Planning for a Successful Academic School Year


At the beginning of each school year, you shop for school supplies and new clothes to make sure that your child is physically prepared for the new academic year, but do you help them prepare for academic success? How can […]

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Preparing Your Child to Go Back to School After Treatment


Going back to school can be exciting but can also cause anxiety for teens. There is the academic element, including preparing for college and adulthood, but the social aspect can cause a lot of pressure, too. Imagine, then, how much […]

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Suicide in the LGBTQIA+ Community


Suicide has become one of the leading causes of death among adolescents in the United States. Among LGBTQIA+ teens, the risk of suicide is even higher than in their cisgender and heterosexual peers. Yet there is evidence that demonstrates how […]

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Making a Difference With Social Media


We live in a world where one person can make a significant difference in the world. Thanks to social media, even children and teens have the opportunity to reach hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people and make their voices […]

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Supporting Teens With Gender and Sexual Identity Issues


In a world where society expects everyone to be cisgender or heterosexual, many LGBTQIA+ teens struggle with their identities. They may feel confused as to why they are different, and they may feel isolated because they are not like everyone […]

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Using Social Media for Support in Recovery


When you hear the words “social media” within the context of teen usage, what comes to your mind? Many parents may think of the large amount of time their child spends on social media or the negative effects of internet […]

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Educating Yourself About LGBTQIA+ Issues


Adolescents who identify as any of the more than 100 gender identities or the more than 100 sexual orientations often feel lonely and marginalized. When they are seeking help for addiction or mental health issues, they are looking to you […]

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The Power of Drum Therapy


When looking for ways to connect with adolescent clients, the complementary music therapy of drumming can be powerful. Although some teens may be skeptical at first, those who have participated have reported positive results, including improved self-expression. Drum circles and […]

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How to Deal With Side Effects of Medication


When your child has a mental health disorder, psychiatric medications can be life-changing. These medications can offer stability, normalcy, and the ability to function on a daily basis to those who would otherwise be debilitated by the symptoms of their […]

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Catching the Wave of Surf Therapy


When it comes to experiential therapies, surf therapy can be very appealing to adolescent clients. The appeal is helpful, but surf therapy itself actually has many benefits in the treatment of both substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health disorders. […]

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