Friday, June 27, 2008

SUE SCHEFF - LIVE ON PURPOSE RADIO




Hello Parents!


Thanks to all of you who were on our call today. We had Sue Scheff on as our guest, who shared some remarkable resources and her personal story about dealing with her out-of-control teen daughter. You just may want to save a copy of today’s call for future reference, or to share with people you know who might be dealing with this right now. Our association with each other is one of our greatest resources – thank you for being part of this community of parents!



Visit http://www.parentalpower.wordpress.com/ to pick up the audio content – we are getting close to having this available through iTunes so you can just subscribe and get it automatically. Stay tuned.
http://parentalpower.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/sue-scheff-at-wits-end/

Sue Scheff: On The Big Show - News Talk KXYL


What a great conversation we had this morning with Mike Cope at The Big Show on New Talk Radio KXYL 96.9.
The topic of "Wit's End!" as well as Cyber Safety for kids today was discussed.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sue Scheff: Inhalant Abuse - New England Inhalant Abuse Prevention Coalition




Click on the links below for more information about inhalant abuse, prevention, and treatment.
Prevention Videos





Our Prevention Approach Inhalants, more than any other drug, are readily available to children, and can be deadly on first use. Therefore, to do no harm, inhalant prevention messages for children should not teach them what products can be abused, how to abuse inhalants, or what their euphoric effects are. We do not want to engage their curiosity.


Today’s prevailing expert consensus about best practices recommends disconnecting inhalant abuse prevention from substance abuse prevention for children who do not already know about inhalants. Instead, education about inhalants should stress their poisonous, toxic, polluting, combustible and explosive nature and should emphasize product safety. When targeting young children who have had little or no exposure to the nature of inhalants, there is no reason to make the association for them, thereby giving them an easily accessible way to get high. When children already know about inhalants as a drug, we still teach about it as we would for a na├»ve child, but may add a substance abuse component. The materials in this section follow this approach.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sue Scheff: Mom Talk Radio


Mom Talk Radio, the first radio talk show dedicated to real-life moms. Hosted by Maria Bailey, author, founder of BlueSuitMom.com and mother of four active kids.


Each week Maria tackles issues important to moms, featuring expert guests with real-life answers. If you've got an issue you'd like to discuss email us at momtalk@momtalkradio.com
I was privileged to be on her show promoting my new book "Wit's End!"

Friday, June 13, 2008

It Started With Pop-Tarts...An Alternative Approach to Winning the Battle of Bulimia


Since my Blogs went out yesterday about Teen Eating Disorders, I was literally flooded with emails from parents, authors, programs etc.... thanking me for bringing this subject to the forefront.
Lori Hanson was one of these people and wrote a very powerful story of her own experiences - starting at age 14 with Pop-Tarts!
If you have a teen or know someone struggling with eating disorders, check out her experiences at http://www.lori-hanson.com/.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sue Scheff - A Parent's True Story - Published by the same people who brought you Chicken Soup for the Soul


Help for Parents of Out-of-control Teens
Resources to help families in this critical time

(SOUTH FLORIDA)—In 2000, a teenager at a residential treatment center was locked-up in an isolation box for 17 hours with no windows, heat or air conditioning because she had tried to help a girl who was having a seizure. Later, that same teenager got food poisoning and was rushed to the ER (unbeknownst to her mother) because sewage had contaminated the food she was eating and sunk into the carpet of the living areas.

These are just some of the experiences that Sue Scheff’s daughter, Ashlyn, experienced while enrolled in a residential treatment program, supposed to be helping her cope with emotional and behavioral problems while building up her self-esteem. Furious about how Ashlyn had been treated, Scheff posted her experiences online about the program and was promptly sued for libel. Scheff won by a long shot.

Now parents can read Scheff’s story and learn from her mistakes in Wit’s End: Advice and Resources for Saving Your OUT-OF-CONTROL TEEN (HCI Books, July 2008). The book is the result of her years of effort to educate parents and provide them with the proper resources to care for their own difficult teen.

“I was desperate to find good help for my daughter, but this program ended up making things worse,” says Scheff. “My book provides positive, prescriptive help for families who want to put their children on the road to a safe, healthy adulthood. It is imperative parents do their homework and Wit’s End can offer a convenient outline to get them started.”

Parents doing their homework becomes even more important in light of a 2007 study released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office which uncovered thousands of allegations of abuse, some of which involved death, at residential treatment programs across the country and in American-owned and American-operated facilities abroad between the years 1990 and 2007.

For parents who need one-on-one guidance, Scheff founded Parents’ Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.), an advocacy group that not only researches residential treatment centers and other teen help programs around the world, but helps educate parents to choose which facilities are best suited to match their child’s needs.

Sue Scheff is a parent advocate and the founder of Parent’s Universal Resource Experts, Inc. She has been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts, including: 20/20, The Rachel Ray Show, ABC News, CBC News: Sunday Morning, CNN Headline News, Fox News, BBC Talk Radio, National Public Radio and The New York Times.

For more information, please visit http://www.suescheff.com/ or http://www.helpyourteens.com/

Monday, June 2, 2008

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) KidsHealth



KidsHealth offers a comprehensive website of articles, helpful tips for parenting, sound advice for teens and kids. Visit http://www.kidshealth.org/ to learn more.