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What is FASD?
June 20, 2017

What is FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the broad terms for a spectrum of disorders that can occur in a child whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Children, adolescents, or adults Read More

What are the stages of change
June 13, 2017

What are the Stages of Change in a Teen Treatment Center?

One of the techniques our counselors use as part of our teen recovery programs is helping an adolescent move through the stages of change. The six steps in the stages Read More

How Does Foster Care Work?
June 6, 2017

How Does Foster Care Work?

Being a foster parent is a unique experience. We find there are a lot of questions and misconceptions about being foster parenting. Here are some of the main questions we Read More

Teen Mental Health Issues
May 30, 2017

Mental Health Issues Affect Teens Too

The teen years are difficult for your child and you as a parent. If your teen is struggling with a mental illness, it can magnify the already tumultuous experiences teenagers experience. Read More

How do I get Started with Foster Care?
May 23, 2017

How Do I Get Involved as a Foster Care Parent?

Despite many families’ and organizations’ efforts, one out of every 100 Alaskan children is in foster care, which is double the national proportions. If you are interested in foster care, Read More

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May 10, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is invaluable to our day to day happiness and vitality. Unfortunately, many people and many teens suffer from mental health disorders. In fact, the rates of depression in Read More

What is Therapeutic Foster Care?
May 9, 2017

What is Therapeutic Foster Care?

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a support and learning system that seeks to keep children with more severe behavioral, physical, or emotional needs in a healthy family unit until they Read More

What is Family Therapy?
April 25, 2017

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy provides both the families of a struggling teen and the teen themselves with a safe place to heal. If your teen is wrestling with depression, eating disorders, suicidal tendencies, or Read More

Underage Drinking-The Facts of Teen Alcohol Abuse
April 18, 2017

Underage Drinking- The Facts of Teen Alcohol Abuse

Teen alcohol abuse is a significant problem in the United States; alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among teens in junior high and high school. The consequences of under Read More

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2
April 11, 2017

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2

You can’t avoid talking to your child or teen about drugs. There are too many risks for them in today’s society, and as their parent, you are on the front Read More