Frustrated mother helping child who is home schooled
Blog, school avoidance, School Refusal, teen anxiety, teen depression, therapeutic education

When Home Instruction Is and Isn’t Appropriate

So many parents face a choice when a traditional school is failing their child. When teachers can’t seem to break through when your child makes an effort to apply themselves, parents have to make a decision so their child is not lost in the mix and earning disappointing grades over and over again. This sense […]

empty classroom full of desks
Resource Center, teen anxiety, therapeutic education

Looking for the Needs Beneath the Behavior

Emotional outbursts and inappropriate behavior that aims to derail time in the classroom always comes from a deeper place than just “attention seeking” as some teachers may write it off as. Conflicts that arise in these situations usually have little to no connection to the real issues lingering beneath the surface. For the person who […]

Teen male with hands on his head looking down at sunset
ADHD, Blog, teen anxiety, teen depression

5 Important Facts About Adolescent Mental Health Issues

Understanding mental health issues in adolescents is important for their futures, and the future of our youth as a whole. To best help an adolescent struggling with mental health issues, you must first understand what they are going through and how common mental health issues really are. 1. Most Common Mental Illnesses The most common […]

Blog, teen anxiety, teen depression, therapeutic education

Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues

As part of our efforts to give educators and parents the resources they need to support teens who struggle with mental illness, we’re sharing our experiences on what hard to identify warning issues look like. Recognizing warning signs of potential mental health issues is important—parents and educators should also be aware of the differences between […]

self injury and cutting, sad high school student sitting in hallway, sad teenager
Blog, coping, teen anxiety, teen depression

Self-Injury & Cutting: It’s Time to Get Help

Cutting, also known as self-Injury or self-mutilation have quickly become an unfortunate, dangerous trend among young people in America. In fact, a 2012 study found that 8 percent of children and teens who participated in the study self-injured. With celebrities and social media influencers talking about it (and sometimes even glorifying it), cutting has grown […]