It has been almost 10 years since I made the horrible mistake of choosing Carolina Springs Academy for my daughter who was struggling. Good kid making some not so good choices? I felt she needed some sort of program to help her through her struggles - and sadly what we received was anything but help.
In the past 9+ years - I have successfully defeated WWASPS/Carolina Springs Academy through a jury trial as well as continuing to be a voice for parents that are at their wit's end. I also won the landmark case ($11.3M Jury Verdict for Damages) for Internet Defamation and Invasion of Privacy done to my by a former WWASPS parent that defamed me online. Read more about that in my upcoming book.
If you are considering a Teen Help Program - take your time, do your homework - learn from my mistakes and gain from my knowledge.
Read Wit's End and hear my daughter's firsthand experiences. This is my first book published by Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) - the home of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Don't be a parent in denial - don't be afraid to give your teen a second chance at a bright future - there are many good programs, just take your time and do your research. Learn more at http://www.helpyourteens.com/.