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SavingTeens and Summit Preparatory School Work Together to Help a Family

April 6, 2016: SavingTeens is happy to share another successful outcome in our drive to fund families with adolescents needing residential treatment. Once again, a team of philanthropic Educational Consultants and Programs, working with our volunteers at SavingTeens, has made the difference for a family in need. Everyone’s efforts are sincerely appreciated.

Marilyn Engelman, a longtime partner and board member of SavingTeens, referred the family for consideration.  The young man presented with anxiety, drug use, and additional risky behaviors, and was refusing out-patient treatment.  After the boy’s stay at a therapeutic wilderness program, the involved professionals unanimously recommended placement at a therapeutic boarding school. Following discussions with Dr. Engelman and SavingTeens, Summit Prep School offered a partial scholarship, thus making a transition to therapeutic boarding school possible.

The generous discount from Summit Prep School, along with a scholarship from SavingTeens, is providing the opportunity to access long term treatment.  Summit, an early supporter of SavingTeens, responded quickly to support this deserving young man.  The parent has praised SavingTeens for “helping save her son and helping her son understand how important it is to complete school and receive the therapeutic support he needs to be productive.”

This family marks SavingTeens’ fourteenth funded family in the last year.  We are so very thankful for our amazing and responsive partners who have made this possible, and we look forward to expanding our work in the coming year.

About SavingTeens: SavingTeens is a philanthropic organization dedicated to assisting troubled teens & their families struggling with significant emotional & behavioral challenges including anxiety, depressions, addictions & other risky behaviors. Working in close collaboration with the therapeutic community, SavingTeens provides financial & other support to families of teens in crisis.

About Summit Preparatory School: The Summit Model™ provides a nurturing relationship-based developmental approach to helping teens get unstuck and back on track. This process begins immediately upon admission to Summit Preparatory School as students become actively engaged in therapeutic and recreational activities designed to promote healthy relationships with staff as soon as they can safely participate. These relationships provide students the encouragement and non-punitive professional support they need to develop new psychosocial maturity skills; and this process is also bolstered by expert academic and clinical interventions designed to mitigate and treat emotional, psychiatric, behavioral and/or learning problems.

About Educational Directions: Educational Directions, Inc. provides a student-centered, nurturing environment to help individuals realize their full potential. With over 100 years of collective experience in a variety of school, college, and therapeutic settings, our experienced staff is ready to guide you in selecting the appropriate fit. At the heart of our work is our client: Your Student Matters!

Media Contact: Carrie Weatherhead at c.weatherhead@savingteens.org.

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