Hello all, I need some advice. My daughter has just come home from a 6 week stay in the hospital, now in partial. We have court next week, we were originally going to request that my daughter not go back into placement as she will be 18 in 6 months, the hospital doctor also agrees that to place her at this point would not help her at all. The Residential Treatment Center (RTC)'s she has already been in have done nothing at all for her (3 of them). She really needs DBT therapy and none of them had it. Meanwhile the Board of Ed wants to place her in an Residential Treatment Center (RTC), I had told them I didn't agree so they said they would send out referrals for Residential Treatment Center (RTC)'s as well as day treatment. My sw and I have been searching high and low for day treatment with DBT therapy, cant find one. So, while my daughter was in the hospital I get this letter from an Residential Treatment Center (RTC) stating that the Board of Ed had requested an interview for my daughter at this school. I didn't respond as I don't want her to be placed again. So a few weeks go by and this woman keeps calling me from there to set up an appointment. I pretty much ignore her calls. Today I decided to call her back just to see what the school offers. Well, I nearly fell off my chair as she began telling me all about the DBT program my daughter would be in. Now what??? We have been putting all these services in place so that when we do go to court we are prepared to request that my daughter stay home and have community based treatment. Then I hear those three little letters : "DBT"!!! Now I am so confused. The Residential Treatment Center (RTC) is only 20 minutes away from my house, so it would be very convenient. The thing is if we go with the placement we will lose all the services that come with the SPOA application, so when she is 18 and signs herself out (she will sign herself out - no question) she will come home with no treatment plan in place. What do I do????? I hate having to make these decisions!! My daughter will be so angry about being in placement that she would be unwilling to participate in the therapy, so is it worth it? I kind of feel like this was a sign, I mean this program fell into my lap. The school district is not only willing to pay for an Residential Treatment Center (RTC), they want to. How rare is that? Even though I logically know that if I were to agree to put her back into residential it would be for her benefit, but she will be so angry at me and at the system I really believe she just wont comply with the plan. HELP!!!! I need advice badly. I don't know what to do. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I always seem to find myself here. Please send me some opinions. Thanks.