Heritage Treatment Center

December 1, 2016

Why Staying Involved Matters

As a parent, you’re the most important figure in your teen’s life – even if they’re involved with a residential treatment center like Heritage and not living at home. They take their cues from you and often aspire to be like you, and your influence cannot be understated. This is why we value parental involvement at Heritage. Our behavioral health programs are so much more effective if we have your help, and our ability to give your adolescent the care they need only increases. Here are some of the chief ways parental involvement can benefit your teen in our programs. […]
October 17, 2016
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Care for Diabetics in a Residential Treatment Center

Heritage, a residential treatment center, often receives inquiries and applications for student with diabetes. As a center with a dedicated medical building and staff, we are one of few treatment centers for adolescents that can accommodate diabetic students. Below is a summary of the methodology used to care for these students. Heritage medical staffs work to empower students diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus in self-care and diet management.  At the Heritage Medical Center, we believe in a holistic approach to diabetes management that incorporates student’s physical and mental health.  We believe that as a student progresses in their mental […]
October 1, 2016

Tips for Connecting With Your Introverted Teen

General introversion is just one of many teen challenges we aim to help with at Heritage, and we know what a struggle it can be for many adolescents. It’s common for outsiders to mistake introversion as something more sinister or negative, but in reality it’s often just a personality type that may, in some cases, be at higher risk of struggles with depression. Our residential treatment center programs at Heritage are tailored to the individual needs of our students, and we’re experienced with kids who struggle with introversion as part of their challenges. For you as a parent, however, there […]
August 31, 2016
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Teens: Choose Your Team Wisely

Choosing the most talented and skilled players is a recipe for a winning team, right? Maybe sometimes, but not always. A recent experience taught me how choosing the right players is more important than choosing the “best” players. At our school, where students live for about 12 months, the teams are typically divided by the homes they live on. One year we decided that, to make the teams more even, it would be best to hold a draft for our softball season. Four students were selected to be team captains and participate in the draft. James (name has been changed), […]
March 14, 2016
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Peers Academy

Building Social Strengths through Awareness, Role-playing and Reinforcement Think back to your teenage years…what pops into your mind? Friends, school, budding romance, hanging out, feeling awkward, dating, erratic emotions, confusion, beginning independence, and the list could go on. For those individuals without mental health issues, the teenage years are challenging, but add a mental health issue and all these issues become overwhelming! At Heritage we specialize in identifying these unique issues and help create a pathway of learning and encouragement through our therapeutic framework. One main element in this therapeutic framework is known as our Peers Academy program. PEERS stands for […]
November 1, 0201

How to Re-Engage a Teenager Who Suffered Trauma

For some teens and children, trauma is a part of life that they are unable to escape. After a child or teen suffers from a traumatic experience you might find that they withdraw from the activities, relationships, and situations that they once loved; in some cases your teen may even start experimenting with things like drugs and alcohol. While you might not be able to change the past and erase the trauma—whether it’s a natural disaster, or a man-made event such as a car accident, crime, or abuse—there are things you can do to help re-engage a teenager who has […]

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