s2mandrey asks:

My 15 yr old daughter is aggressive and sometimes violent towards us.

She hates rules and lashes out if we ask her to turn her music down, switch off her tv or pc when its gone midnight, trashes my house if she doesnt get her own way, wont come in when shes told, refused all hospital help etc now weve been kicked off the lists. refuses to get up and go to school weve now had a court summons. where do we stand with the courts as weve done everyting in our power to get her there.
In Topics: School and Academics, Teen issues, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
Feb 16, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

We can not give legal advice as to what to do with the court summons.  But with the information you have provided regarding your daughter’s destructive and defiant behaviors, it may be beneficial for you to place your daughter in a children’s residential treatment facility.  It sounds like your daughter needs to be in a controlled therapeutic environment, where attending school is mandatory and not an option.  

For referrals for services, you can contact your local department of health and human services or the United Way.  Many states have a chapter of the “Federation for Families for Children’s Mental Health” which support parents and provides them with referrals for out of home placements for their children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Hopefully with the right intervention, your daughter will get the help she needs and you can start to heal your relationship.

Our crisis counselors are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, to help parents who need support and guidance.  We are available by phone or via e-mail.  
Best wishes to you and to your daughter.  

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