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Anxiety in Teens: How Parents can Identify Anxiety Symptoms in Teens

Posted on April 29, 2020

In unpredictable situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone, including children and teens, can feel a little anxious. When will I return to school? When can I see my friends? Will I be able to attend college in the fall? Although anxiety is common during uncertain times, some children might need more help understanding and managing their worry.

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White Named Campus Director

Posted on January 08, 2020

"Rick has committed his life to helping students overcome adversity and achieve their educational goals. After joining the company in 2014, he quickly became one of our top leaders." - Karen Lee, President & CEO

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Abandonment Issues Treatment

Posted on October 22, 2019

It’s difficult to explain a child’s feelings of abandonment to loving parents who believe they have provided everything for their child, but sometimes what a child knows and what a child feels are two very different emotions.

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Is your teen vaping? Vaping health risks are worse for teens

Posted on September 30, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control couldn’t be more clear about it: Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, is especially unsafe for teens. The high nicotine levels make vaping extremely addictive and, according to Penny Baker, LPC-S, teens are more susceptible to addiction because their brains are still developing. Baker is Director of Clinical Services for Elk River Treatment Program for adolescents. She has spent decades working with teens in the residential treatment industry.

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How to Spot Alcohol or Drug Activity

Posted on September 26, 2017

Teenagers are creative in many ways - not always best for their well being. Parents are advised to investigate if their teen is exhibiting mood changes, changing friends or becoming secretive. You have every right to protect your child from harm.

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