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Book Review Author: Tim R. Thayne, Ph.D. Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017 - 12:47:27 PM

Not by Chance

By Tim R. Thayne, Ph.D.
Nov 10, 2017 - 12:40:48 PM

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( - Your struggling teenager is going to a residential or wilderness treatment program. Their addictions, learning disabilities, or emotional/behavioral issues have brought you to a moment of decision. Heartsick, anxious, and exhausted, questions bounce endlessly around your mind, “Will this work? Will she ever forgive me? Can we handle him at home when the time comes?

What The Book Is About

Not by Chance engages readers through solid research, simple exercises, and captivating stories taken from Thayne’s own life and the living rooms of hundreds of American homes. This book serves up concrete tools, hope, confidence, and stamina for families, professionals and mentors.

Topics include:

• Why good programs work

• How to boost—not undermine—treatment

• Nine dangers waiting after discharge

• How to identify natural mentors for your teen

• How to ease your young adult’s transition from treatment to independent living

About the Author

Dr. Tim R. Thayne, a marriage and family therapist, is author of Not By Chance: How Parents Boost Their Teen’s Success In and Out of Treatment ( He also is the founder and CEO of Homeward Bound, a leading program in early intervention and in-home transition from treatment services from for families of troubled teens. He has a master’s degree from Brigham Young University and a doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech.

General Information

Title: Not By Chance

Author: Tim R. Thayne, Ph.D.

Genre: Parenting/Family

ISBN: 9781599323176

Publication Date: 2013

Pages: 304

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Advantage

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