Five Ways to Support Your Teen in Therapy

You’ve done the hard work of finding a therapist who fits your troubled teen’s needs—at a residential treatment center like Shelterwood or in an outpatient setting. Now you want to do everything you can to support their healing. Here are five ways you can collaborate with your child’s therapist to
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A Search for Identity: Treating Substance Abuse in Teens

Shelterwood clients have arrived on all points of the substance-abuse spectrum. Some have been experimenting. Some have been addicted for years. The faith-based residential treatment center helps them all find self-worth and sobriety.  “We want every kid to leave here understanding what their risk factors are for developing or maintaining
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Mentorship: The power of being known

Shelterwood’s unique mentoring program helps support struggling teens through positive, caring relationships.  “We bring in young adult men and women who are just a few years ahead of our kids,” Elizabeth Ducker, Girls Residential Director, says. “They’ve had life experience and stepped into adulthood. They are young enough that they
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How to Talk to Teens about Snapchat and TikTok

At Shelterwood, we see the toll unlimited tech and social media access can have on teens. Unhealthy technology practices can trigger or worsen mental health struggles like depression and anxiety. They can exacerbate bullying, and leave kids feeling like there’s no safe place to escape from peer pressure and social
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Meet Kimberly Fielding

Therapist and Director of Training Kimberly Fielding says her favorite part of her job is being able to pour into the lives of her younger co-workers.  “I’ve got to give into peoples’ lives, or I’ll stagnate and wither,” Kimberly says.  It’s an advantageous perspective for someone in charge of the
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Crime victim compensation helps fund teen healing

Shelterwood walks beside families in their darkest moments, including when teenagers and their families are struggling to recover from a traumatizing crime.  LaTisha Robinson is a residential therapist with extensive experience helping victimized young people process, grieve and heal. The majority of the teens LaTisha works with have experienced some
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