The FOCUS program may appear to just be an escape route for troubled youth, but it is not a way for troubled youth to be in denial of their actions. The FOCUS program’s approach caused my youth to face their actions, the consequences of their actions, and that every action might cause a reaction. The program seems to have taught my youth to accept responsibility for actions.

The FOCUS program also seems to have the design to encourage parents to consider the parental extremes that might have contributed to the actions of their youth, if the parent was over-controlling or demanding or smothering the youth, or if the parent lacked the knowledge or wisdom for giving balanced attention.

A Parent in FOCUS