Student Profile

At Youth Care, we specialize in working with adolescents who are struggling with a wide range of emotional or behavioral problems. While we treat a variety of different issues, we do not utilize any government funding sources, meaning that those adolescents who attend Youth Care are students who are neither court adjudicated or have families who are no longer involved in their care. We also do not treat adolescents who show aggressive behaviors that put others at risk, sexual perpetrator behaviors or active eating disorders. Parents of students place them directly into the program with assistance from clinical professionals, educational consultants, insurance companies or school districts.

Many of our students often come to us a result of experiencing one or more of the following issues:

  • School failure
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Isolation/Attachment Issues/Running Away
  • Mood swings/Impulsive Behaviors
  • Sexual acting out
  • Non-compliant behaviors
  • Self-destructive behaviors/self-injurious behaviors
  • Irritability
  • Family Problems
  • Body Image Issues
  • Poor Learning Skills/Attention Problems
  • Poor Self-Esteem
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Anxiety

In addition, many of the official diagnoses that we treat include:

  • Depression
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Thought Disorders
  • Substance Abuse and Dependency
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder