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10 Harsh Realities Shared by For-Profit Owners of the Troubled Teen Industry

Open Letter from the perspective of current “Troubled Teen” owners and operators.   To Whom It May Concern,  The past few years have been tumultuous. More than ever, people – especially Gen Z– are skeptical of churches, schools, teachers, businesses, government officers, and police. The traditional helpers of society are being scrutinized more than ever, […]

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What Is Psychological Testing?

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After reading this blog, you will better understand the basics of psychological assessment, who administers psychological testing, the subspecialties of psychological testing and what sort of testing you or your child might need. […]

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What is a Recovery High School?

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Recovery High Schools give adolescents in recovery a safe, sober environment in which to attend high school classes with other teens who are also in recovery, and earn a diploma. Recovery high schools erase many of the negative peer pressures adolescents might face in a standard public high schools. […]

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Reflections: What Young Adult Wilderness Therapy Was Like For Me

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A year ago I was living at home taking online classes, at home, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic… but lost the motivation to finish classes I had started on campus. The largest change in my life has been the amount of confidence I have gained through this treatment program. […]

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Teen Substance Abuse: 6 Tips for Concerned Parents

A mother’s experience from having two children in active addiction… 6 hopes she has for other families and what she learned, no one is too smart, too rich, too good-looking, or otherwise disqualified from developing a dependency. […]

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A Practical Approach to Screen Time & Social Media

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Each generation of teenagers is faced with unique challenges and difficulties specific to their peer group and time in history. What seems to be a universal experience and major roadblock to all generations is navigating the seemingly never-ending pool of “things” that their parents are afraid of. […]

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

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Kim and his wife could not find any programs that were a suitable consequence for one of their children who was experimenting with substance use. He saw an opportunity to create a prevention / intervention program that would reach kids where they lived, online and through their smartphones. […]

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

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Wilderness Therapy programs may not have all the answers to these 10 questions, however asking them of the admissions team and hearing their responses will help you compare one wilderness therapy program to another… It is also very important to keep learning differences on the front burner. […]

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Concepts & Questions You Should Ask Transgender Treatment Programs

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The continuum of understanding around “transgender” depends on a variety of factors, including acquaintance with someone who identifies as transgender, as well as personal views about human identity and tolerance for differences. Following is well-informed advice for parents researching programs. […]

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