Placing a child in a treatment program outside the home can be an expensive alternative. Fortunately, financial aid options exist to help families obtain the treatment the teenager needs.

They include (but are not limited to):

  • School district Individualized Educational Program (IEP), a process that involves collaboration between parents, teachers, psychologists, and the student. Parents need to immediately ask their school or school district.

  • Health insurance plans, mainly for residential placements. My services are covered under some insurance plans; I would be happy to talk about this with you.

  • School loans structured a lot like college loans (like Sallie Mae) with deferred interest and relatively small monthly payments.

  • Scholarships offered through the school or treatment program.

  • School or program fees based on a sliding scale.

  • Family savings set aside for college that are better used now.

  • Pooling resources among multiple family members (for example grandparents, other relatives, etc…).

  • Discounts offered from the school or program.

Integrated Teen Services helps families brainstorm possible financial options.




Solutions and Support for At-Risk Teens and Their Families
David R. Heckenlively, MS, MFT
CEO and Therapeutic Consultant