Self Advocacy for Teens

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In a treatment setting, school is often the laboratory for practicing skills learned in therapy. One such skill—self advocacy—has has far-reaching implications for both emotional well being and academic success.

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Academics and Treatment

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So by addressing therapeutic issues in an experiential classroom setting we can accelerate the treatment process. By addressing emotional issues that have interfered with academic progress through clinical treatment, we make these girls much better students. It is by collaborating rigorously across departments that we can help the student become more emotionally stable and better learners.

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Parent to Parent: Placing your Teen in Treatment

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If you’re like us, you are used to at least maintaining the illusion of control in most parts of your life. Also if you’re like us, your teenager has done a lot to destroy that illusion! It’s easy to make up for those feelings of powerlessness by trying to micromanage her treatment process and the treatment team from a distance. We did that for about the first three months. It doesn’t help and it will exhaust you. Once we finally let go and got out of the way, the healing process really began—about three months behind schedule!

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BEATING THE (FAMILY) SYSTEM IN TREATMENT

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By outwitting a family’s normal and systemic resistance to change, the family-systems therapist can help revise even the most entrenched behaviors. It just takes some time, persistence, and maybe a little silly dancing!

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