“We All Had Our Part in the Healing”

Terri Scardino suffered the all too common experience of being the child of an alcoholic parent. By the time she was an adult, she had lost both a brother and a nephew to suicide. She was determined not to succumb to alcoholism or addiction herself, so when her son, Giovanni,
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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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Tips to Help Your Teen Relieve Stress

Today, more than a quarter of teens say they experience extreme stress, and more than a third say they expect their stress levels to increase in the year to come. Parents agree: nearly 40% of parents say their teen is experiencing high levels of stress from school. Often parents respond
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Announcing Summer at Shelterwood

For struggling teens, summer can bring a variety of challenges. Without the organized activities and rhythms of the school year, summer can be a vulnerable season. When your teen is struggling, all you want is your child back — and Summer at Shelterwood can mark the first step towards real
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Homework Struggles? How to Coach Your Teen

With Spring Break in the rearview mirror and summer vacation around the corner, this time of year marks the home stretch for academics. Yet it can also spell challenges for your teen. It is easy to lose momentum, and your teen may be feeling discouraged. Has homework become a daily
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Meet Lloyd Rindels

As the Director of Training and Leadership Development, Lloyd Rindels leads the Shelterwood Mentor program. “Working at Shelterwood with the entire staff, teachers and residential directors has been such a rich and rewarding experience. Everyone here loves God and loves what they do even when it is hard.” Meet Lloyd
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Finding Identity Beyond Social Media

Teen life today involves more social media now than ever. Research finds that 94 percent of teens go online daily, and 74 percent of teens use more than one social platform. While social media creates connections in creative, fun ways (think: Snapchat face filters!), it also has many risks. Teens are
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