Help for Troubled Teens

There is help available.

When our kids are struggling, it can be a stressful and confusing time. If you are in a place where you don’t know what to do or where to turn for help, here are some resources to guide you. Getting the information and support you need provides hope and clarity.

I’ve researched each of these websites and have chosen the ones I believe provide the best resources, information, and intervention programs to help you make an informative decision going forward. There is more information on our Substance Abuse and Addiction Resources page.

I recommend you do further research, request and contact references, consult your doctor, and check with your local Better Business Bureau. This is just a start that I hope can help you make decisions and take the next step. MOTTS does not endorse any organizations or services and assumes no liability or responsibility for the claims made by any service providers or institutions.

National Youth Network

A go-to resource for parents looking for help with troubled teens including information on wilderness programs, outdoor therapy programs, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, weight loss and eating disorder programs, and summer camps. They also provide a list of programs by state and provide information and answers to many questions parents might have.

This site has tremendous resources and information to help families find programs, services, and schools for teens and at-risk youth: addiction treatment programs, help with eating disorders, boot camps, boarding schools, learning disabilities, faith-based programs, wilderness programs, summer programs, financial assistance, local resources, preteen programs, sexual issues, and much more.

Education Consultants

Help with finding an Educational Consultant in your state –
If you have a child with behavioral and/or emotional problems and are considering an alternative school setting, it can be helpful to talk to an independent educational consultant professional who can assist you and your child to decide if there is a school that is right for you.

The Family Compass

This is also a great site that is easy to use. They answer questions, offer recommended programs and provide tons of links and resources. They also provide alternative boarding schools by state and location. What makes this site attractive is that they provide a Toll-Free 24/7 help line to answer your questions, provide you with information, and point you in the right direction. They also provide free consultation when you give your name, e-mail, and phone number with a brief explanation of your teen’s circumstances.

Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me and let us know how we can support you. We will strive to do our best to find answers to your questions or point you in a helpful direction. If we can’t provide you with what you need, at the very least, we would love to pray for you.


Hi. I’m Sheryl.

Welcome to my heart, my story, and my love for Moms of Tweens and Teens.

My passion and mission for MOTTS was born out of my personal journey – a journey that took me from a place of being fearful to show others the real me, to a place of slowly opening my heart to being authentic; a place of shame wanting to hide my challenges and struggles to experiencing the grace and love of being known and accepted; a place of not knowing what to do, to a place of experiencing the healing, wisdom, and transformation that comes from being a part of a community of women who are willing to share their hearts and allow themselves to be seen and known.

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