Stepson is scheduled to go to residential on Wednesday. He has known for 3 weeks that it was going to happen, but we've been waiting on a space at the facility. I asked the admissions director her opinion and she said at this stage they suggested whatever was easiest for THE FAMILY, and that if we told him the specific date ahead of time that generally we could expect problems -- if there are any family members opposing Residential Treatment Center (RTC) then he would try to raise those troops, or he might run away or (I wish this would have happened) that he "might start acting like an angel, but just until the spot was lost." She mentioned that it was not unusual for kids to have no idea until they got there, that parents would tell them they were going to visit long-lost relatives or something. I definitely see her point, but was curious about other's experience with this. Thanks.