Teens With Problems

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Does My Teen Need Help?

A Questionnaire for You to Take

Read the list of 30 questions below and use the mouse to put a check by every question that applies to your child. After completing this questionnaire, click Add My Score. Then refer to the scoring guide below to see which options are most suitable for your child, based upon the total number of questions that you checked as positive.

We apologize to Netscape users as the Add My Score button does not show up on the page. If you are a Netscape user, please manually count the checks to determine your total score after you complete the test, and then consult the scoring guide below to determine your options.


  1.   Does your teen struggle with basic family rules and expectations?

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  3.   Has your teen ever been suspended, expelled, truant or had a drop in school grades?

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  5.   Has your teen ever been verbally abusive?

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  7.   In your opinion, does your teen associate with a bad peer group?

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  9.   Has your teen lost interest in former productive activities, such as hobbies and sports?

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  11.   Do you have difficulty getting your teen to do simple household chores or homework without a major fight?

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  13.   Has your teen had problems with the law?

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  15.   Do you find yourself picking your words carefully when speaking to your teen so as not to elicit a verbal attack or rage from them?

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  17.   Are you worried that your teen may not finish high school?

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  19.   Does your teen, at times, seem depressed and/or withdrawn?

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  21.   Is your teen's appearance or personal hygiene outside your family standards?

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  23.   Has your teen ever displayed violent behavior?

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  25.   Is your teen manipulative or deceitful?

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  27.   Does your teen seem to lack motivation?

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  29.   Do you suspect that your teen is telling lies or has been dishonest with you?

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  31.   Are you concerned that your teen may be sexually promiscuous?

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  33.   Have you seen any evidence of suicidal thoughts, such as statements that your teen wanted to be dead, etc?

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  35.   Do you suspect that you have had money or other valuables missing from your home?

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  37.   Are you concerned that your teen's behavior is a threat to his safety and well-being?

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  39.   Does your teen seem to lack self-esteem and self-worth?

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  41.   Do you have a lack of trust with your teen?

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  43.   Is your teen angry or displaying temper outbursts?

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  45.   Does your teen have problems with authority?

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  47.   Does your teen engage in activities you don't approve of?

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  49.   Do you think your teen is using or experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol?

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  51.   Are you concerned about your teen's well-being and future?

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  53.   Does your teen seem to be in constant opposition to your family values?

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  55.   No matter what rules and consquences are established, does your teen defy them?

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  57.   Are you exhausted and worn out from your teen's defiant or destructive behaviors and choices?

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  59.   When dealing with your teen, do you often feel that you are powerless?

Your Total Score is:
 
Based on the number of your checked responses
our recommendations would be as follows:
18+ Checks 
HIGH RISK!
GET HELP!
A Residential Center, Treatment Program, or Specialty School is
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
The WWASP Treatment Programs offer excellent residential treatment options in facilities throughout the
United States, Mexico and Jamaica.
9-17 Checks 
BORDERLINE RISK
The problems may be resolved
by tightening up the
Family Rules and Structure.
However, a Residential Treatment Center or Specialty School may need to be considered if things don't improve or if the situation worsens.
Up to 8 Checks 
MODERATE RISK
Tighten up family rules and be consistent with your monitoring. Most important - 
FOLLOW THROUGH.
When you say something will happen, your teen must see it happen!

This 30-question test can serve as a point of reference in understanding the severity of the problems your teen is facing. Sometimes these problems are so severe that they can only be properly addressed by getting professional help in a controlled environment, such as a Residential Center, Treatment Program or Specialty School. Other times, problems can be resolved right in the home setting by creating more structure. Parents who provide structured limit-setting and tightening up of basic family rules can sometimes get a teen who is experiencing moderate difficulties back on track.
 
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