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MEET YOUR GUIDES
Tara Akers— Placement Specialist
Tara Akers has over a decade of experience helping fill schools and programs for struggling adolescents. She most recently worked as the Admissions Director of a large midwestern boarding school. Before that she was employed by a firm that provided consulting and marketing services for various schools throughout the nation. She enjoys helping parents find the right program for their troubled teen.
Robin Goode — Placement Specialist
Robin has for a decade been helping parents find the right programs and schools. After personally experiencing the confusion and pain of her own son getting in trouble as a teenager, Robin has been drawn to helping families find the appropriate school or program to help their teenager. Her personal mission is to never give up on a family; assuring that they find an affordable appropriate program or school for their child.
Jacquiline “Jackie” Rarrick — Placement Assistant
Jackie Rarrick taught, tutored and counseled teens at a girls boarding school then was the secretary and receptionist for a boys boarding school. She is also a photographer. She enjoys talking to parents and guardians on the phone to set up appointments with our Placement Specialists.
We research and connect families with at-risk teens to the therapeutic programs that best fit their needs and budget, without charge to the family.
LEGAL NOTICE – PLEASE READ
Options and opinions expressed by Best Choice Network LLC (“BCN”) and its representatives are not professional referrals nor expert recommendations of a medical, behavioral health, or educational professional. BCN is not licensed or bonded to provide medical, psychological, or educational advice or recommendations, so we donÕt. You should consider seeking advice from a licensed professional before making any decision in relation to the placement of any child in a residential program. BCN assists the admissions departments of schools as a communications contractor and agent of record, from which it also receives compensation (a flat fee per enrollment) for its work. BCN is indemnified by each organization and has no control over the actions of such organizations or their staff. BCN is rarely on-campus of each program, so we do not know everything about what goes on, nor should we be held responsible for such information. We visit each campus periodically and get anecdotal feedback about each program from parents, which aids us in providing helpful options to individuals as they search for the program of their own best choice.
By Federal law, we are required to mention that we select programs to represent solely based upon their desire for our assistance, and they pay us a flat fee based on each student placed, not the services that are rendered or fees paid by the parent or guardians of the student. We receive no kickbacks for the amount of services the student requires, nor their length of stay in the school or program. Of the schools and programs we mention as options, we do not select them or push any particular ones based on their ability to pay us a higher amount than do other schools or programs. For some low-income individuals, we may mention schools that pay us nothing. Should we learn that a school has done anything inappropriate with students, such that it is being investigated by local or state authorities, we will immediately stop offering that school as an option. However, due to confidentiality agreements, we may not be able to express why the school or program is no longer included in our discussion or options list.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that before you enroll a youngster in a private residential treatment program or any institution or service that we mention, be sure to check it out yourself: ask questions; ask for proof or support for claims about staff credentials, program licensing or accreditation, and endorsements; do a site visit; and get all policies and promises in writing.
See other BCN Legal Mentions HERE.
“NO WARRANTY” LEGAL NOTICE: BCN does not guarantee recovery or even positive outcomes for any particular individual who attends any program or school we might offer as an option. Recovery and future avoidance of troubling behavior or actions and whatever effects that may have on the individualÕs life, their future, their career, their mental or physical health, or their friends and relatives are entirely dependent on each individual student and how they accept and apply the principles they are taught by the program, school or its staff or therapists.