Troubled Teen Options

Teen Boarding Schools In California

Troubled Teen Boarding Schools are not found in every state. Every state has a unique set of laws associated with holding teens against their will. Some states will allow a youth to refuse service as young as age twelve. Many states still allow parents to make choices for their teens up until they reach the age of eighteen. There are no states that we know of that will permit parents to place an 18 year old against their will.

Troubled Teen Help for Parents

If you are looking for a troubled teen boarding school in California and there is not one listed here, please give us a call and we will assist you with the closest school to you that we have in our database.

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It is our understanding that state laws will not allow a child over the age of 14 to be placed in a facility against the teens will. This is the reason there are very few troubled teen schools in the state of California. The problem is that many teens that have behavior problems are less than willing to cooperate with any type of help. It is our belief that most teens are incapable of making adult decisions. The decisions that a teen makes will affect the rest of their lives. The human brain is not fully developed until someone reaches their early twenties. It is important that the teen be helped from themselves. This may sound harsh but if a teen becomes hooked on drugs they may have a lifelong battle fighting the addiction. If a teen makes a baby they will also have lifetime decisions to deal with.

California State Information

California is a state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and to the south the Mexican state of Baja California. California is the most populous U.S. state. Its four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco. It is known for its varied climate and geography as well as its diverse population. The area known as Alta California was colonized by the Spanish Empire beginning in the late 18th century. It and the rest of Mexico became an independent republic in 1821. In 1846 California broke away from Mexico, and after the Mexican-American War, Mexico ceded California to the United States. California became the 31st state admitted to the United States on September 9, 1850. California is the third-largest U.S. state by land area after Alaska and Texas, and preceding Montana. Its geography ranges from the Pacific coast to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, to Mojave Desert areas in the southeast and the Redwood-Douglas fir forests of the northwest. The center of the state is dominated by the Central Valley, one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world.

Useful State Numbers And Information

* For emergencies in most areas dial 911

* CFSD Child Abuse Prevention Definition and Indicators of child abuse as well as procedures to report child abuse.

* Emergency Response Hotline Numbers for County Child Protective Services

* Relocation of Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training

* Behavioral Treatment Services (501) 682-8441

* Additional contact information: By telephone: (530) 757-8643 By fax: (530) 754-5104 By email:

* For more information or a list of free publications and videos on child abuse call or write: OCAP 744 P Street, M.S. 11-82 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 651-6960 FAX (916) 651-6328

State of California Agency Public CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF P.O. Box 419064 Rancho Cordova 95741-9064

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