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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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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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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Teen & Tech: Helping your teen connect in real life

We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about teens and technology at Shelterwood. Today’s young people are deeply impacted by almost unlimited online access, smartphones and social media. Always-on technology can be a powerful tool for connection and an enemy of true social engagement. Melissa Winston is a
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Shelterwood Earns Elite Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

On June 28th, Shelterwood was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit health-care accrediting organization that sets quality-care and patient-safety standards for hospitals, home health care providers, nursing care centers, and more.  The Joint Commission has been accrediting
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Three ways to help back-to-school anxiety

The last few weeks of summer can be tough on the whole family. As preparations for the school year go into overdrive, so can teens’ stress and anxiety. The trepidation can come from a multitude of sources: academic pressures, fear of failure and the possibility of bullying are common reasons
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