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8 Myths About Taking a Gap Year

Despite the known personal and academic benefits of taking a gap year after high school, at present, only about 1% of Americans take advantage of the opportunity. Compare that figure to upwards of 50% of young people in countries like Denmark and Turkey, or in the UK, where taking deliberate time out has become an […]

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What is a Therapeutic Gap Year (or Semester)?

A therapeutic gap year, also known as a “gap year with therapeutic support,” is a period of time typically taken by young adults, often after high school or during college, to focus on personal growth, healing, and addressing mental health or emotional challenges. During a therapeutic gap year, individuals may engage in various therapeutic activities […]

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

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Mental health struggles, addiction and other difficult life circumstances take their toll and can quickly feel unmanageable on your own. If you resonate with that, wilderness therapy for young adults can be an immensely helpful experience. Keep reading to discover the benefits of wilderness therapy […]

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

Parents and referring professionals are looking for Covid management data too. Why? To assist with a family’s research, insight, information gathering, in this ever-changing world that we live in, regardless of the age of their child and setting. […]

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What is an Educational Consultant or Therapeutic Consultant?

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The term “Educational Consultant” harkens back to the early days of placements in traditional prep schools and elite colleges. The vocation now includes Therapeutic Consultants, Behavioral Health Consultants, Interventionists or simply Referring Professionals. […]

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10 Things Young Adults Don’t Expect from Wilderness Therapy

Many young adults think they know what “wilderness” will be – they might expect to gain some insight about themselves and experience personal growth. However, upon beginning their journey, they are pleased to find surprises that further enrich their experience and prepares them for adulthood. […]

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

What if college does not start this fall? What does online college for freshmen look like? Is this going to be an academic gap semester? What are the options for young people to have college classes AND get out of their homes and utilize this moment? […]

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

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According to the Washington Post, an extremely contagious new coronavirus was detected in China during the last days of 2019. The disease, now named COVID-19 (“COronoVirus Infectious Disease 2019”)…

What are teen treatment and young adult programs doing to get ready? […]

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131 Collegiate Recovery Communities and Growing

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There are presently 131 safe, supportive communities that are part of a University or College campus for students in Recovery around the country, according to Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). Soak that in readers, 131 and GROWING. Judge them wisely. […]

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