Hi Kitten..so sorry about what you're going through with your daughter. A couple of things to keep in mind..she is 15 y/o and she doesn't have the option to NOT go to school..that decision is not her's to make. It is too early for you to throw in the towel..and I say that not knowing how exhausting it is to deal with her on a daily basis..especially, when you have another child you are trying to raise in a happy and "normal" home. If she is skipping school constantly and behaving erratically, you need to consider drug use. Someone on here suggested an in patient program which would be able to evaluate her behavior, test for drugs and design a plan of action. I can tell you that when my daughter was smoking pot in high school, her attitude was much different from the sweet child I had always known. Don't fall into the "it's just pot" way of thinking. By disengaging from her, you make her think she is winning the battle and reinforce that "you never loved me" attitude. Don't give her that power. As her guardian, you can request an emergency commitment based on actions you have observed that she is a threat to herself or others. Each jurisdiction is different in the requirements, but the school and her doctors may be able to help support your concerns. by the way..does she have an IEP? I would think that a child who is truant on a regular basis would be required to have additional evaluations. Sorry..I know this doesn't offer much help, but a 15 y/o with this many issues needs her parents to make her choices. It sounds like you and your husband have a united front, but I would caution him to not lay a hand on her. We all understand the provocation, but if child protective services ever gets involved ( and you're not far from that), that could be interpreted as abusive behavior. Call your insurance company to see what they would cover for treatment, and then speak with her psychiatrist or physician to get their advice on the best facility for her. Luck, luck, luck to you. Hang in there!!