I just wanted to share that my difficult child came out of observation and assessment (with yet another diagnosis-psychiatric said he couldn't "officially" diagnose her with Borderline Personality Disorder until she was 18, but thought that we were headed there). She is awaiting placement in a therapeutic home and day treatment/school program. They thought that another Residential Treatment Center (RTC) would not be worth the time and money. The trouble is that the juvenile justice system decided that we could have better access to services through DCFS, they have a terrible reputation in our state. I can't seem to get an answer on a timeline and the process for all this. In the meantime, she sits at youth services and continues to have no therapy. When she calls or we go get her for a few hours, she is miserable and so hard to be with.( Of course they took her off antidepressants). I don't expect her to be happy about not coming home; she did get herself into this mess, but to be so miserable?? We were desperate for help, just hope it comes soon.