When the decision is made to send your teen to either a short or long term residential treatment program it will be necessary for you to plan how to get them to the program. Many of these schools are out of state or may even be out of the country.
Depending on your current relationship with your teen and what type of behavior your teen is exhibiting, you will need to decide whether it is feasible for you to transport your teen to the program or to hire a professional transport service.
Occasionally, teens will recognize they need help and ask for it. In these situations it may be possible for you to plan the enrollment in the program with your teen, help them get ready and deliver them to the program yourself.
Most often, the teen's behavior has deteriorated to a point where the teen is a run risk, is emotionally abusive or manipulative, or there is a risk that they will harm themselves or others. If the teen is at the stage where they are uncooperative with family you should consider a professional transportation service.
Ask yourself these following questions:
When a child is hurting, there is the tendency to lash out at those they know. Teens are much less likely to act out with someone they are less familiar with, particularly a person that they see as a professional. Our experience has been that as professional transport service we get much better cooperation from the airlines and law enforcement officials than if it is a parent who is having problems with the teen.
The majority of the staff at USA Guides are parents, and we know how emotionally distressing this is for you. It is truly one of the most difficult "Tough Love" decisions that parents will ever be faced with. We hope to give you the reassurance that you need, and we want you to know when you decide to place your child in our care that they will be treated with dignity, courtesy and respect, and will arrive at their destination safely.
Please look at our features and compare our program with any of our competitors before making a final choice.
Please feel free to call us anytime and ask all the questions you want. Our Intake Coordinators are well trained and are here to help you and your family in this stressful and emotional time.
"Hello, The purpose of this e-mail is to thank you for the excellent service you provided in all aspects of transporting our son to the Diamond Ranch Academy. We could not have had two better Transport agents than Primary Guide Richie Andersen and secondary Guide Devan Stapley. My plan was to be outside waiting for them at the estimated time of pick-up, 4:00 AM. I was happy to see that they were waiting for me to come out. We exchanged quiet talk in the car relative to my son and what our part should be. They helped in telling us what we could say to him and to be sure to tell him that we loved him. We had told them that our son had frequent nose bleeds when he woke up and they were prepared with a box of tissues. After the few minute talk I couldn't have been more confident that my son was in good hands and he would be as comfortable as possible during the transport. They followed through with a couple requests I wanted to take place before my son left the house. They were very quiet/calm with my son and they had him ready to leave and were on their way within ten minutes. They kept in contact with us upon arrival to the house, when they cleared through the Reno airport, and when they were leaving the Las Vegas airport, and again when they dropped my son off at Diamond Ranch Academy. Richie and Devan provided excellent service for my son and my family when we were in such emotional circumstances. Thank You, "