Easing Symptoms of ADHD through Equine Therapy

Easing Symptoms of ADHD through Equine Therapy In today’s day and age it isn’t uncommon to be distracted by media, technology, busy schedules, and the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced world. For some it is difficult to escape from these distractions and to avoid the effects they may have. Mi ...

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Peers Academy

residential school for autism 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 i ...

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Talking to Your Teens About Sex

Talking to Your Teens About Sex Over the years working with adolescents and their families I have found that many times people find themselves in situations they are not prepared for.  As parents we want to protect and help our children grow up safe and smart. We want them to unde ...

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Religious Diversity in Utah and Religious Offerings At Heritage

Russ MacKay, CMHC When one is visiting Utah for the first time, occasionally the assumption is made that everyone is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the “Mormon Church.” Such is not the case. The choices are trem ...

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“And Then Puberty Kicked In”

“And Then Puberty Kicked In” In my career I have always loved working with teenagers, they always keep things exciting.  Teenagers are growing and learning through many developmental experiences.  One of these experiences is puberty.  This was illustrated to me by my own son. ...

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Self-Efficacy: A Key to Improved Behavior

Self-Efficacy: A Key to Improved Behavior Assisting adolescents with speaking for themselves (advocacy) is a very important learning task.  Having a parent or guardian advocate for their children is a tricky process.  There is a fine line between rescuing and advocacy.  One tends to enhan ...

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How Equine Therapy Can Benefit Troubled Teens

How Equine Therapy Can Benefit Troubled Teens Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Horses can have a profound effect on just about anyone. It has often been said that horses are a mirror to our souls. Due to the ...

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