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What is an Interventionist?

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A model’s efficacy depends on the interventionist’s preparation, flexibility and communications. So, what does it mean to supervise an intervention, and to be an interventionist? Fortunately, there are clear, recognized best-practices for professional interventions, along with plenty of nuance. […]

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

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The short answer is, it depends on the state and how the state licenses residential programming. There is no national standard and so each of our fifty states have the responsibility to set their own licensure requirements for private-pay residential programming; many states divide up the enforc… […]

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

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As part of the process of identifying the best treatment option for your child it is worth your time to call the state regulator and have a 10 – 15 minute phone call with the local regulatory authority, whose purpose is to protect consumers of licensed programs (in this case, you, and your child). […]

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How do I find Ethical Treatment Options?

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To paraphrase P.T. Barnum, when there is money to be made, some people do illegal and unethical things. In other words profit invites innovation but in the wrong hands, it also invites expedience and greed.
As All Kinds of Therapy warned in 2015, this remains a buyer beware market. […]

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

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If you search for any treatment center that works with teens or young adults that has been around for longer than a minute, you will find negative information online about them… Now, frankly, some of these reviews might be spot on, but others are far from the truth. […]

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Amy, 22, Reflects On Teen Treatment

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I had been getting into trouble in my classes for misbehaving. Honesty was never been a struggle… [I enrolled] at a wilderness program. It was just what I needed at this time, and helped me realize what was going on in my life and why I had strayed off of the path I wanted to be on. […]

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

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Many people think that treatment – like the options that advertise on All Kinds of Therapy – are for the 1% of families who can easily afford private-pay care. Truthfully, some of the students who enroll are from the one percent – and many are not. How do ‘regular people’ afford treatment? […]

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