Monthly Archives: June 2009

A campus tour checklist for parents – F…

A campus tour checklist for parents – For years, I have worked with parents of troubled teens and struggling teens as they have searched for therapeutic boarding schools. This is one of the most difficult decisions parents make on behalf … Continue reading

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The college prep boarding school for tro…

The college prep boarding school for troubled teens that I represented is a member of the New York Boarding School Association. This is a group of 11 boarding schools in New York who share their expertise and resources to promote … Continue reading

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Cutting is a frequently encountered prob…

Cutting is a frequently encountered problem in troubled teen girls. An increasing number of at risk teens secretly cut, scratch or burn their skin in an attempt to feel better. They damage their skin purposely and voluntarily as a way … Continue reading

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In the past week, I have spoken to 3 alu…

In the past week, I have spoken to 3 alumni of our therapeutic boarding school which is a college prep boarding school for at risk teens. I found the difference between the alumni interesting. One is angry and upset with … Continue reading

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Families Anonymous is a 12-step group fo…

Families Anonymous is a 12-step group for anyone whose life has been adversely affected by another person’s use of drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. It is a powerful support for parents with struggling teens. The Family Foundation School, a … Continue reading

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Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents: …

Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents: I attended an exciting conference today sponsored by The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources. Over 300 professionals were in attendance. Dr. Bert Pepper, Founder and Executive Director of the Information Exchange presented an informative keynote … Continue reading

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Center for Living. I attended an Open H…

Center for Living. I attended an Open House this morning at NYC’s premier IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) called Center for Living. It is a comprehensive program providing recovery treatment services to adolescents and young adults aged 13-21. The Center for … Continue reading

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