Novitas Wrestles with Behavior Challenges

Novitas Academy believes that sports and healthy, energetic, extra-curricular activities play a very important part in one’s mental health. When people are actively engaged in physical exercise their body releases endorphins that can make them feel happy and more content. Competitive sports and regular exercise can help […]

The World Health Organization will include ‘gaming disorder’ in its international list of illnesses for the first time next year

Parents may want to keep a closer eye on teenagers glued to their video […]

Invitation to Participate in Research



Project Title:
Adult Perspectives on Totalistic Teen Treatment: Experiences and Impact

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This is an invitation to participate in research conducted by graduate student, Mark Chatfield, of the Family, Youth and Community Sciences department, at the University of Florida.

Mr. Chatfield is supervised in his research by his advisor, […]

Insider Tips: Treatment Center Online Reviews – Fact or Fiction?

If you search for any treatment center that works with teens or young adults that has been around for longer than a minute, you will find negative information online about them. You might be searching for a teen rehab, teenage depression treatment centers, drug rehab centers for […]

A College Students Guide to OCD


According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 2.2 million people in the United States are affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder.

It is a mental health disorder that affects both men and women and often appears during early adulthood. It is a disorder in which a person has […]

Trails Carolina has developed an innovative model of wilderness therapy

The Trails innovative model focuses on three beliefs that have driven our programming decisions:

–We believe that families benefit from being involved in their child’s process.

–We believe that practicing and applying the lessons learned in wilderness to everyday situations promotes lasting change.

–We believe that a wilderness setting enhances […]

Vive is a community-based therapeutic program


Vive is a community-based therapeutic program rooted in the belief that wellness and growth come from secure relationships. Using a systemic, relational, and strengths based approach, we create strong and enduring connections with our clients to inspire sustainable and lasting change.

Vive services include mentoring, parent coaching, […]

The Wediko School is a residential treatment center that offers clinical and educational services



The Wediko School is a residential treatment center that offers clinical and educational services for middle- and high-school-aged boys in a safe, therapeutic, and educational environment.

Wediko clinicians work closely with the student’s family and referring professional with the goal of returning the child to his home […]

Oxbow Academy is a residential treatment center that specializes in treating teenage boys ages 12-18 with sexual issues for 10 years now


Oxbow Academy is a program that is constantly working towards improvement and how we can better meet the needs of our families. We have recognized a need to have an in-house accessible tool to properly measure the progress of our students, aside from the YOQ, which is […]

Your Dog: An Unconditional Innovation in Mental Health Treatment


A multitude of recent studies strengthen the case for dogs in therapy and one innovative behavioral health organization has taken the use of canines to a whole other level. A new groundbreaking study to investigate how dog brains process speech has revealed canines care about both what we […]

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