SafePassage - Are You Interested in Saving a Life?

SafePassage – Are You Interested in Saving a Life?

His father travels and I work full time; he failed his drug test  and I found all kinds of drug paraphernalia in his room and when I asked him about what I found he told me to mind my own business. His father got him a bed at Peachford but...
SafePassage Adolescent Services

SafePassage Adolescent Services

Is your teenager heading down a dangerous path? You don’t have to follow them alone – we are here to help. As a matter of fact, we help dozens of families every year locate and transport at-risk youth. Managing a troubled teen can be an overwhelming struggle but a struggle...
SafePassage: Parents Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

SafePassage: Parents Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

Where do I send my teenager? I know my teen needs help but they are already over 17, it’s probably too late; shouldn’t I just wait until they are legal and send them packing? These are just some of the questions that goes through a parent’s mind when they are...
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SafePassage: Saddles and Smiles

As the busy summer draws to a close and I look back over my memorable moments it is with delight that I remember my visit to the Valley. It was a hot July Monday in Georgia when I felt the call to go to the Valley; and by sunset on Tuesday I was seated with...

SafePassage: Your Summer and Smart Phones

So, how’s your summer shaping up? Are you ready for another summer of your teen video gaming and sexting until four in the morning? And what about the exhibition of inappropriate outbursts, anti-social behavior, and physical aggression when you ask him to cut the grass, unload the dishwasher, or feed the dog? Really?! You didn’t...

SafePassage: Teen Talk

Listen up! Are you spending more time arguing with your teens than you would like? Argumentative teens are healthy teens says Andrea Peterson Wall Street Journal contributor. According to Peterson the most argumentative years for teens are between ages 10 to 13. Really? If looking back is 20/20 then it has to be said that...

SafePassage: NATSAP TUCSON

More than 800 of my close friends and colleagues joined me as the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs held their annual conference in Tucson Arizona last week at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Even though the weather was unseasonably cold and by Friday morning snow restricted travel to the mountains, the...

SafePassage: Parents Think Twice

Time after time colleagues ask the same question: Should parents transport their at-risk adolescent to treatment? No, most of the time no is the correct answer to this question but perhaps not for the reasons you think. Most of you are probably thinking that it is important for parents to accompany their troubled teens because...

SafePassage: Luci Hunter Joins Team

SafePassage: Bending the Rules

As I sat down to read the Wall Street Journal yesterday and the article “The Joy of Bending Rules” caught my attention. Letting children have pre-dinner ice cream and more screen time are two of the topics discussed. Anne Marie Chaker said basically, parents should institute rule-flexibility on occasion as children relish departure from their...

SafePassage: Art Therapy

In a recent presentation I listened to local motivational speaker  Judi Collins and author of Devotions Moose Manor A Tale of Forgiveness spoke recently about having “clay days” when her children were growing up. Collins shared her experiences of having the lump of clay in the middle of the table and each one sitting around...

SafePassage: Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us at SafePassage Adolescent Services ® we take this moment and extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of the families we serve. We give thanks especially today for the trust you extend to our Agents; for our staff who answer the phones and handle logistics; and for the coaches that continue to...

SafePassage: Compass Rose Academy, Cloud and Townsend

Compass Rose Academy is all about helping families raise great kids. In additions to providing treatment for at-risk teenage girls, CRA Staff cares about seeing families succeed.  Troubled teenage girls receive help at CRA; and families find healing. When it comes to parenting and helping families become successful CRA suggests reading “Raising Great Kids” by...

SafePassage: Congratulations Amy Moor, Elk River Treatment Program

Congratulations are extended to Amy Moor, LPC, at The Pinnacle Schools Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) for being selected for her 4th year in a row to present at the Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference in Montgomery. More than 1200 of Amy’s closest industry colleagues at the conference will hear her introduce new coping-mechanisms and...

SafePassage: Parenting 101

The holidays are fast approaching and I need to ask you: what kind of parent will you be this year? Are you going to buy your daughter the newest most wonderful iPhone 6 in space gray to match her eyes because the screen on her present phone is cracked? Or… Will you look through your...