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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Rebuild: When behavioral change becomes heart change

Shelterwood’s treatment plan begins with the Rebalance Intensive Assessment™, designed to give your teen and your family space, safety and rest. During the Rebalance phase, the Shelterwood team determines the causes underlying your teen’s struggles and crafts a healthy path forward. After Rebalance, the second phase of treatment is Rebuild,
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Meet Melissa Winston

Melissa Winston is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose specialty is understanding how relationship systems impact individual teens. Her skill and wisdom make her an integral team member for our Shelterwood families. “We are trained to help create change in the systems,” Melissa explains. “That’s really tough, especially with
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Self-Love: Why it matters, how to encourage it

We spend a good portion of February inundated with all kinds of messages, commercials, stories and songs about love. Most of these are about romantic love, and, let’s be honest, most of them are simplistic and designed to sell you something. At Shelterwood, we take love seriously. We think unconditional
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Shelterwood’s fully accredited academics stand out

John Lawrence has been a principal at Shelterwood since August 2005 and works hard to deliver academic excellence at Shelterwood. One aspect of delivering quality education is staying on the cutting edge of accreditation. In the beginning, Shelterwood was accredited by the North Central Association, which now lives under the
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