I'm just trying to expand my knowledge a little, LOL! Are Residential Treatment Center (RTC)'s supposed to help a kid with mental illness? Or does this differ depending on the particular Residential Treatment Center (RTC)? Are most of them really like half-way houses between dentention and home or do they work with the kids to get them mentally stable and help them with whatever tools (skills) are needed for their specific issues, along with offering more supervision and behavioral issues? Maybe, that would be like a half-way house between psychiatric hospital and home (or living independently).