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While our primary focus is assisting teenagers, we also extend our services to young adults. Whether it’s mental health challenges or learning disabilities, we’re here to provide:

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Adolescent Interventions And Transports

Guiding and supporting families in transitioning their loved ones into treatment facilities.

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Young adult interventions and companion services

Offering support and companionship during the intervention process and beyond.

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Youth Crisis in Boston, Massachusetts: An Urgent Call to Action

 

In recent years, Boston, Massachusetts, has seen a disturbing rise in youth crises affecting families across the city. Issues such as mental health struggles, substance abuse, and runaway incidents are on the rise, creating an urgent need for effective interventions and support systems.

Assisted Interventions in delves into the scope of the crisis, backed by statistics and research, and highlights practical solutions for parents and guardians. Additionally, we spotlight the crucial role that organizations like Assisted Interventions, Inc. have played since 2015 in guiding families through these challenging times.

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The Scope of the Crisis:

The youth crisis in Boston is multifaceted, involving a range of issues from mental health disorders to substance abuse and family conflicts. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, there has been a significant increase in the number of adolescents seeking emergency care for mental health issues. In 2023, over 3,500 teenagers were admitted to emergency departments for psychiatric reasons, a 25% increase from 2019.

Substance abuse is another critical concern. The Massachusetts Youth Health Survey reports that nearly 20% of high school students in Boston have tried illicit drugs, with 12% reporting regular use.

Runaway incidents are alarmingly common as well. Data from the National Runaway Safe line indicates that approximately 1,200 youth in Massachusetts were reported as runaways in 2023, with a significant proportion originating from Boston.

Practical Solutions for Parents:

For parents facing the daunting task of supporting a troubled teen, several practical steps can make a significant difference:

  1. Early Intervention: Recognize the signs of distress early. Symptoms like changes in behavior, withdrawal, or sudden academic decline should prompt immediate action.
  2. Professional Help: Engage with professionals who specialize in adolescent mental health and substance abuse. Therapists, counselors, and interventionists can provide crucial guidance and support.
  3. Open Communication: Maintain open and non-judgmental communication with your teen. Let them know they are not alone, and that help is available.
  4. Utilize Resources: To stay informed and connected, use community resources, such as support groups and educational programs.
  5. Safety Planning: Develop a safety plan for teens at risk of running away. Ensure they know they can reach out to trusted adults in crisis.
Practical Solutions for Parents:

Evidence-Based Research and Statistics

Mental Health: A study by Boston Children’s Hospital found that 1 in 5 teenagers in the city has a diagnosable mental health condition. Anxiety and depression are the most common, with 15% of teens reporting depressive symptoms severe enough to impact their daily functioning.

Substance Abuse: Research from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health highlights that teens who experience trauma are twice as likely to develop substance use disorders. Moreover, Boston Public Schools have reported a 10% increase in substance-related suspensions over the past three years.

Runaway Youth: According to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, family conflict, abuse, and neglect are the primary reasons cited by runaway youth. A 2022 survey revealed that 60% of runaway youth had experienced some form of abuse at home.

The Role of Assisted Interventions, Inc.

Since 2015, Assisted Interventions, Inc. has been a lifeline for families navigating the complexities of youth crises. Their team of specialists and interventionists provides tailored support, helping families identify appropriate treatment options and offering ongoing assistance throughout the recovery process.

“We understand that every family’s situation is unique, and our goal is to offer personalized, compassionate support that addresses the specific needs of each teen,” says John Doe, a lead interventionist at Assisted Interventions, Inc. “Our approach combines evidence-based practices with a deep commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of young people and their families.”

Why Choose Assisted Interventions Inc.:

Guiding Teens & Young Adults to Brighter Tomorrows:

 

  • Specializing in Intervention Strategies for Teens & Young Adults
  • Dedicated Team for Adolescent Mental Health and Sobriety
  • Tailored Support for Each Individual’s Journey.
  • Providing Ongoing Care Throughout the Intervention Process

 

Testimonials

Joe and his team made what was for me the most anxiety provoking part of this process, the most seamless, nurturing supportive experience. Joe always either took my calls ...returned texts with a reassuring confident manner, or let me know when he was available to speak. Sherman and Richard were patient, yet firm with my son (who I thought was going to be explosive and difficult) and kept me up to date throughout the transport. If not for them and their gentle guidance, this could have been a disaster.”

- February 2022

"Sherman and Richard helped us through one of the most difficult day of our lives. They were kind and calming and kept our son safe and calm throughout a very long journey. ....They updated us regularly and responded to our texts and calls immediately. Our son did not want to leave them at the end of his journey to Wilderness camp, and I suspect when he gets home he will want to get in touch with them. Clinton also prepared us in advance. He and his staff could not be more professional and kind. I am eternally grateful for the help they provided us on that highly stressful day.”

- November 2021

“We were terrified about letting two strangers take our son to Wilderness Therapy far away. We initially spoke with Clinton, who was also wonderful at calming our fears ....and knew these two guys would be a good match for our son. We could not have been more pleased with how everything went. We worked with Jason and Leighton. Jason was the lead, and he was very calm and reassuring. He prepped us a few days before and just before entering our son's room. Our son is a 17 yr old and on the larger side for his age, we were so unsure how he would react. We entered our son's room and spoke to him for about a minute then introduced Jason and Leighton and they took it from there. We disappeared as they prepared our son to go. It went very quickly and smoothly much to our surprise. We heard from them a couple times along the way and afterward. They were great at allaying our fears and keeping us informed. Thank you!!”

- November 2021

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