Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sue Scheff: Safe and Sound Youth Transportation


Hiring a transport company or sometimes referred to as escorts - can be very stressful and scary to a parent. This is one of your first steps in getting your teen the extra help they may need.


How do you assure your child will be safe?
How do you know you are hiring the right company?


Do your homework!


Take the time to call others that have used the specific company you are interviewing. This is the first step towards your child's second chance to have a brighter future.


When most parents get to the point of looking for outside intervention, it is usually due to the child's behavior is escalating to a self-destructing path.As a parent, it is our responsibility to get help and take the time to investigate and make the appropriate calls and interviews.Be sure the Transport Company is licensed and insured to transport teens. Ask as many questions as you have. All your questions should be answered to your satisfaction.


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Picture above - Lorraine Colpitts, Owner of Safe and Sound Transportation. Call today at 1-207-989-4200 for more information. Lorraine Colpitts takes her position very seriously and offers parents compassion and guidance. Her dedication to creating a smooth transition is what makes Lorraine stand out.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sue Scheff: Teen Runaways - Teen Transports - Help for Parents

If you are currently dealing with a runaway, act immediately. Do not waste any time in utilizing every resource you can to find your child.

The list below details a plan of action and tips for finding help.

Tips For Finding a Runaway

Keep an updated phone list with the home and cell numbers of your teen’s friends. Using the phone list, call every one of your teen’s friends. Talk immediately with their parents, not their friends, as teenagers will often stick together and lie for each other. The parent will tell you anything they know, including the last time contact was made between their child and yours. They will also know to keep closer tabs on their own child.

Keep an updated photo of your child on hands at all times. With this photo, create one-page flyers including all information about your teen and where they were last seen. Post these flyers everywhere your teen hangs out, as well as anywhere else teenagers in general hang out. Post anywhere they will allow you to.

Immediately contact your local police. It is advised that you actually visit the office with a copy of the flyer as well as a good number of color photos of your teen. Speak clearly and act rationally, but make sure that they understand how serious the situation is.

Contact the local paper in order to run a missing ad. Also, contact any other printed media available in your area; many will be very willing to help.

Contact your local television stations, as well as those in nearby counties. Most stations will be more than happy to run an alert either in the newscast or through the scrolling alert at the bottom of the screen.

Having a teen runaway is very frightening and it can bring you to your “Wits End”. Remain positive and be creative: try to understand why your teen is acting this way, what they are running from and where they might be running. These are times when parents need to seek help for themselves. Don’t be ashamed to reach out to others. We are all about parents helping parents. Please visit Sue Scheff™’s Parents Universal Resource Experts™ to find support and professional help with your runaway situation.

Right Direction can also help at www.rdas.net

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Parents Universal Resource Experts - Sue Scheff - Teen Transports

Since having a teen transporting to a program or school is a huge decision, it is not to be taken lightly. After you have selected the program for your child, if you need transports, you need to again take the time to interview and research who will travel with your child.

My book, "Wit's End!" is now available online at www.witsendbook.com - I have dedicated a chapter about teen escorting/transporting to help educate parents on this "new" field they are entering when dealing with an at risk teenager.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sue Scheff: Transporting your teen to a school or program

Read this valuable Blog if you are considering having your teen or pre-teen transported to a program or school. Choosing the right transport company is as important as choosing the right school.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Teen Runaways

If you are currently dealing with a runaway, act immediately. Do not waste any time in utilizing every resource you can to find your child.

The list below details a plan of action and tips for finding help.

Tips For Finding a Runaway

Keep an updated phone list with the home and cell numbers of your teen’s friends. Using the phone list, call every one of your teen’s friends. Talk immediately with their parents, not their friends, as teenagers will often stick together and lie for each other. The parent will tell you anything they know, including the last time contact was made between their child and yours. They will also know to keep closer tabs on their own child.

Keep an updated photo of your child on hands at all times. With this photo, create one-page flyers including all information about your teen and where they were last seen. Post these flyers everywhere your teen hangs out, as well as anywhere else teenagers in general hang out. Post anywhere they will allow you to.

Immediately contact your local police. It is advised that you actually visit the office with a copy of the flyer as well as a good number of color photos of your teen. Speak clearly and act rationally, but make sure that they understand how serious the situation is.

Contact the local paper in order to run a missing ad. Also, contact any other printed media available in your area; many will be very willing to help.

Contact your local television stations, as well as those in nearby counties. Most stations will be more than happy to run an alert either in the newscast or through the scrolling alert at the bottom of the screen.

Having a teen runaway is very frightening and it can bring you to your “Wits End”. Remain positive and be creative: try to understand why your teen is acting this way, what they are running from and where they might be running. These are times when parents need to seek help for themselves. Don’t be ashamed to reach out to others. We are all about parents helping parents. Please visit Sue Scheff™’s Parents Universal Resource Experts™ to find support and professional help with your runaway situation.

Right Direction can also help at www.rdas.net

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Right Direction Crisis Intervention


Mission Statement: "To be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those we serve." Right Direction Crisis Intervention is an INDEPENDENT company dedicated to providing the highest quality service for adolescent interventions, adult interventions, life coaching and related support services. We have constructed this website in the hopes that we may provide you with the critical information and tools you will need to make a sound choice for your loved one during a very difficult time. Please research our company and employees, hopefully you will come to know that we believe in our mission statement and take every effort to provide compassionate and professional help to families in need of our services.


Learn more at http://www.rdas.net/

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How to get your child to their school or program if they are not willing to attend?

Since having a teen transporting to a program or school is a huge decision, it is not to be taken lightly. After you have selected the program for your child, if you need transports, you need to again take the time to interview and research who will travel with your child.

My book, "Wit's End!" is now available online at www.witsendbook.com - I have dedicated a chapter about teen escorting/transporting to help educate parents on this "new" field they are entering when dealing with an at risk teenager.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Right Direction Teen Transport


Mission Statement: "To be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those we serve." Right Direction Crisis Intervention is an INDEPENDENT company dedicated to providing the highest quality service for adolescent interventions, adult interventions, life coaching and related support services. We have constructed this website in the hopes that we may provide you with the critical information and tools you will need to make a sound choice for your loved one during a very difficult time. Please research our company and employees, hopefully you will come to know that we believe in our mission statement and take every effort to provide compassionate and professional help to families in need of our services.
Learn more at www.rdas.net

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sue Scheff: Getting Your Teen to a Program Safely

Since having a teen transporting to a program or school is a huge decision, it is not to be taken lightly. After you have selected the program for your child, if you need transports, you need to again take the time to interview and research who will travel with your child.

My book, "Wit's End!" is now available online at www.witsendbook.com - I have dedicated a chapter about teen escorting/transporting to help educate parents on this "new" field they are entering when dealing with an at risk teenager.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sue Scheff: Transporting your Teen


Hiring a transport company or sometimes referred to as escorts - can be very stressful and scary to a parent. How do you assure your child will be safe?



How do you know you are hiring the right company?


Do your homework!



Take the time to call others that have used the specific company you are interviewing. This is the first step towards your child's second chance to have a brighter future.



When most parents get to the point of looking for outside intervention, it is usually due to the child's behavior is escalating to a self-destructing path.As a parent, it is our responsibility to get help and take the time to investigate and make the appropriate calls and interviews.Be sure the Transport Company is licensed and insured to transport teens. Ask as many questions as you have. All your questions should be answered to your satisfaction.



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Picture above - Lorraine Colpitts, Owner of Safe and Sound Transportation. Call today at 1-207-989-4200 for more information. Lorraine Colpitts takes her position very seriously and offers parents compassion and guidance. Her dedication to creating a smooth transition is what makes Lorraine stand out.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sue Scheff: Safe and Sound Youth Transport Sponsors Locks of Love - August 23rd, 2008

In her second annual "Locks of Love" event, Lorraine is already receiving enormous support from her friends and community. For over six years Lorraine Colpitts and her company, Safe and Sound Youth Transportation have safely and successfully helped hundreds of parents at their most desperate times.

If you want to know about about Lorraine Colpitts, Safe and Sound and the Locks of Love event - call her today at 207-989-4200 or email her at LColpitts45@aol.com.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Safe and Sound Youth Transports - Learn More

Visit www.safeandsoundtransport.com and learn more about how to safely get your child into a school or program. Choosing a transport company is just as important as choosing the right school.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sue Scheff: Learn More about Teen Transportation in "Wit's End!"

Since having a teen transporting to a program or school is a huge decision, it is not to be taken lightly. After you have selected the program for your child, if you need transports, you need to again take the time to interview and research who will travel with your child.

My book, "Wit's End!" is now available online at www.witsendbook.com - I have dedicated a chapter about teen escorting/transporting to help educate parents on this "new" field they are entering when dealing with an at risk teenager.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lorraine Colpitts: President of Safe and Sound Youth Transportation Give Back to Children


In her second annual "Locks of Love" event, Lorraine is already receiving enormous support from her friends and community. For over six years Lorraine Colpitts and her company, Safe and Sound Youth Transportation have safely and successfully helped hundreds of parents at their most desperate times.
If you want to know about about Lorraine Colpitts, Safe and Sound and the Locks of Love event - call her today at 207-989-4200 or email her at LColpitts45@aol.com.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sue Scheff: Transporting Your Teen to a School or Program

Read this valuable Blog if you are considering having your teen or pre-teen transported to a program or school. Choosing the right transport company is as important as choosing the right school.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sue Scheff: Locks of Love Event Sponsored by Lorraine Colpitts - August 23, 2008

Mark your calendars for August 23, 2008 - Locks of Love Event!

Lorraine Colpitts, president if Safe and Sound Youth Transportation will have her 2nd annual event to help children with cancer.

Stay tuned for more information - and click here.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sue Scheff: Lorraine Colpitts Owner of Safe & Sound Youth Transports


by Lorraine Colpitts


Transporting at-risk youth... We have a very structured and deliberate process which requires full parental/guardian cooperation. This is to ensure the smoothest and safest transition from your care to ours. We provide a short application/information form so that we can be informed of the necessary medical history, medication regime, and recent at-risk behaviors of your child for the most effective and safest transport possible. We encourage a meeting with parents/guardians in person to finalize arrangements on the eve of the transport

The Process: Because at-risk children need special handling in times of transition, the following is a synopsis of what a transport could actually "look like". In the early morning of the day of the transport, it will be necessary to have parents lead us into the childs bedroom, and after gently waking the child, introduce us. After a brief introduction and explanation of who we are and where the child is going, the parents will be required to immediately leave the area. They should then go to a place in the home where they will not be seen or heard by the child, or even better, actually leave the premises. The transport team will encourage your child to dress, and then accompany your child to their waiting vehicle. It is then that the transport will begin. We will have food and beverages in the vehicle to ensure proper nourishment.
We also will ask parents prior to transport what the childs 'comfort foods' are, and keep the vehicle stocked. To assist in reassuring your child, our staff has knowlege and experience with every school and program that we transport to and will have materials and information on hand to share with your child, should that be deemed appropriate. Each of the Safe and Sound Youth Transportation staff is a highly capable, and caring individual who has experience working with youth. Many of us are also parents....some of us have been through the trying times you have, and can certainly understand and respect the difficult decisions you have had to make. We will work closely with you to make this transport as pleasant for everyone as possible. Call us for a quote on Our All-Inclusive rate.
Transports within New England can be negotiated for a discounted rate, factoring the distance and time involved. With any type of transport, our one rate includes all expenses, such as two staff, selected as a "best-match for your teen", gas, tolls, car rentals, hotels, meals, beverages and any other incidentals that may become necessary during the transport. Due to the high cost of air travel, and its highly inflated last minute costs, any plane tickets required, would be the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Should air travel be deemed necessary, and as part of our service to you, we would be happy to assist you in making the travel arrangements. We have several travel agencies working with us, as well as many good on-line resources at our disposal. We will work diligently to help you to secure the best rates.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sue Scheff: Safe and Sound Youth Transportation


Hiring a transport company or sometimes referred to as escorts - can be very stressful and scary to a parent. How do you assure your child will be safe?


How do you know you are hiring the right company?Do your homework!


Take the time to call others that have used the specific company you are interviewing. This is the first step towards your child's second chance to have a brighter future.


When most parents get to the point of looking for outside intervention, it is usually due to the child's behavior is escalating to a self-destructing path.As a parent, it is our responsibility to get help and take the time to investigate and make the appropriate calls and interviews.
Be sure the Transport Company is licensed and insured to transport teens. Ask as many questions as you have. All your questions should be answered to your satisfaction.


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Picture above - Lorraine Colpitts, Owner of Safe and Sound Transportation. Call today at 1-207-989-4200 for more information. Lorraine Colpitts takes her position very seriously and offers parents compassion and guidance. Her dedication to creating a smooth transition is what makes Lorraine stand out.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Safe and Sound Youth Transportation for your teenager

Click here to find out more.

Transporting your teen is an important step and shouldn't be taken lightly. Interview at least 2 transports - be sure they don't use handcuffs or any harsh treatment - be sure they are insured to transport teens - and feel confident in who you decide to escort your child to their program.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Transporting Your Teen to a Program

Read this valuable Blog if you are considering having your teen or pre-teen transported to a program or school. Choosing the right transport company is as important as choosing the right school.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sue Scheff: Teen Transport


Hiring a transport company or sometimes referred to as escorts - can be very stressful and scary to a parent. How do you assure your child will be safe?


How do you know you are hiring the right company?Do your homework!


Take the time to call others that have used the specific company you are interviewing. This is the first step towards your child's second chance to have a brighter future.


When most parents get to the point of looking for outside intervention, it is usually due to the child's behavior is escalating to a self-destructing path.As a parent, it is our responsibility to get help and take the time to investigate and make the appropriate calls and interviews.


Be sure the Transport Company is licensed and insured to transport teens. Ask as many questions as you have. All your questions should be answered to your satisfaction.


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Picture above - Lorraine Colpitts, Owner of Safe and Sound Transportation. Call today at 1-207-989-4200 for more information. Lorraine Colpitts takes her position very seriously and offers parents compassion and guidance. Her dedication to creating a smooth transition is what makes Lorraine stand out.


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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sue Scheff (P.U.R.E.) Finding the Right Transportation for your Teenager

Read this valuable Blog if you are considering having your teen or pre-teen transported to a program or school. Choosing the right transport company is as important as choosing the right school.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff): Finding Safe Transports for your teen

Transport Services, also known as Escort Services, are usually a last resort for parents to transport their teens to programs.

Being a last resort doesn't mean it is a negative choice. Using a qualified professional can be a good experience for a teen.Some teens are willing to get help, others will go under false pretense, and then there is the need for escorting.

Since Escorting your teen can be a difficult decision, it is very important to choose qualified and credentialed professionals for your teen. The Escort Services listed below are fully licensed to transport teens and also have various degrees and/or background in Education, Psychology, Behavioral Science, Mental Health or other related fields.

These are professionals!

You are welcome to ask them to fax you their credentials.

Escorting your teen can be a very good experience with the right professional.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sue Scheff: Teen Transports

Read this valuable Blog if you are considering having your teen or pre-teen transported to a program or school. Choosing the right transport company is as important as choosing the right school.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Helping Your Teen Arrive Safely to their School/Program


Hiring a transport company or sometimes referred to as escorts - can be very stressful and scary to a parent. How do you assure your child will be safe? How do you know you are hiring the right company?

Do your homework! Take the time to call others that have used the specific company you are interviewing. This is the first step towards your child's second chance to have a brighter future.

When most parents get to the point of looking for outside intervention, it is usually due to the child's behavior is escalating to a self-destructing path.

As a parent, it is our responsibility to get help and take the time to investigate and make the appropriate calls and interviews.

Be sure the Transport Company is licensed and insured to transport teens. Ask as many questions as you have. All your questions should be answered to your satisfaction.
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Picture above - Lorraine Colpitts, Owner of Safe and Sound Transportation. Call today at 1-207-989-4200 for more information. Lorraine Colpitts takes her position very seriously and offers parents compassion and guidance. Her dedication to creating a smooth transition is what makes Lorraine stand out.
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