Five Ways to Help Your Teen Confront Bullying

Despite nationwide efforts to fight the bullying epidemic, current research says prevalence rates are as high as 36 percent. In addition, more than one in five teens report being bullied specifically at school. Jessica Wood, licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director at Shelterwood, says she’s seeing an increase in the
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Why So Many Students Refuse to Attend School

In the 2013-14 school year, over 6 million students missed 15 or more days of school, equating to 14% of the student population. Chad Smith, Shelterwood’s Program Director, is proactively addressing “chronic absenteeism” at both the student and community level. Across the nation, struggles with mental and emotional health are
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Haiti Trip Leads to Heart Change for Teens

Shelterwood’s trips to Haiti are transformative experiences for the teens of Shelterwood, and this summer’s expedition was no different. At the beginning of June, a group of teens, staff and alumni traveled on the 11th Shelterwood Haiti trip. They spent their days visiting orphanages and learning what it means to
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Meet Rujon Morrison

As Shelterwood Executive Director, Rujon Morrison leads program operations, the team of Shelterwood Directors, intake assessments and much more. “Keeping an open mind is key,” Rujon says, “We can always get better, we can always create something more excellent as we face new challenges.”  Meet Rujon Morrison, and discover how
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