Hello friends, It has been a long while since I posted here. I only come here when things are getting out of hand and I need some good clear headed advice. We did 4 years of Residential Treatment Center (RTC). Now after a year of transition with wrap around services and weekly family counseling we are back where we started. Now we are looking at private institutions. Even though they are expensive, I guess It will have to be done to give my difficult child a chance. This time we will go with a Christian based Residential Treatment Center (RTC) since that is a component that has been missing in the past. He is defiant, Verbally abusive and threatening to Me and my wife. We have no way of enforcing the rules around here as he just tells us to F off and does as he pleases. He got into trouble with the law after he assaulted me 3 months ago. If this continues he'll hurt one of us and wind up in YDC. That is unacceptable to me. The State probably does not see this as severe enough to return to a state funded Residential Treatment Center (RTC). So I guess I'm ready to fork over $60K for a private institution.