December 15, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that SavingTeens has just awarded another scholarship to a family in need. It brings the total number of families receiving support from SavingTeens so far this year to 12.
The family was referred to SavingTeens by Connie M. Wood MS, founder and owner of A Circle of Hope. Connie is a therapeutic educational consultant and an individual member of both NATSAP and IECA.
This 14 year-old presented with diagnoses of ADHD and Depression, and a history of impulsivity, irritability, and low self esteem. After being caught selling drugs at school, he was expelled. Police involvement led to the police liaison recommendation of a residential therapeutic program.
Without appropriate treatment, this young man would likely fall into escalating drug use, continuing legal issues and increased levels of depression.
A combination of SavingTeens scholarship funding, steeply discounted tuition from ElevationsRTC, family participation, and pro bono services from both Connie Wood and SUWS Carolinas (negotiated by Ms. Wood as an interim placement while we worked on a longer term residential program), truly made this a collaborative effort, consistent with our organization’s full name, “Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative.” We at SavingTeens have been inspired by the dedication of this “village,” and offer our deepest thanks to all as we continue our mission to support the appropriate interventions and treatment for young people in need.
About Elevations RTC: Elevations is one of the leading co-ed Residential Treatment Centers offering guidance, support, and relief. We help boys and girls 13-18 overcome challenges stemming from mental health problems, emotional disorders, learning disorders, substance use, and other underlying issues. From depression to anxiety to defiance to bullying, Elevations RTC is one of the more respected residential treatment centers in America. www.elevationsrtc.com
About A Circle of Hope: Connie Wood is the owner of A Circle of Hope. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology and has over fifteen years of experience specializing in working with parents of challenging children. www.acircleofhope.net
About SUWS Carolinas: At SUWS wilderness treatment program, students work through addiction, depression, developmental disorders, and behavioral issues with experienced staff members in a supportive outdoor environment free from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. www.suwscarolinas.com
About SavingTeens: SavingTeens is a philanthropic organization dedicated to assisting troubled teens and their families struggling with significant emotional and behavioral challenges including anxiety, depressions, addictions and other risky behaviors. Working in close collaboration with the therapeutic community, SavingTeens provides financial and other support to families of teens in crisis. www.savingteens.org