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Treatment Options for Behavior Disorders
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

What Is "Skills Development" and How Does It Help My Teen?
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

What is Suicidal Behavior Disorder?
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

Seasonal Affective Disorder
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

What are the Signs of PTSD in Teens?
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

What Happens when my teen detoxes?
August 8, 2017

What Happens When my Teen Detoxes from Painkillers?

The detoxification process is one of the critical stages of rehab. When your teen has used drugs for an extended period, their bodies become dependent on the substance they have Read More