Finding Help For Adopted Troubled Teens

Three Points Center - Teen girl depressed and in need of professional counselingThree Points Center is recognized as the first Residential Treatment Center created exclusively for the treatment of adopted adolescents and their families. Are you an adoptive parent with an adopted teen who is struggling with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or is severely acting out? Are you lost as to how to best help them, unsure of just what to do to help them see their value to themselves and their family? It is likely that you have looked into other programs, and now recognize the need for specialized treatment for your adopted son or daughter.

Three Points Center is a residential treatment program for struggling teens that is unique and highly specialized. What sets us apart from other therapeutic programs is our treatment of adopted children only. We know that children of adoption need a more "focused" care, because of the unique challenges and "disconnects" that typically come from being adopted.

Three Points Center is a program that is specialized for adopted teens, and we are here to provide unparalleled help. Give us a call at (435) 635-0636 to speak to our professional family advocates.

Three Points Center - Happy adoptive family with two adopted teenagersSigns That My Adopted Teen Needs Help

1 - Depression: Depression is often a huge issue for adopted teens. More than just intense sadness, depression is a mental health disorder that has a variety of negative effects and should be taken very seriously. Our treatment program, which provides physical care and mental health therapy, is an excellent way to get the treatment necessary to overcome depression.

2 - Poor School Performance: Troubled teens will often start to neglect their schoolwork, and continue the downward spiral in their academic performance. The sharp drop off in grades can often be a clear indicator of issues that any parent should take seriously.

3 - Angry Outbursts: A struggling teen will often express his or her anger and frustration in increasingly inappropriate and dangerous ways, sometimes resorting to physical violence. This is especially concerning, and steps must be taken to ensure the teen does not hurt themselves or others.

4 - Drug Abuse: Troubled adopted teens might find themselves pressured by their peers to engage in drug or alcohol abuse--the teen may find this relieves their anxiety, depression, and inner-pain. However, this can have serious repercussions for them and their future. Intervention is important, as a huge step to prevent addiction from occurring.

5- Trauma: Many adopted teens have experienced some trauma related to their lives before adoption, or even after. Sometimes, there are court battles and other things that quite upset a child. Even if your teen was adopted at birth, there could still be lingering effects from the separation, and even mental anxieties that have been known to occur in adopted babies, merely from the transfer of parents. It is important to get to the bottom of the issue, to see how the emotions of your teen can be properly treated. In some cases, it may be impossible for a parent to know exactly what trauma their adopted child has experienced, and even the child may not know, or how to explain it.

Three Points Center can help you and your family with the therapy and education you need. To find out more, call our family advocates at (435) 635-0636.