When Your Struggling Teen Is Almost an Adult-Interview With Mont Criddle

Mont Criddle 435-755-8400 www.TelosU.com

When your child is almost an adult (like age 17), there are two important transitions going on explained Mont Criddle to Lon on March 8, 2019. The first is a transition of transitioning from a legal juvenile to being a legal adult at the age of 18. The second is the requirement by law that minors and adults cannot be housed together in a residential school or program. This creates a problem in that most residential programs for teens cannot house legal adults even if they are only a few days past their 18th birthday and even if the program is perfect for that child. The result is a shortage of residential schools or programs for older juveniles. Criddle is the Executive Director of Senior House of Telos U in Utah and explains the reasons Senior House was established as a separate program on the Telos U campus. And also, he explains some of the experiences provided by Senior House these older juveniles need to heal from their emotional/behavioral problems.

Contact: Mont Criddle 801-877-5300 www.TelosU.com

Lon Woodbury 208-267-7717 lonwoodbury@gmail.com

This is one of a series of short interviews about developments in the network of private, parent-choice schools and programs helping struggling teens and young adults. The guests are innovative leaders in this network.

Listen to Mont and Lon discuss the issues needed to be addressed when working with older juveniles

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