Boston, September 30, 2011—SavingTeens.org awarded two additional aftercare scholarships for families of struggling teens. These most recent scholarships highlight Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative continuing to provide assistance to families struggling with abuse and other emotional issues. Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) was founded in 2004 to help families of troubled teens struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues gain access to services they could not otherwise afford.
Both scholarship recipients qualified on the basis of financial need, successful completion of a residential program, and an appropriate aftercare plan as they return home.
The first is a 17 year old who completed a seven week therapeutic wilderness program in North Carolina. The teenager showed improvement in their parent/child relationship and controlling disruptive behavior. The aftercare plan includes family involvement and ongoing counseling.
The second is a 14 year old who completed a seven month residential therapeutic and academic program in Florida. Greater respect for family and school, coupled with greater acceptance of individual responsibility were cited at the completion of the stay. The aftercare program includes counseling to reinforce that progress and assist with the transition back into the public school setting.
“Saving Teens is proud to continue our tradition of funding families in need. Without such funding of aftercare, many families who have exhausted their financial resources will have less opportunity to ensure any long term gains as their teenager returns home”, said John Reuben, President and Founder of Saving Teens.
Saving Teens works with health organizations, educational consultants, wilderness programs, boarding schools, rehabilitation centers and educational lawyers to fund and support families who need therapeutic intervention for their struggling teens. Most of Saving Teens’ funds come from families who have sought help through professionals or attended programs, have achieved excellent results, and are then looking for a way to help other families access these opportunities as well. Many professionals and programs will subsequently provide partial scholarships for the family.