Shelterwood’s research awarded the NATSAP Gold Seal

Shelterwood is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and a recipient of NATSAP’s Gold Seal.  “The gold seal recognizes research-designated programs,” says Amy Hobson, Shelterwood’s research coordinator. “These are programs that continually gather information to assess their effectiveness in meeting the needs of clients,
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Meet Nate Rayburn

Nate Rayburn is a therapist at Shelterwood with experience treating addiction, attachment disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and more. But a decade ago, he was a recent Oklahoma State University graduate, unsure of how he wanted to put his psychology degree to work. That’s when he heard about Shelterwood’s mentorship
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Set the Tone for a Positive Summer with your Teen

Summertime can be a time of fun and freedom for families. Summer can also trigger conflict born out of too much unstructured time, competing priorities and even good, old-fashioned boredom. When family members are also struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or other mental health issues, summer days can become more
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Family Retreats Nurture Restoration

Family retreats are a highlight of the Shelterwood year. In the spring and fall, families gather at Shelterwood to learn, reconnect and grow together. Boys’ and girls’ families meet on separate weekends in April and October over four days of intentional activities and quality downtime together. Why Family Retreats? The
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Meet Calandra Travis

Calandra Travis is an assistant residential manager at Shelterwood, where she mentors female students and helps the residential managers create a therapeutic house environment. She began as a mentor in August 2017 and stayed on in her new role after her year contract was up. “My main priority is the
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Four Questions to Guide your Admissions Journey

The Shelterwood admissions journey is different for every family. Some parents might call when their child is in crisis and arrive on campus within a week. Some parents might be in touch with Shelterwood for years before deciding their teenager is ready for residential treatment. There’s no right or wrong
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