New Perspectives - Feb,
1996 Issue #38
Phil Ludwig, Ex. Dir.
The purpose of Teen Rescue "is to bring healing to parents and their
children through firm but loving intervention, education, and training." They claim to have assisted "nearly 4000 families since 1989
by locating missing and runaway children, providing special parent education, family intervention, and finding the right kind of help
for families with teenagers in crisis."
It includes the Julian Youth Academy, a "private Christian school
that provides full-time supervision and instruction within defined high moral standards. We provide a professional and approved educational
program, customized curriculum, coaching, intervention, parent training support groups and a high staff to student ratio. The staff
encourages students in areas such as self-esteem, responsibility, motivation, self-reliance, accountability, and good decision making
skills. We provide a Christian family environment that is loving yet firm, working with the child and parents to restore the family
through mutual respect and understanding."
Their mission is to provide help by: Locating educational programs and resources
for the child and family that are within the financial means of the family; Locating and evaluating missing or runaway children; Safely
transporting, placing and/or relocating a child into a caring but structured setting; Intervening between the child and family to
restore unity and direction; Educating the child's parents through an individualized or group Parent Training Course; and Acting as
a liaison between parents, children, other family members, law enforcement agencies, Child Protective Services and school authorities.
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