
|Cocaine Anonymous of Northern California|
|Community Partners for Youth
Mentoring program in Sunnyvale for at-risk 14- to 17-year-olds.
Provides creative arts mentoring to institutionalized at-risk children and youths, ages 5 to 21, who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are involved in the juvenile justice system.
|Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
Crisis lines, grief counseling, community education, stress counseling, and disaster support.
|Diogenes Youth Services (Sacramento)|
Provides a comprehensive range of free services for runaway, homeless, and other youth at risk and their families including -- shelter, counseling, support groups, workshops, 24-hour crisis intervention, information and referral hotline.
|Episcopal Community Services
619-260-8100 San Diego
Programs addressing homelessness, unemployment, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence, and children's care and education.
|The Girls Middle School|
An all-girls middle school for high-achieving, low-income students located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
|Huckleberry Youth Programs
Provides services to homeless, runaway and other at-risk youth in San Francisco and Marin counties through shelter, counseling, HIV prevention, and crisis intervention.
The nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16-24.
Comprehensive residential care for pregnant teens in Santa Ana.
Summer camps, youth retreat (ages 16-21), seasonal reunions, education programs, prevention awareness, and Life Enhancement Programs for youth impacted by HIV/AIDS. Camping programs also available in Minnesota and New York.
|Rowdy Ridge Gang Camp
Camp for mothers, age 18-40 -- and their children, ages 2-17 -- who are recovering from drug addiction and the effects of domestic violence.
|Santa Clara County Support & Information Groups|
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|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 California
Volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and adults with learning disabilities whose purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of children and adults of potentially normal intelligence who manifest learning, perceptual, and/or behavioral handicaps.
|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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