Ok, so as some of you know I posted a while back that my son was going to a WC in Hawaii for Severe Anxiety Social and General, Depression, Mood Disorder (Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)). Well we used a transport co. on the 11th. He wasn't happy but he went. I haven't gotten to talk to him yet, I have spoken to his counselor and they said he is settling in well and being open to treatment. They did send me some pictures so I can atleast "see" that he made it. A couple of questions..... 1. Since he is going to go on to a longer term Residential Treatment Center (RTC) (therapy school), is it necessary to attend the 2 day parent workshop. They said it is optional.........the Easy Child that we hired said that the experience is invaluable. She isn't the one paying for this though. 2. Is it normal to not be able to talk to your child after a week? Is it usually 2 or 3 weeks? 3.Back to the parent workshop it isn't until April 26/27th, at this point it will be over 6 weeks since he has been there. The Easy Child is hoping that he will only be at wilderness camp 8 weeks. I am sure there will be workshops that the longer treatment centers. What would you do? Money isn't falling off of trees, but I don't want my son to think I don't care if I don't attend a 2 day workshop. We will have airfare, hotel, car, etc. and this is money we can use to pay for his treatment. I guess I am feeling guilty, confused and just need to vent. On top of this I still have a 13yr old that needs to be treated fairly. UGH!!!!!!!