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Texas Boarding Schools
The Hockaday School

Located in Dallas. Provides an outstanding college preparatory education for girls in the prekindergarten through twelfth grades. Hockaday is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.
San Marcos Baptist Academy

Located 45 miles northeast of San Antonio and 30 miles south of Austin, San Marcos Baptist Academy is a coeducational college-preparatory school with a boarding and day program for boys and girls in grades 7-12.
St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Located in Austin, Texas. St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a coeducational boarding-and-day school of the Diocese of Texas, is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition, that nurtures moral growth and values the potential and dignity of every human being.
TMI -The Episcopal School of Texas

Located in San Antonia, TMI offers co-educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12, an optional Corps of Cadets, and a 5 or 7 day Residential Life program for students grades 9-12.
The Brook Hill School

Located in Bullard. Welcome to The Brook Hill School. Established in 1997, The Brook Hill School is a Christ-centered college Prep school designed to focus on education, potential, and character. This is an exciting time to be a part of this school as we are adding programs and facilities to enable us to attain our strategic goal of becoming the school-of-choice for 938 students in grades PreK-12 who desire an education in alignment with the mission of the school.
Residential Treatment Centers
Choices Adolescent Treatment Center, Inc

Coed treatment located in Marshall, TX. Focuses on adolescents which abuse substances and addresses related psychiatric disorders.
Meridell Achievement Center

Located in Liberty Hill, TX. The traditional RTC specializes in the treatment of adolescents (ages 12-17) with mental health issues that can include a psychiatric diagnosis, such as major depression, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and other related psychiatric issues. The Neurobehavioral Program is designed for children and adolescents (ages 5-17).
High Frontier, Inc.

Located in Fort Davis, TX. High Frontier utilizes a variety of cognitive learning strategies incorporated through a systematic group therapy approach known as Positive Peer Culture. High Frontier promotes wellness through challenging distorted thinking patterns while promoting opportunities for the young person to demonstrate their self-worth.
Sundown Ranch

Sundown Ranch is a treatment facility, whose primary purpose is to provide quality chemical dependency services to adolescents and young adults. The ranch, 450 acres of rolling hills, lakes and trees, provides a highly structured and individualized program, in an environment where young people can learn to live free of drugs and alcohol.

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Support Groups
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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    Many teenagers in Texas and other states are facing psychological, academic and personal problems and need effective programs for recovery to teenagers and young children. There are several Texas boarding schools which provide various types of program like summer camps and outdoor activities. The majority of parents that send their troubled child to a boarding school to provide professional and experienced counselors, teachers, trainers who all are dedicated for helping their unmotivated teens. To see a list of boarding schools in Texas click Here.

    Texas Helpful Information

    Abuse in Texas
    Report Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

    Abuse: Sexual
    Austin Sex Offenders
    Collin County Sex Offenders
    Dallas Sex Offenders
    Denton County Sex Offenders
    Lubbock Sex Offenders
    Sexual Abuse Crisis in Dallas Diocese
    Texas Sex Offender Database
    Texas Sex Offender Registration & Community Notification

    Alcohol & Teen Drinking
    Teen Drinking in Texas
    Texas Laws Concerning Underage Drinking
    Underage Drinking in Texas

    Bullying: What Parents & Teachers Should Know
    Anti-Bullying Law in Texas
    From Teasing to Torment: A Report on School Climate in Texas

    Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis in Texas
    GED in Texas

    Eating Disorders
    Eating Disorders: Tips for Family and Friends

    Family Health
    2007-2008 Texas Vaccine Exemption Information
    Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Texas
    Vaccines: Your Rights and the Law
    Your Medical Records Rights in Texas

    Healthy Eating & Good Food
    Avoid Genetically Engineered Foods
    Remove Genetically Engineered Foods from School Lunches

    Help Your Overweight Daughter
    Snapshot of the Obesity Crisis
    Texas Overweight and Obesity Statistics

    Runaways & Missing Children
    Find Rachel Cooke
    Find Missing and Exploited Children in Texas
    Three Fort Worth Girls Missing Since 1974

    Special Education
    Manual for Parents and Students about Special Education Services in Texas
    Special Ed Process Step-by-Step

    When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law
    Complaints Flood Texas Youth Hotline
    In Texas, Scandals Rock Juvenile Justice System
    Juvenile Justice in Texas
    Parent and Child's Guide to Juvenile Records
    Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Exploitation of Youth in Texas Juvenile Justice Programs and Facilities
    The Texas Juvenile Justice System

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    Hotlines, Helplines, Crisis Help

    Austin Gang Hotline
    Austin Travis County Hotline
    Child Pornography Tipline
    Child Abuse Hotline
    Collin County Crisis Line
    Crisis Hotline Houston
    Gamblers' Help Line
    National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
    1-800-787-3224 TDD
    National Hotlines and Helplines
    National Runaway Switchboard
    National Suicide Hotline
    National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
    Poison Help
    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    Special Education Hotline
    Texas Child Abuse Hotline
    Texas Children's Parent Medical Advice Line
    Texas Hepatitis Helpline
    1-866- 4-HEPABC
    Texas HIV/STD Info Line
    Texas Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
    Texas Underage Drinking Hotline
    Texas Youth Hotline
    Texas Runaway Hotline

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    State Agency Programs and Services

    Al-Anon and Alateen in Texas
    12-step support for families and friends of alcoholics.
    Children's Health Insurance Program
    Health insurance for children, 19 years and younger, whose families earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid health care, yet cannot afford to buy private insurance.
    Austin Child Guidance Center
    Individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric and psychological evaluations. outdoor experiential activities, parent education; and professional training. Visit Counseling & Therapy.
    Brazos County Rape Crisis Center
    Counseling, support groups for adults sexually abused/molested as children, sexually abused teens, anonymous and confidential support across the Internet.
    Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Affiliates
    Provides homes, education, vocational instruction and religious training to boys and girls who are in need of social development, moral guidance, and educational motivation. Includes Boys Ranch, near Amarillo, Texas; Girlstown, U.S.A., near Whiteface, Texas; and Cal Farley's Family Program, near Borger, Texas.
    Christian Homes
    325-677-2205 Abilene
    1-800-592-4725 24 Hour
    Full maternity care and adoption counseling to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Offers adoption services, operates a free maternity home, and works with girls throughout Texas and Oklahoma who do not wish to relocate to Abilene, but want the services of a Christian adoption agency.
    Covenant House Texas
    1-800-999-9999 24 Hour
    Emergency shelter, crisis intervention, transitional housing and community-based services to homeless, runaway, "throwaway," and at-risk youth under the age of 21.
    Domestic Violence Service Directory in Texas
    Sex Offender Treatment Providers Grandparents Support in Texas
    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. Visit Dropouts.
    Promise House, Inc.
    Youth residential care, prevention/ intervention and treatment services, and community advocacy in Dallas.
    Seaborne ChalleNGe Corps
    Voluntary 17-1/2 month residential program offering education, job training, and life skills for young adults, ages 16-18, who are drug free, non-adjudicated, and failing to meet educational potential. This is a program of the Texas National Guard and Texas A&M University at Galveston.
    Serenity High
    Safe haven for high school students returning from substance abuse treatment centers who are committed to achieving a high school diploma in a supportive, sober environment. Located in McKinney.
    Elizabeth Home
    972-709-3470 Duncanville
    Christian maternity home that provides a warm and loving environment, free of charge, to young women facing a crisis pregnancy.
    YWCA of Greater Austin
    Serves women and girls of Greater Austin and Travis County with mental health counseling, substance abuse services, wellness programs, and recreational and cultural activities.
    Texas Baptist Children's Home
    Residential programs for children and single-mother families, as well as community-based outreach and prevention programs.
    Speak Up Texas
    Free individual at-home training for Texas with speech-related disabilities and in-office training support for professionals.
    Texas Rape Crisis Centers Victim Support Resources in Houston
    Texas Programs for Batterers Austin Area Guide to Information and Support Services
    Partners Resource Network
    Provides services across the state of Texas to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with all types of disabilities.
    Prevent Child Abuse Texas
    Works to prevent child abuse and neglect in all its forms throughout Texas.
    PROVE - Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education
    Provides information on vaccines, and the immunization policies and practices that affect the children and adults of Texas.
    The Texas Association for the Protection of Children advocates for the prevention of child abuse, the well-being and safety of young people, and the healing of survivors.
    Texans for Safe Education
    Citizens' group whose purpose is to defend the safety of children by educating the public on society's dangerous current decision to give psychiatric drugs to an estimated 1,000,000 of the school-age children in Texas. Read Letter to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) regarding their opposition to the Child Medication Safety Act.
    Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
    Ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention, and advocacy.
    Texas Center for the Missing
    Missing children's organization that provides child ID kits, parent education programs, search assistance, and supportive services.
    Texas Council on Family Violence
    1-800-799-7233 24-Hour
    Works to end family violence through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men.

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    Counseling and Mental Health Services

    The Elisa Project214-369-5222
    Promotes healthy living and awareness of the signs of eating disorders through educational programs and resources.
    Mental Health Association of Texas
    Broad-based citizens' organization to promote mental health, prevent mental health illness through research and education, and improve care and treatment for persons with mental illness. Go to their Parenting Information site. Visit Bipolar Disorder.

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    Tutoring and Learning Help

    Advocacy, Inc.
    512-454-4816 Austin
    Advocates for, protects, and advances the legal, human, and service rights of people with disabilities.
    Association for Neurologically Impaired Children (AFNIC)
    Advocates for children with neurological disabilities (e.g., Tourette Syndrome), provides support to families.
    Attention Deficit Disorders Association--Southern Region (ADDA-SR)
    Resource, support, and advocacy network for those effected by ADD and ADHD.
    Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
    Parent/professional organization that promotes the education and general welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.

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    Defiant Child Behavior problems

    Behavior Charts

    Defiant Child Behavior problems

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