Tim Goldsmith, Ph.D., is chief clinical officer at Youth Villages, where he directs a staff of clinical specialists who oversee the work we do with children and families across the country. Dr. Tim and his core clinical managers have nearly 100 years of experience helping children with the most serious problems. Together they oversee the counselors and specialists who work directly with parents, teaching them ways to help their children overcome serious problems and go on to do well at home, at school and in the community. This year, our clinical and counseling staff will help more than 22,000 children across the country. Now Dr. Tim and his staff of experts can answer your questions, too. All parents have moments when they wish they could consult with an expert. If you have a question about your tween or teen’s behavior, send it to DrTim@youthvillages.org.
At Youth Villages, we help thousands of families every year. We know that parenting isn’t easy for anyone. For parents and guardians whose children are emotionally troubled or who have behavioral issues, it’s that much more difficult. The intensive services we provide are often a last resort when a child is deemed as “out of control” by his or her parents or guardians or by a state’s child welfare or juvenile justice officials. Because parenting can be such a challenge for all of us, how do you know it’s time to seek professional help for your family and where can you find it?