Why Staying Involved Matters

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 inf ...

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The Power of ‘Adopt a Horse’ For Students Who Struggle with Attachment

The Power of ‘Adopt a Horse’ For Students Who Struggle with Attachment It was late one afternoon, and Jimmy, a student in the equine therapy program at Heritage, was spending time with his adopted horse, Scout. He was teaching Scout to be comfortable with the body clippers. He had been working on this task for weeks—l ...

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Care for Diabetics in a Residential Treatment Center

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 ...

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Tips for Connecting With Your Introverted Teen

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 r ...

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Teens: Choose Your Team Wisely

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, ...

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Three Simple Parenting Approaches

Three Simple Parenting Approaches Many parents are presently bombarded with thousands of parenting programs. While there are many successful programs it is often hard for a parent to find a program that fits the needs of their family and one that can be remembered in the moment paren ...

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Helping Teens Process Their Feelings After Trauma

Helping Teens Process Their Feelings After Trauma Very often at Heritage, a school for troubled teens, we see students who’ve faced trauma act out. No one is immune to traumatic events, from witnessing violence to being abused, anyone can suffer from trauma.   The good news is that teens are res ...

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