If you are considering treatment or intervention for your child, you might find yourself considering a program for your child. This page contains a list of red flags for parents to use when considering residential placement or wilderness programs. If a program incorporates or encourages any of the following red flags, we recommend not sending your child to this program. Many of the practices used by the so-called “troubled teen industry” are unethical, dangerous, and a violation of human rights. If you are considering treatment for your child, please feel free to review our “Safe Treatment” page.