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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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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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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Meet Dr. Dan Harris

As Shelterwood’s Social Studies teacher, Dr. Dan Harris loves creating lessons where true connection and learning come together. “I’m looking for those few moments when you get to do some real teaching, when all of a sudden they are interested in something, and you get to go beyond,” Dan says.
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Retreats Make a Big Impact on Teens

Sometimes change can happen just by changing your point of view. Shelterwood’s Jeremy Stanley understands the power of shifting your perspective. He has seen it play out in his life, and he has watched it work in the lives of teens. He plans retreats and mission trips designed to help
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Horticulture Program Helps Teens Grow

Shelterwood’s horticulture program began, appropriately, with a small seed of an idea: Executive Director Rujon Morrison wanted to transform the empty space behind the girls’ house into something more beautiful and useful: a prayer garden. “I had a vision for a raised-bed garden with a cross in the middle,” Rujon
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Meet Erikka Dunn

As the Girls’ House Director, Erikka Dunn’s leadership and therapeutic residential treatment experience combines perfectly with her passion for helping teen girls grow into confident, independent young women. Erikka began at Shelterwood as a Residential Manager in July and began her new position in September. She was drawn to Shelterwood
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