Troubled teen placement and educational consultants helping parents find residential treatment centers, schools for troubled teens and boarding schools

A No Cost Assistance that Guides Parents to
the Right School or Program for Their Child

We'll Help Parents Find the Best Alternative School Options

We Charge Nothing!

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There is no consultant fee or retainer fee for our service, SO PLEASE CALL US OR INQUIRE ONLINE! We're an independent assistance service that is reimbursed by the programs we recommend. Our goal is to help you find the absolute best fit for your situation. We have visited hundreds of therapeutic and residential boarding schools, wilderness camps, substance abuse programs, as well as dozens of military schools in America. So, call us first!

Troubled Child?

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We can help you find the right therapeutic program for your child, even if he or she has been expelled or is acting up in a traditional school setting. Children who are involved in substance abuse or who are demonstrating self-destructive or life-threatening behaviors generally do not stop without help. When you recognize it is time to get help, we're here to help point you to the right direction for a short- or long-term program or school. Contact us.

What We Do for You

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We will walk you through the steps and provide you with necessary information to help you decide exactly what type of program or school will meet your child's physical, emotional and academic needs. We will spend time with you to help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various programs, the associated costs, and the level of care at each facility or school. Then it is up to you to decide.
Programs that coincide with Best Choice Standards of Excellence proudly display our seal:

Some of the Many Reasons When Teens Outside Need Help:

  • Defiance/Rebellion
  • Suddenly Falling Grades
  • Substance Abuse/Alcohol
  • Legal/Authority Troubles
  • Self-Destructive Actions
  • Expelled from School
  • Physical Self-Harm
  • Eating/Sleep Disorders
  • Depression/Anxiety

Meet Your Guides

Scott SmithScott Smith — Manager and Placement Specialist
After working within a leading residential program for nearly a decade as Admissions Director, Scott Smith is uniquely qualified to help parents understand and deal with a variety of placement and financing challenges. He has helped place students in appropriate programs across America and in Mexico. Scott is excited and honored to be able to work with parents to find the right program the first time, and within the family’s budget.
tara-akersTara Akers— Placement Specialist
Tara Akers has over a decade of experience helping fill schools and programs for struggling adolescents. She most recently worked as the Admissions Director of a large midwestern boarding school. Before that she was employed by a firm that provided consulting and marketing services for various schools throughout the nation. She enjoys helping parents find the right program for their troubled teen.

robin-goodeRobin Goode — Placement Specialist

Robin has for a decade been helping parents find the right programs and schools. After personally experiencing the confusion and pain of her own son getting in trouble as a teenager, Robin has been drawn to helping families find the appropriate school or program to help their teenager. Her personal mission is to never give up on a family; assuring that they find an affordable appropriate program or school for their child.

jackieJacquiline “Jackie” Rarrick — Placement Assistant

Jackie Rarrick taught, tutored and counseled teens at a girls boarding school then was the secretary and receptionist for a boys boarding school. She is also a photographer. She enjoys talking to parents and guardians on the phone to set up appointments with our Placement Specialists.

We research and connect families with at-risk teens to the therapeutic programs that best fit their needs and budget, without charge to the family.




NON-REFERRAL: Any advice by Best Choice Network LLC (”BCN") representatives is not intended to be used as a professional referral or expert recommendation of a medical, behavioral health, or educational professional. BCN is not licensed to provide medical, psychological or educational advice. You should consider seeking advice from a licensed professional before making any decision in relation to the placement of a child in a residential program. BCN is a Missouri-based corporation that assists in the marketing of residential programs and holds a marketing agreement with the entities it recommends, from which it also receives compensation instead of charging individuals for its services. BCN is indemnified by each entity and is not responsible for, nor has any control over, the actions of the entities with which BCN is a contracted agent.

Best Choice Network is committed to providing information that is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive, but it relies on the claims and information provided by the programs it mentions. Best Choice Network LLC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information we relay from the respective programs, and no liability resulting from errors or omissions or changes that have taken place at any institution that we may display or mention. Best Choice Network is a 3rd party information provider. Inclusion of an institution on the Best Choice Network website or via any other electronic means of phone call does not constitute implicit endorsement or guarantees of the respective institution's products or services. Those who accept or rely on our information must understand that no program or institution is effective in helping 100% of the students it enrolls. Most of the institutions in this industry and many who are listed on our website or who are mentioned in our electronic communications or phone communications are not regulated by the federal government, and some may not be subject to state licensing or monitoring as mental health or educational facilities. Best Choice Network and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) caution that before you enroll a youngster in a private residential treatment program or any institution or service that we mention, be sure to check it out yourself: ask questions; ask for proof or support for claims about staff credentials, program licensing or accreditation, and endorsements; do a site visit; and get all policies and promises in writing.

Should you need help finding learning disability schools, affordable boarding schools, reform schools, please let us know.