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.
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.