October 24, 2017
What Causes Emotional Behavior Disorder?
A parent’s investigation into emotional behavior disorder usually starts with a phone call that goes something like this: “Hello, Mrs. ___. It’s the principal’s office. Your (son or daughter) has been exhibiting Read More
October 17, 2017
Treatment Options for Behavior Disorders
Your teen has been acting out a lot recently. You know that occasional bad behavior is not uncommon, but this has been going on for several months. You are planning Read More
October 11, 2017
What Is “Skills Development” and How Does It Help My Teen?
The teen years are a turbulent time for youth and parents alike. As early as 10 years old, adolescents begin developing important skills for adult life. But at 13, 16, Read More
October 10, 2017
What is Suicidal Behavior Disorder?
Suicidal behavior can be difficult to talk about. Starting the conversation, however, is critical to fighting back against this mental disorder. It is important to understand the criteria for suicidal behavior Read More
September 28, 2017
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
If you live in Alaska, chances are you’ve had a friend or a family member experience the “winter blues.” In fact, 9% of Alaskans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, also Read More
September 15, 2017
Treatments for Impulsive Behavior Disorder
Impulsive behavior disorder is the chronic inability to control emotions and behavior with little or no recognition of the effects or consequences of the actions, no matter how harmful or Read More
September 5, 2017
What is Impulse Control Disorder?
While scientists don’t yet know what causes impulse control disorder, it is characterized by a chronic inability to control emotions and behaviors. Typically there will be no recognition of the Read More
August 22, 2017
What is Positive Peer Culture?
The Positive Peer Culture (PPC) model focuses on improving social skills and cultivating strength in youth by developing teen’s care and concern for others in a group setting. Rather than an Read More
August 22, 2017
How is PTSD Treated in Teens?
Teens who experience trauma can often recover from the experience over the course of several months. However, sometimes the trauma is severe enough, or other factors affect the recovery rate, Read More
August 12, 2017
What are the Signs of PTSD in Teens?
As parents or caregivers we never what to think of children or teens in our care going through an event traumatic enough to cause Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) much less Read More