I finally may have gotten the ball rolling to get Al some real help. Because of her drug use they keep referring us back to the drug counselling and services never really looking at the fact that this is just the latest incarnation of what is going on with her. There is a program (the only one of its kind in Alberta) that will treat CD for female adolescents. They have 4 beds in the middle of nowhere and 2 female counselors work one on one with them intensively for 4 months or longer if they need it. They get education and retraining and they are completely cut off from everyone and everything except the people that the parents allow contact with. They have a great success rate but at 35000 it is out of a persons price range. They sent me to Family and Children's services for funding, but when we got to the local office they said they don't have a contract with Bosco homes. And the only thing they offered was a family support worker to come to the home to mediate some rules. When Al ran away 3 weeks ago we called FCS and asked for any help they could offer. Our SW empathized but said nothing she could do. We asked for Al to be removed into foster care and she told us flat out that they weren't going to do that. We called a few times in the meantime and only got platitudes. No worker, zilch. When she was mouthing off to the cops the other day and then ran off, I called again and talked to the fill in SW. She again offered nothing so I again asked for the supervisor. She didn't bother calling back. So yesterday I wrote 27 letters to everyone I could find and then started calling the Regional Authority for FCS. I talked to a man and told him everything that was happening and how nothing was being done. What do you know, not 3 hours later I get a call from the supervisor and they have set up an appointment for today. And they are giving Al a worker that will work one on one with her. Like Bosco said, first step to getting her recommended to the Adolescent program is to have them watch what is going on and then realize that it is the only thing going to work.