My granddaughter has been in counseling for the past 3 years. It appears that the major problem is the divorce of her mother and father. Her father never lived up to promises he made and my daughter was a permissive parent and lax disciplinarian. The therapists are saying that she is depressed and has anxiety issues. I went to CT the first week of December and stayed with my granddaughter a week when her mother had to go out of town. I arrived back home on Sat. night. During the night Sunday night my granddaughter smoked pot laced with PCP and cocaine. She then did jailhouse tattoos on 9 places on her body. She decided to try to remove them with a razor. My daughter took my granddaughter to the hospital and because her dad has her insurance and CT was out of network my granddaughter was placed in a drug and alcohol facility in Baltimore. What a hellhole! We have learned that in the past my granddaughter has tried to "numb out" by drinking!, smoking pot and taking Valium. She is coming up onto the last 28 days in this facility. It stresses the 12-step program and that is about all. Since Dec 14th she has had 3 counseling sessions with her advisor and one session with a psychiatrist. Her original therapist in CT suggested a "therapeutic boarding school" I believe because neither home situation is very nurturing. My husband and I have suggested that she live with us and have intensive therapy and go to a private school here in our city. This option is one I not would relish because of my work travel situation BUT we would do anything for my granddaughter.
I appreciate your help and information on these schools Family Foundation School and Bromley Brook because really do not know where else to turn. Having done an Internet search for allegations against therapeutic boarding schools has given me nightmares. Please give us some guidance?