After speaking with the CMO yesterday, I was finally informed that after an extensive psychiatric evaluation of my son, the psychiatrist has recommended that he not return home...ever. He said that difficult child is not willing or able to work through his anger issues at this point. He said difficult child is mentally 11 years old when it comes to impulse control and anger management and things of that nature. I asked the Dr. if difficult child was possibly bipolar (which I DEF think he is) and he said he may be and that he shows a lot of traits of BiPolar (BP). He said that difficult child's history may have something to do with his actions though and that he's hesitant to diagnose BiPolar (BP) at this point! ***SIGH*** So at this point, if difficult child refuses to return to the PCR after this latest hospitalization, he will be going to an IRTS program. The IRTS program is more secure and structured than the PCR so I think it may be best anyway. He will not be able to run away from this program. After that, they are recommending independent living if difficult child is stable enough at that point to maintain. Of course I'm still feeling major guilt after EVERYTHING that difficult child has put us through. He hasn't had an easy life and I know that his past has a lot to do with the way he is now. I keep trying to tell him that the past is just that...the past. He has a whole future ahead of him and he needs to work through his problems so he can have a successful life. Seems to go in one ear and out the other but maybe someday it will finally sink in and he will realize that only HE can change his situation.