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Testing 2.0 – A Crash Course in Statistics

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Despite knowing that your child is bright, you are starting to see their grades slip, even with hard work and dedication in class. He is growing increasingly anxious, frustrated, withdrawn, and school resistant. Behavior is beginning to take a turn for the worse. Get some Educational testing! […]

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

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There is starting to be more and more research for Young Adults (YA) on the spectrum and how to serve them in high school and out of high school. Thinking and planning for young adulthood after treatment is of paramount importance. […]

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

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It is not a clinical phase or event, but in 10 years of supporting families through choosing a program and placement — it happens every time. It occurs when change truly starts happening for the teen or young adult and the family system is called upon to do “their” individual and family work […]

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

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You are looking for information and facts to quantify something that is not easily quantifiable. These are just some of the questions you will have — call the admissions contact multiple times. Hire a professional (consultant or interventionist that knows the program and the process. […]

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

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When you, as a parent, are in crisis, your head is spinning. You are looking for information and facts to quantify an organic system. These “top questions” are just some of the questions you will have — call the admissions contact often! Hire a professional who knows the program and the process. […]

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Sometimes, More is Just More: the admissions process

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We hear it all the time: cut to the chase, just the fact, bullet points, simplify, less is more. And it’s true – usually. Except for when it isn’t – for example, in the admissions process for a residential behavioral health program. […]

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The Devil You Know: Adding Safety to Teen Transports

I did a therapeutic transport this week, which, if things go well, looks like simply conveying an child (in airport parlance – “accompanying a minor”) from home to program; it’s convivial, an informal responsibility.
But the therapeutic nature of these transports includes profound responsibility. […]

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