If you have never had to deal with a teenager that has been out-of-control or extremely defiant, using drugs, hanging with the wrong peer group or making extremely bad choices, you may never hear of teen transportation or also known as teen escorts.
For the many families that have employed the services of a teen transportation company, one name always is clear – Safe and Sound Youth Transportation.
When a parent comes to the conclusion they need to get their teen outside help of a residential therapy school or program, many will contact the owner of Safe and Sound Youth Transportation, Lorraine Colpitts. What you will find is a caring, nurturing, well-educated and professional in her field on the other end of the phone.
Just recently a Broward County family used the services of Safe and Sound Youth Transportation and as difficult as it was, it was a decision they made in the best interest of their daughter. As their daughter was smoking pot, frequently not coming home and simply defied her parent’s, Carol and Mark (names are changed for confidentiality) knew they had to do something.
After contacting Parents’ Universal Resource Experts, and determining what the best program would be for their 16 year-old daughter, their next call was to Lorraine at Safe and Sound Youth Transportation.
Carol said: “This was literally the hardest decision my husband and I have ever had to make. Our fears were eased after talking to Lorraine. The level of professionalism with genuine care put me at ease.”
Mark added: “I never thought this would ever happen to our family, especially my angel [referring to his daughter], but she was running her life into a dark hole and we didn’t see any other way out. After trying therapy at home, it just wasn’t working. I am not thrilled it came to this, but knowing there are experts out there to guide us, really helped us to make this decision.”
Lorraine Colpitts said she speaks with parents on a daily basis and assures them they are not alone. She give them support both emotionally as well as getting them to the next step of healing for the family.
If you are a family that is struggling with an at-risk teen, know there is help out there. Realize there may be many teen escorts, however using one that is licensed and insured to transport teens is critical. You don’t want just anyone transporting your teen, be sure they use ethical methods, and understand that your child’s safety is priority.
Mission statement from Safe and Sound Youth Transportation:
To ensure the Safe and Reliable Intervention/Transport of your teen from your home or your child’s current placement to your chosen destination in the most professional, yet nurturing and efficient manner possible.
We go the extra miles….
We take having the responsibility of your child very seriously and will see them all the way through this part of their journey. We are committed to you and your family, and will always treat them with the utmost dignity and respect, kindness and compassion.
For more information call Lorraine at 1-866-990-1900 or visit www.safeandsoundtransportation.com.
Lorraine Colpitts also contributed to Health Communications parenting book, Wit’s End, Advice and Resources for Saving your Out-of-Control Teen by Sue Scheff.