Author Archives: Jeff Brain

8 vital skills from a mother’s perspective

Check out this interesting and informative article from “Survival Mom” She hits the mark dead on.  We should all be focusing on these with the children and adolescents we are responsible for – both by teaching and modeling.

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Must Read for Parents!

Simply the best books on the market today for parents with children in treatment, at risk for out of home placement, or considering residential treatment.   Hold On to Your Kids, Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers, Gordon … Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished…

Although the years I spent at FFS and Allynwood Academy were some of the most rewarding in my 25+ year career, there are those who remain intent on sullying the reputation of the school and myself, based on their own … Continue reading

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Help Blog Revived

How time flies – it’s been 2½ years!  So much has happened, but the blog is best to provide meaningful help and resources to families seeking to help their struggling son or daughter. Here is a brief recap: The Family … Continue reading

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Alynwood Academy checklist for parents highlighted in Teen Life publication

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Allynwood Academy at Carnegie Hall

Allynwood Academy’s music director, Paul Geer, will lead the Golden Hat Foundation choir on November 16 at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City. The celebrity fundraising event supports actress Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation, which celebrates the intellectual … Continue reading

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Allynwood Academy – details

Accreditation: Allynwood is committed to providing the best and most effective education, recovery and therapeutic services to our students and to maintain the highest ethical standards. To ensure adherence to professional best practices and standards, Allynwood is accredited through the … Continue reading

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More than a name change – Allynwood Academy

What has changed? • Lower and tiered tuition structure – costs decrease as a student moves from platform to platform. As students successfully manage incremental increases in freedom, choice and independence, tuition costs decrease as students need less structure and … Continue reading

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Introducing Allynwood Academy

Review our new brochure at http://allynwoodacademy.uberflip.com/i/186516. Allynwood Academy, a name which corresponds to our new program design, will provide three different platforms of structure, choices, privileges and freedoms to meet the needs of our students both when they begin their … Continue reading

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Can I trust the admissions director?

Most parents recognize that quality schools and programs have independent oversight from either licensing or accrediting organizations (depending on state), and that provides some measure of confidence that the school is adhering to established standards of professional best practice and … Continue reading

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