Identifying Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Identifying Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Identifying Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents When we observe the behavior and attitudes of our teens whose brains, bodies, forethought and judgement are still in development, they might look like they are oversized kids – uncoordinated, sometimes goofy and lacking in proper problem solving sk ...

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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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Using Horses to Help Teens Manage Their Moods

Using Horses to Help Teens Manage Their Moods Approximately 14.3 percent of youth in the United States struggle with mood disorders (youth.gov). These disorders can lead to a variety of other behaviors—acting out, substance abuse, trouble in school, promiscuity, self-harming behaviors, withdra ...

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Using Nature as Therapy

Using Nature as Therapy For as long as history has been recorded, human beings have felt a deep connection to the land and world around them. This connection has been a normal part of children’s lives as they grow, and many of us can remember running through fields and ca ...

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