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Does My teen Have a Mental Illness
July 31, 2017

Does my Teenager Have a Mental Illness?

If you are worried about your teenager, you are not alone. It is very common for parents to wonder and worry if the behavior they are witnessing is normal or Read More

July 21, 2017

6 Kinds of Emotional Abuse

You do not deserve to be emotionally abused. Your parents, your caregivers should be taking care of you and helping you grow up to be a healthy human being. Unfortunately, Read More

Does my Teen have PTSD?
July 11, 2017

Does my Teenager have PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is most commonly associated with soldiers returning from combat; however, it is not limited to that select group. PTSD can affect children and teens Read More

July 4, 2017

You’re Not Crazy! Emotional Abuse is Real.

The awareness of emotional abuse is growing, which is a good thing because while it leaves no outward marks, the damage it causes goes deep and takes a long time Read More

Which Antidepressants are OK for Teens?
June 27, 2017

What are the Benefits of Group Therapy for my Teen?

What is Group Therapy? Group therapy has become a well-recognized practice within the counseling community that provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to vocalize their feelings and emotions. In Read More

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