FAQs for Parents

It can be difficult for parents when their teens are going through hard times. They may not know what to do or where to turn. Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions parents or caregivers may have.

  • How do I know if my child needs to be seen? What types of behaviors should I be concerned about in my adolescent?
  • What can I expect from an initial assessment in Behavioral Health?
  • How do I find a Behavioral Health provider for my child and/or the family?
  • I'm concerned about my family's privacy. How is this addressed?
  • How might group therapy benefit my child or adolescent?
  • How do I know if my child is suicidal or harming themselves in some way?
  • Why do adolescents self-injure?
  • What can parents and teenagers do about self-injury?
  • What do I do in case of an emergency/crisis?
  • Why might a child/adolescent be hospitalized psychiatrically?
  • What do I need to know about tobacco, alcohol or other drugs?
  • How do I know if my child may be using drugs or alcohol?

If you have additional questions or need more information, contact the Gundersen Behavioral Health Assessment and Referral Team at (608) 775-7991 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 57991. They will discuss your concerns and match you up with the appropriate service.

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