I too would consider the place in Argentina. Maybe you can call them and discuss what their methods of involvement with parents are before you send him there. Let them know you are a hands on parent who feels the need to be involved with your sons medical care. The psychopharmacologist who treated my son when he was a minor insisted on very heavy parental involvement or she wouldn't take the child as a patient. Of course my son was with me and I was the one in charge of observing and reporting his mood changes. Which brings me to the thought that you could ask the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) in Argentina if they have formal meetings (phone conf) with the parents to discuss progress and issues and how often those meetings would be scheduled. Also in what types of situations would they call you right away. I can kind of understand how the facility he's in now would be a bit put off by your insistence that you approve any medications prior to them prescribing. We don't know if a particular medication would be good or not. The problem seems they are not communicating with you enough. I don't think it's too much to expect they let you know what they are doing for his care and why. He is a minor after all. Do you have a history list to give to anyone who's newly treating him? If you can provide written information that boils down what you want anyone new to know about then if they are worth their salt they will take that information into consideration when treating him. It would include a few things: ~ any family history of mental illness ~ any other medical issues, like allergies and such ~ treating psychiatrists with when he went to them ~ medications, with dosage, length of time he took them and what the results were ~ therapists, when he went to them and for what ~ education history ~ compliance history, basically his social history, when he did well, when he didn't and what happened with date ranges. You are in a very stressful situation and I know you probably feel like things should be done yesterday but you are getting help for him and he is still minor. From what I can see you are doing a great job, you just need the right professionals to also do a good job. Finding people you can trust is very difficult especially after being in a position where the professionals have not come through for you as of yet. I do believe it's possible though, and I also believe the best place for him now is in a treatment facility.