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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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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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 Charissa Swindoll Gaither

Charissa Swindoll Gaither is Shelterwood’s first Director of Advancement and Donor Experience. She is tasked with gathering stories from families who have had experiences with Shelterwood and connecting people who believe in Shelterwood’s mission with opportunities to further it. “My job is to be on the road, all over the
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Five Ways to Help Teens Set Better Goals

We all know the success rates for New Year’s resolutions are abysmal. We start the year off with so much hope and, just days later, are back to our old habits. Goal-setting is hard enough for adults. It can be even more difficult for teens, especially if they are facing
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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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Holiday anxiety: How to help your teen

The holidays can deliver cheer and stress, wonder and anxiety, big highs and crushing lows. These seasonal swings can be disorienting for adults, but for teens, who experience emotions even more intensely, they can be downright destabilizing. Therapist Jeremy Lotz (MA, LPC, NCC) says the holidays can be especially hard
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How to Thrive Not Survive the Holidays as a Family

The most wonderful time of the year can feel, well, overwhelming for a lot of families. Holiday stress can be especially acute when a family has experienced big changes. Even positive shifts, such as sobriety or getting treatment for mental health, can make a family rethink their seasonal traditions, expectations
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Announcing our successful re-accreditation

Shelterwood is pleased to announce our official AdvancED re-accreditation, awarded in July 2017. This five-year designation builds on our previous 20 years of accreditation, and affirms our commitment to academic excellence and ongoing improvement. “This is something we are very excited about,” shares Shelterwood Principal John Lawrence. “As we continue
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