Therapeutic & Alternative Boarding Schools In Nevada


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Nevada Regulatory Laws

Residential care facilities are licensed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, under the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance. Licensing indicates that a residential facility meets the state’s minimum regulatory standards for the population it serves.

For academically centered Nevada therapeutic boarding schools, accreditation is optional, but licensing is mandatory (NRS 394.075). A private school administrator must hold an administrator’s license issued by the U.S. Department of Education, have a bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience or a master’s degree with 3 years of experience (NAC 394.050(1). Teachers must hold a teaching license and meet the requisite years of experience set by the U.S. Department of Education NAC
394.050(2). Immunization records are required for all students NRS 394.192(1)–(4). Private schools are encouraged to participate in Nevada’s state testing programs, but currently they are not required to NAC 389.048–398.083.


Statistics for At-Risk Nevada Teens


5.6 percent of children between 4 and 17 diagnosed per year
(2007 study, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007 Study).



Pregnancy rates for adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 in Nevada were between 40.9 and 49.8 per 1,000 women.
(Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2009 Study).



Nevada ranks 18th in the nation for suicide in individuals age 15-24. In 2010, there were 48 deaths with a crude rate of 13.3.
(CDC’s WISQARS website “Fatal Injury Reports, 2010”;)



Approximately 10.9 percent of adolescents in Nevada, age 12-17, experiment with illicit drugs monthly. Just over 8.3% regularly use marijuana and 4.4 percent use other types of illicit drugs. Also, 16.7% of Nevada teens used alcohol in the past month, while 11.3 % report binge drinking.
(State Report, 2009, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.)



In 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice reported the following juvenile arrest rates for Nevada: 337 arrests for violent crime, 1,724 arrests for property crime, 618 arrests for drug abuse and 159 arrests for weapons violations.
(Washington, DC: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2009).



Nevada had a 62 percent statewide high school graduation rate for the 2010-2011 school year.
(U.S. Department of Education, Graduation Rates 2010-2011)


Don’t allow your teen to become a statistic—instead, find a solution that will help your child reduce destructive behavior and increase self-esteem, boost social skills and set goals for the future. Alternative and therapeutic boarding schools have helped thousands of Nevada teens and may be right for your child. At HelpYourTeenNow, we’ll put you in touch with organizations and groups that have earned our trust and approval. Call HelpYourTeenNow anytime for a free consultation and let us be your partner in the struggle to turn your child’s life around.

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