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Everything You Need to Know About Partial Hospitalization Programs: A Comprehensive Guide 

November 21, 2023

Posted in Residential Treatment


Unveiling the Reality: Key Facts and Stats About Teen Mental Health from the CDC

November 20, 2023

Posted in Mental Health


What does “SH” mean in Mental Health: Navigating TikTok Trends and Teen Texting

November 19, 2023

Posted in Mental Health


Understanding Sober Living Houses- Ultimate Guide

November 17, 2023

Posted in Recovery


Understanding The 3 Levels of Autism

November 13, 2023

Posted in Autism, Interventions, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Young Adult


Why Emotional Intelligence is Essential for All Adolescents (Not Just Students with Learning Differences)

November 9, 2023

Posted in Research


8 Myths About Taking a Gap Year

November 2, 2023

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Recovery, Research, Young Adult


Navigating the Costs and Insurance Aspects of IOP Programs: A Comprehensive Guide

October 30, 2023

Posted in Insurance, Parent Support, Scholarship | $$$


ARISE®  Intervention: Healing the Whole Family

October 30, 2023

Posted in Interventions


What is the difference between an IOP VS PHP?

October 13, 2023

Posted in Blog Posts, Residential Treatment


Boarding Schools: Answering All Your Questions Through an Ultimate Guide

October 13, 2023

Posted in Blog Posts, Boarding Schools


What is a Therapeutic Gap Year (or Semester)?

September 20, 2023

Posted in Blog Posts, Gap Year | Career Counseling

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What Is Psychological Testing?

September 14, 2023

Posted in Insurance, Interviews, Parent Support, Research, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Discover the Top 9 Boarding Schools in New England

September 11, 2023

Posted in Blog Posts, Boarding Schools

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The Impact of School on Mental Health: Understanding its Importance for Students and the Effects of Bullying

July 24, 2023

Posted in Blog Posts, Research


The Top 9 Research-Based Reasons Social Media Affects Mental Health

July 1, 2023

Posted in Blog Posts, Research


9 Aspects of Gender Affirming Care In Residential Treatment for Young Adults

June 28, 2023

Posted in Blog Posts, LGBTQ+


Substance Use & the DSM-5: How to Differentiate Problematic Use

January 9, 2023

Posted in Therapeutic Experts


Therapeutic Boarding Schools – State Licenses & National Accreditation

January 2, 2023

Posted in Boarding Schools

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Life Skills for Autism: 5 Ways to Foster Independence in Your Teenager

December 16, 2022

Posted in Autism


The Pros and Cons of Mission Outreach vs. Christian Residential Treatment

December 1, 2022

Posted in Residential Treatment

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Where to Go for Help with Eating Disorders in Young Adults

November 29, 2022

Posted in Uncategorized

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Social Media and Depression in Teens: Red Flags & Tips for Parents

November 17, 2022

Posted in Research

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Knowing When to Seek Young Adult Mental Health Treatment

October 26, 2022

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Young Adult


Drug Rehab for Young Adults: Understanding Your Options and Available Programs

October 18, 2022

Posted in Recovery, Young Adult

Transporting A ‘Troubled Teen’ To Utah – Not Without a License!

October 11, 2022

Posted in Insurance, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy

Shortridge Academy

What are Therapeutic Boarding Schools? What You Need to Know Before Sending Your Teen

September 28, 2022

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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Wilderness Therapy for Young Adults: Benefits, Expectations, and Programs

September 21, 2022

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs without Them Shutting Down

August 24, 2022

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Young Adult

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Does Adventure Therapy Work? 5 Benefits of Wilderness Therapy for Troubled Teens

August 17, 2022

Posted in Uncategorized

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5 Online Support Groups for Parents Offered in 2022

July 27, 2022

Posted in Eating Disorders, Parent Support

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What is a Residential Treatment Center for Youth?

July 26, 2022

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment


7 Advantages to Being a Nationally Accredited Treatment Facility

July 22, 2022

Posted in Uncategorized


Why Parents Should Look For Accreditation When Seeking a Therapeutic Treatment Program – 7 Reasons

July 11, 2022

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Research, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy

Navigating Difficult Times in the Treatment and Transition Industry

Opinion: Navigating Difficult Times in the Treatment & Transition Industry

April 23, 2022

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

The Intersection of Faith and Teen Residential Treatment: Christian Treatment Options Blog Post

The Intersection of Faith and Teen Residential Treatment: Christian Treatment Options

April 10, 2022

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts

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What is a Recovery High School?

January 18, 2022

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment

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5 Questions You Must Ask to Verify Mental Health Insurance

December 14, 2021

Posted in Insurance, Residential Treatment, Scholarship | $$$, Wilderness Therapy

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Reflections: What Young Adult Wilderness Therapy Was Like For Me

December 1, 2021

Posted in Interventions, Interviews, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Oregon State Bill 749: How and Why to Register

November 9, 2021

Posted in Interventions, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy


Villa Santa Maria Closing Operations as of November 30th, 2021

November 4, 2021

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment


What’s a Learning Difference Boarding School? 5 Outstanding Outcomes

October 19, 2021

Posted in Autism, Boarding Schools, Parent Support


COVID Vaccination Rates Boarding Schools, Hospitals, Treatment, Gap Programs

September 23, 2021

Posted in Autism, Boarding Schools, Eating Disorders, Gap Year | Career Counseling, Interventions, LGBTQ+, Parent Support, Recovery, Research, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts


Before Hiring a Teen Transport, Read This

September 23, 2021

Posted in Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy

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What is an Educational Consultant or Therapeutic Consultant?

August 26, 2021

Posted in Eating Disorders, Gap Year | Career Counseling, Interventions, Parent Support, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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What Are the Dangers and Effects of Teen Alcohol Consumption?

August 26, 2021

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment

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Boarding Schools for Learning Disabilities: 3 Proven Approaches

August 12, 2021

Posted in Boarding Schools, Research, Residential Treatment


Teen Substance Abuse: 6 Tips for Concerned Parents

June 9, 2021

Posted in Eating Disorders, Interventions, Interviews, Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

What is substance abuse disorder and is it a disease?

What is Substance Abuse Disorder and is it a Disease?

May 11, 2021

Posted in Recovery, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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What Level of Care Does My Child Need? Understanding the Substance Abuse Levels of Care

April 19, 2021

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Recovery, Research, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Young Adult


Demystifying ‘Dual Diagnosis’ and ‘Co-Occurring’ Treatment for Young Adults

March 26, 2021

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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The 10 Types of Boarding Schools

February 13, 2021

Posted in Boarding Schools, Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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What Every Parent Should Know About Synthetic Cannabinoids

January 27, 2021

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Research

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The 3 Most Commonly Abused Drugs and Substances by Teens, and One To Watch For

December 16, 2020

Posted in Recovery, Residential Treatment

The Oliverian School from above

Seven Shocking Realizations of the First Year Boarding School Students

December 1, 2020

Posted in Boarding Schools, Residential Treatment, Young Adult


5 Reasons Traditional Boarding Schools Are a Good Option Post-Teen Treatment

November 18, 2020

Posted in Boarding Schools, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy

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4 Ways to Find a Therapist for My Teen

November 3, 2020

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Scholarship | $$$, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult


Tips to Vet “The Best” Therapeutic Boarding Schools in the US

October 29, 2020

Posted in Boarding Schools, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult


What Every Parent Needs to Know About Fentanyl

October 23, 2020

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult


Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

September 26, 2020

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Recovery, Teen Transport, Young Adult

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9 Things Parents Learn in Wilderness Therapy Programs

September 18, 2020

Posted in Interventions, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


12 Ways Teen Treatment Has Changed Since Paris Hilton Went to CEDU

August 27, 2020

Posted in Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts


Does Wilderness Therapy Work? Understanding the Research

August 5, 2020

Posted in Research, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


Why Boarding School is a Good COVID-19 Option

July 23, 2020

Posted in Boarding Schools, Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult


9 Outdated Half-Truths About the Troubled Teen Industry

July 17, 2020

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


10 Things Young Adults Don’t Expect from Wilderness Therapy

June 25, 2020

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


How to Talk with Your Kids about COVID-19

June 17, 2020

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Parent Support, Research


Treatment Program Comparison: Outward Bound vs. Wilderness Therapy

June 1, 2020

Posted in Research, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


College or Gap Year? How COVID-19 is Reshaping the Fall 2020 Semester

May 13, 2020

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult


Wilderness Therapy – Not Always the First Step in a Teen’s Treatment Process

May 8, 2020

Posted in Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


Boarding School: Is It Right For My Kid?

April 13, 2020

Posted in Boarding Schools, Insurance, Interventions, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Young Adult

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Best Therapy Podcasts: Wilderness Therapy & Adulting

March 18, 2020

Posted in Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Teen & Young Adult Treatment programs

March 2, 2020

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Parent Support, Research, Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


WWASP Programs: If It Bleeds, It Leads

December 12, 2019

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Teen Transport, Young Adult

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Neuropsychological Evaluation vs. Psychological Evaluation

October 3, 2019

Posted in Insurance, Parent Support, Research, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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131 Collegiate Recovery Communities and Growing

September 25, 2019

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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What is the YOQ (Youth Outcome Questionnaire)?

September 4, 2019

Posted in Insurance, Parent Support, Research

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18+ Wilderness Therapy Applicants? Ask these 28 Questions

August 15, 2019

Posted in Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Transgender Residential Treatment Requires Expertise

August 3, 2019

Posted in LGBTQ+, Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Insurance Billing: the 101 Course

July 16, 2019

Posted in Insurance, Residential Treatment, Scholarship | $$$, Therapeutic Experts

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Treatment to Transition – Think About a Gap Year

July 1, 2019

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Interventions, Teen Transport, Young Adult

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5 Signs of Video Game Addiction

June 11, 2019

Posted in Interventions, Recovery, Research, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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11 Lies Around Abuse in Wilderness Therapy Programs

May 15, 2019

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Navigating the Collegiate Recovery and Treatment World

May 1, 2019

Posted in Interventions, Research, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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Learning Disabilities: Is It Harmful To Label My Teen?

April 16, 2019

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Research, Scholarship | $$$, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts

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A Case For National Accreditation

April 1, 2019

Posted in Insurance, Parent Support, Research, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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Parenting: I Would Like a Do Over

March 25, 2019

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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A Practical Approach to Screen Time & Social Media

March 19, 2019

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Recovery, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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Max: Going to Treatment at 18

March 12, 2019

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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6 Tips for Students with Learning Differences in College

February 21, 2019

Posted in Autism, Gap Year | Career Counseling, Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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Accredited vs non-accredited, oh my.

January 31, 2019

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Scholarship | $$$, Teen Transport

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Epigenetics and How It Relates to Your Life

December 29, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Research, Therapeutic Experts

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An Open Letter & Plea to Therapists & Treatment Programs: Stop Having Parents Write ‘Impact Letters’

November 27, 2018

Posted in Autism, Interventions, Parent Support, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Mind the Gap: Why Consider a Gap Year?

September 19, 2018

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Parent Support, Young Adult

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If You Think Your Teen Is Using Drugs, Read This: Interview with the Founder of Gobi Support, Inc.

September 19, 2018

Posted in Interventions, Interviews, Parent Support, Teen Transport

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Healthy Teenage Boundaries – Taking Control

August 11, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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What is an Interventionist?

August 6, 2018

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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10 Clarifying Questions to Ask Wilderness Therapy Programs if Your Troubled Teen Has Learning Disabilities

July 21, 2018

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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You Have To Work With What You Have

July 17, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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The Passage of Time

June 8, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy

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Nearly Normal

May 31, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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It’s Fine

May 25, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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The Ultimate Glossary of Terms for LGBTQ+

March 23, 2018

Posted in LGBTQ+, Parent Support, Research, Young Adult

Beck Gee-Cohen

Concepts & Questions You Should Ask Transgender Treatment Programs

March 22, 2018

Posted in Interviews, LGBTQ+, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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What is the return on investment of teen treatment?

March 22, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Research, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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“I’m Not Going Anywhere…” When Teen Treatment Gets Messy

February 27, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

Apples and oranges

What Is The Difference Between A Therapeutic Boarding School (TBS) And A Residential Treatment Center (RTC)?

February 20, 2018

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts

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11 Questions for Parents to Ask A State Licenser, When Investigating Teen Treatment Programs

February 16, 2018

Posted in Autism, Interviews, Parent Support, Research, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy

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College Admissions vs. College Readiness ->10 Questions to Ask

February 6, 2018

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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How Much Do Young Adult Transitional-living Programs or Treatment Cost?

December 18, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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Relocate. Repair. Refocus. Required.

December 11, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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Family Weekend During Teen Treatment: New Communication Skills Take Shape

November 20, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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Family Weekend During Teen Treatment: We Are All In This Together

November 17, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment

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OCD Treatment in Real Life

November 11, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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The Price, Cost and Value Of Behavioral Healthcare

October 25, 2017

Posted in Residential Treatment, Scholarship | $$$, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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What Does a Treatment Center Do If There is a Sexual Accusation?

September 29, 2017

Posted in Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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The Teen Years: Residential Treatment Is Filled with Hope

September 28, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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How do I find Ethical Treatment Options?

September 21, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Marketing to Teens: Camel Cash, Marlboro, Budweiser & Beyond

August 17, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Research, Young Adult

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How Much Does Wilderness Therapy Cost?

August 1, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Research, Scholarship | $$$, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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6 Varieties of Emerging Adult Treatment

July 20, 2017

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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Getting Off a Destructive Path and Making the Choice For Treatment At 18

July 11, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

Mona Treadway

Treatment Options for Young Adults: A Conversation with Mona Treadway, Ph.D.

June 28, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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Why Self Care is Important

June 23, 2017

Posted in Parent Support

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Insider Tips: Treatment Center Online Reviews – Fact or Fiction?

June 19, 2017

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Alternative Therapy: The Manual Transmission For ADHD

May 23, 2017

Posted in Research

Britta Zimmer

Your Brain & Your Gut and How They Are Connected: an interview with Britta Zimmer, ND, Medical Director of Pacific Quest

May 4, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Research, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Amy, 22, Reflects On Teen Treatment

April 19, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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A Young Adult Voice

April 11, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Young Adult

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Can Your School System Help With Treatment Options? 8 Questions To Ask

March 31, 2017

Posted in Insurance, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Scholarship | $$$, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy

Holly Daniels

Conversation with Holly Daniels, PhD, LMFT about Young Adult Treatment

March 1, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Young Adult

Baby chick standing behind egg

Dyslexia: Chicken or Egg? The latest research

January 17, 2017

Posted in Parent Support, Research

Justin Luke Riley, CEO of Young People In Recovery, an interview

January 5, 2017

Posted in Interviews, Recovery, Young Adult

Sarah Shoemaker

Using Mindful Schools’ Tools In Residential Treatment

December 28, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts

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Transitioning from Teen Treatment to Young Adult — 5 Big Picture Ideas

December 19, 2016

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Mindfulness in the Classroom – a Strategy for Wellness & Life

December 13, 2016

Posted in Autism, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

Peter Allen

Emerging Adulthood is a Safer Approach

November 30, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Young Adult

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Turning 18 in Treatment: Where Do You Go – Teen Treatment Option or Young Adult? An interview with Shayna Abraham, M.A.

November 28, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Recovery, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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What is an Alternative Peer Group (APG)?

November 15, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Recovery, Young Adult

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Failure to Launch Syndrome is not a Syndrome

November 2, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Young Adult

Will White

Interview with Will White

October 25, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Research, Wilderness Therapy

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Treatment: Look On the Brighter Side of Things

October 18, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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Professional Development Occurs in Wilderness Therapy too

October 14, 2016

Posted in Research, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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True Story: 20 Surprises and Difficulties In the Real World, Post Treatment

September 27, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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What is the Outward Bound Intercept Program?

September 13, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Scholarship | $$$, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Sky’s the Limit Fund, Access Wilderness Therapy Treatment and Transitional Services

August 19, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Scholarship | $$$, Wilderness Therapy

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Parenting From the Heart: The Gift of Saying No

August 11, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Young Adult

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True Story: “Real World” Messier Than I Thought

July 27, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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True Story: A Girl’s Journey Into Treatment to Find Herself

July 20, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

Dr Brad Reedy

Interview with Evoke Therapy Programs co-founder Brad Reedy, Ph.D.

July 5, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

Emma Welch

Interview with Emma Welch, founder and owner of Rites of Passage Wilderness Therapy

June 30, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Scholarship | $$$, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

People rafting down a river

An Accidentally Therapeutic Experience vs An Intentionally Therapeutic Experience

June 21, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Understanding an Intervention

June 17, 2016

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Recovery, Teen Transport, Young Adult

Beads that read ASD

The Spectrum of Autism Spectrum Programs

June 15, 2016

Posted in Autism, Residential Treatment

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Executive Order 13658 Affects Finances of Wilderness Therapy

April 11, 2016

Posted in Residential Treatment, Scholarship | $$$, Wilderness Therapy

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InnerRoads Wilderness Program, Affordable Wilderness Therapy

April 8, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Scholarship | $$$, Wilderness Therapy

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Buyer Beware

March 29, 2016

Posted in Eating Disorders, Insurance, Parent Support, Young Adult

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Think About Your Parenting Style

February 22, 2016

Posted in Parent Support

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Keeping Wilderness Therapy Clients Safe in Winter

February 2, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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SavingTeens In Crisis

January 21, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support, Scholarship | $$$

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Keep It Simple

January 14, 2016

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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Interview with Mike Petree, Research Conversation Continues

January 12, 2016

Posted in Interviews, Research

Rachel Fortune

Risk Factors and Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders: An Interview with Newport Academy’s Medical Director, Rachel Fortune, MD

December 21, 2015

Posted in Eating Disorders, Interviews, Residential Treatment

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How Can my Teen Miss Their Favorite Holiday? What happens in Wilderness Therapy during the holidays

December 9, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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What Happens At Treatment Centers Over The Holidays?

December 7, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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Interview with Dana Taylor: Treatment & Recovery for Women

November 23, 2015

Posted in Interviews, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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The Importance of Multicultural Awareness in Residential Treatment Settings

November 12, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy

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Anonymous Crisis Text Line for Today’s Struggling Teens

November 3, 2015

Posted in Parent Support

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Standardized Testing Predicts Almost Nothing About A Student

October 29, 2015

Posted in Research

John Souza

Interview with John Souza, LMFT at Pacific Quest

October 27, 2015

Posted in Interviews, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Educating Youth with Chronic Pain about Their Risks with Alcohol and Marijuana

October 22, 2015

Posted in Recovery

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The Controversy over E-Cigarette Regulation Focuses on Minors

October 20, 2015

Posted in Research, Young Adult

Hands coming together

Does Social Skills Training for Teenagers with High-Functioning Autism Actually Help?

October 15, 2015

Posted in Autism

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How Safe Is Your Safe for Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse?

October 13, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery

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Marijuana Use among College Students Has Surpassed Addiction to Cigarettes

October 8, 2015

Posted in Gap Year | Career Counseling, Recovery, Research, Young Adult

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Girls on Their Own: Gender Disparities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of High-Functioning Autism

October 5, 2015

Posted in Autism

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The Helicopter Parent Revisited – And What Comes Next…

September 29, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Young Adult

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Can Marijuana Treat Your Child’s Seizures without Getting Them High?

September 24, 2015

Posted in Recovery, Research

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New Lifestyles Announces It Will Close December 20, 2015

September 23, 2015

Posted in Autism, Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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Under the Influence: Drunk Driving Arrests Down & Drugged Driving Up!

September 22, 2015

Posted in Recovery, Research

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Locus of Control: Why Treatment Requires Repetition

September 17, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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Treatment Research: An Education with Katie Massey

September 15, 2015

Posted in Interviews, Research, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

Transgender flag

5 Insights Gained as I Began to Explore the World of Transgender (Ken Cuave, PsyD)

September 10, 2015

Posted in Autism, LGBTQ+, Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

Data regarding substance abuse

My Teen Is Using Substances. How Do I Know When and If To Intervene?

September 1, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery

Puzzle pieces laying flat

Online Parent Coaching Courses, a New Resource for Parents

August 25, 2015

Posted in Interviews, Parent Support

The power of choice

Interview with Irene Kotter from Chateau Recovery about SMART Recovery

August 17, 2015

Posted in Interviews, Recovery, Residential Treatment

Bill Lane

What is a Transport? Interview with Bill Lane

August 7, 2015

Posted in Interviews, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts

Collage of various vehicles

What IS an assisted enrollment?

July 30, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Interviews, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy

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A vs B + X = ? How To Decide Which Treatment Program Is The Right Treatment Program

July 24, 2015

Posted in Residential Treatment

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More Damning Research About Synthetic Weed

July 15, 2015

Posted in Recovery

Migraine symptoms and stages

Headaches – Mind & Body

July 9, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Research

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Caution: the danger of adult prescriptions for Children and Adolescents

July 7, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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When Does Your Teen Need A Residential Placement?

July 2, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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“I Just Want Him To Be Happy…”

June 30, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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Planning for the Long Term: Top 5 Questions for Teen Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Programs

June 25, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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Testing 2.0 – A Crash Course in Statistics

June 24, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Research, Residential Treatment

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Give It a Rest!

June 18, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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Top 11 Questions for Families to ask Young Adult Transitional Living facilities for ASD

June 17, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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Top 10 Characteristics of a Good Consultant

June 11, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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The Ugly Middle– when you know treatment and change is happening

June 10, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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The Forest and the Trees: Which Wilderness for My Family?

June 4, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy

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Dress Code Debates get louder

June 2, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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Top Questions to Ask Admissions Before Enrolling Your Young Adult or Adolescent/Pre-Teen in a Wilderness Therapy Program

May 29, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Sometimes, More is Just More: the admissions process

May 26, 2015

Posted in Autism, Gap Year | Career Counseling, LGBTQ+, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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The Devil You Know: Adding Safety to Teen Transports

May 22, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Teen Transport

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Does Your Baggage Fit Under the Seat In Front of You?

May 19, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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We Have Met the Enemy and… It is Us

May 15, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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Actually, They Seem Pretty Darn Happy

May 13, 2015

Posted in Residential Treatment

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Kratom: Taking South Florida By Storm

May 11, 2015

Posted in Recovery

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A Brief History of Interventions

May 7, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts

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Top Questions to Ask an Educational Consultant or Interventionist

May 5, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Recovery, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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Independent Outcome Research — with Mike Petree

May 2, 2015

Posted in Interviews, Research

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Developmental Theories: Background on Therapeutic Models

April 30, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Research, Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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The Range of Wilderness Therapy: seeing the forest AND the trees

April 28, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Powered Alcohol “Palcohol” Coming This Summer!

April 24, 2015

Posted in Recovery

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Executive What? 5 Things You Should Know About Executive Functioning

April 21, 2015

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The Alphabet Soup Of Special Education – What You Need To Know to Get Started

April 16, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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What Sort of Communication Should I Expect From My Child’s Program?

April 15, 2015

Posted in Residential Treatment, Wilderness Therapy

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Male Eating Disorders Are A “Paradox”

April 9, 2015

Posted in Eating Disorders

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What Does My Child’s Testing and Diagnosis Mean? (And what it doesn’t mean.)

April 7, 2015

Posted in Uncategorized

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Parent Coaching, 4: Alumni Residential Treatment Therapists

April 2, 2015

Posted in Parent Support

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The Dignity of Risk – Young Adult Programming in the 21st Century

March 26, 2015

Posted in Young Adult

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When Do You Change Your Netflix Password?

March 24, 2015

Posted in Young Adult

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Parent Coaching, 3: What is a Certified Parent Coach?

March 19, 2015

Posted in Parent Support

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Paws, Pats, and Pets in Residential Therapy

March 18, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy

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Eating Disorders – 5 Facts

March 16, 2015

Posted in Eating Disorders, Research

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Parent Coaching, 2: Wrap Around Companies Supporting Family or Teen or Young Adult

March 11, 2015

Posted in Parent Support

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Parent Coaching Overview: 3 Different Approaches & 7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring A Parent Coach

March 6, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Therapeutic Experts

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The Lost Art Of Conversation?

March 4, 2015

Posted in Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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Porn Education Is Needed Now More Than Ever

February 26, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Young Adult

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“But It’s Medical!”

February 21, 2015

Posted in Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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How Did We Get Here?

February 17, 2015

Posted in Parent Support

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How Can a Residential Program Be Considered “College Prep”?

February 12, 2015

Posted in Residential Treatment

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Teen Sexting

February 10, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Research, Young Adult

Pile of puzzle pieces

Which Type of Residential School Will Best Fit My Teen?

February 6, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment

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What Isaac Newton Knew About Struggling Teens

February 3, 2015

Posted in Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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What Will the Neighbors Say?

January 30, 2015

Posted in Parent Support

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Why Your Child Isn’t Going To Be “Fixed” By a Residential Program

January 23, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Young Adult

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Why Trying Harder Isn’t Helping Your Struggling Teen

January 21, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy

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The Controversy Around Pharmacology as an Adjunct in Addiction Programs

January 20, 2015

Posted in Interventions, Recovery, Research, Teen Transport, Young Adult

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Learning Differences – Challenges Can Extend Far Beyond the Classroom

January 17, 2015

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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Full Disclosure: Just Do It

January 14, 2015

Posted in Parent Support

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How Wilderness Works – By Making Things Real

December 27, 2014

Posted in Parent Support, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult


ARISE Intervention: A Process, not an Event

December 5, 2014

Posted in Interventions, Parent Support, Recovery, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts

Crossroads in the woods

“Sorry I could not travel both”: the final decision of which treatment program

November 24, 2014

Posted in Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts, Wilderness Therapy

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The Pace of Nature: the intentional slowness of a wilderness therapy intervention works profoundly well

November 12, 2014

Posted in Interventions, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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The Spectrum of Eating Disorder Treatments

November 12, 2014

Posted in Eating Disorders, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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The pot your kids are smoking is NOT the pot of your high school days

November 8, 2014

Posted in Recovery, Research, Young Adult

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Caveat emptor! Addictions Treatment Is Becoming Very Big Business For Some

November 6, 2014

Posted in Recovery, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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30 Mins More Sleep Is Smart Vote For Virginia School Board!

November 1, 2014

Posted in Research, Scholarship | $$$, Young Adult

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Why Wilderness Programs Use Rolling Admissions

October 29, 2014

Posted in Interventions, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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The Magic of Fire-Making In Wilderness

October 20, 2014

Posted in Interventions, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy, Young Adult

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Steve Jobs Had Boundaries Around Electronics, So Shouldn’t You Parents?

October 11, 2014

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Young Adult

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Being The Identified Patient, For Everyone’s Sake

October 11, 2014

Posted in Parent Support, Young Adult

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ADHD: Psychotherapy vs Meds, In A Battle That Shouldn’t Be Happening

October 4, 2014

Posted in Research, Therapeutic Experts, Young Adult

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re: Social Anxiety: CBT Compares Favorably To SSRIs, In New John Hopkins Study

October 4, 2014

Posted in Research, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Experts

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Behaviorism, from a dog’s perspective

October 4, 2014

Posted in Interventions, Teen Transport, Wilderness Therapy

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Yoga Focuses On “Tension” (But Not In The Sense Of Stress Or Tightness)

October 4, 2014

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Young Adult

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Questions To Ask When Touring Teen Residential Programs

August 30, 2014

Posted in Parent Support, Residential Treatment, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts

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10 Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Teen Transport Company

August 30, 2014

Posted in Parent Support, Recovery, Teen Transport, Therapeutic Experts

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