I was ready to beg today. We had to go for a re-evaluation in order to get approved for family therapy. Things are not improving, our mobile therapist has moved on, trying to get hours in doing other things in order to become a school guidance counselor, and the behavioral specialist doesnt even put in his hours he is approved of. The MT had recommended family therapy long ago and the BS didnt agree,but his tuned has changed now that the MT isn't here and chances arent good that a new one would be available any time soon. Well, the psychologist that did the re-evaluation,the same one who did the original evaluation. says he would recommend Residential Treatment Center (RTC),but the way things work they probably wouldn't put it through just because we haven't exhausted everything else. He said he doesn't think the family therapy is going to help , but we'll try it for a few months and see. Encouraging huh? He made a very good point being the other kids and husband and I don't deserve to live like this and if something isn't done he doesn't see our family lasting another 2 years. I hate to say,but I agree. I told my oldest ds 13 about the meeting and he is already imagining how it would be without the hitting and yelling . I know that it is necessary and a friend of mine whose son is now in his 40's, said if someone had told her to do that when he was my son's age she would do it. I just don't know if we can,but we definitely can't go on this way and the other kids definitely don't deserve to live like this. It sure doesn't make it easier. Thanks for listening.