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Wilderness Programs

Wilderness Programs for a Struggling Child

Allen Frances | Posted 05.10.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Some jurisdictions have used wilderness programs as an alternative to juvenile detention. This should be extended far more widely. It would be good for the kids, for their families, for the juvenile justice system, and for society.

One Poem: The Hunger

Mallory Yael Seegal | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Mallory Yael Seegal

Have they felt the hunger too? / it's an old emptiness under the rug, / the rumbling of dust / facing off to brawl for the blackened land. / Have they seen the faces with their hanging skin, the yellowed teeth, the sun-bleached earth?

Getting the Right Help for Troubled Teens

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Residential treatment centers focus on helping the child take personal accountability. Through individual, group and family therapy, residential staff work on shifting the child from blaming others for his problems to acknowledging that he is where he is because he made poor choices.

An Intervention in Hollywood

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

The Hollywood and media industries need to come together and stage one big intervention before their not so well-meaning co-dependence with Lindsay ends in tragedy.