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Anxiety in Teens

The Shock of Puberty One of the most anxiety-provoking times of life for children and their parents occurs when the child reaches puberty. Puberty is a confusing hormonal, neurological, and social event in which life is turned upside down and everything, it seems, changes all at once. During puberty, teenagers have the daunting task of separating…

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A quote from our blog post on finding help for your anorexic teen

Finding Help For Your Anorexic Teen

Contrary to popular belief, anorexia nervosa is not simply a reaction to media or cultural messages about thinness and beauty. Anorexia has been around for centuries and has social, familial, and possibly genetic causes. Anorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized by the gross restriction of caloric intake. While not eating or eating insubstantial…

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― Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Gifts of Asperger's

The Gift of Asperger’s

Joy was obsessed with “anything Ancient Egyptian”, from art, dance, ancient writings and history.   It was her passion, her love, her best friend. Her mind was like sponge, it soaked it all in.  She was only 14 years old, but she knew more about this subject than her history teachers. But the downside of her…

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Two Hands holding each other, representing bond between parents and daughter

Working with Reactive-Attachment Students in a Residential Setting

Reactive-Attachment disorder generally is rooted in relational trauma that results in the young lady either overly associating herself with others in a disinhibited and indiscriminate manner, or altogether removing herself from meaningful relational involvement, attachment and investment. Either way, the young lady fails to engage in healthy attachment and growth-promoting relationships with others. At New…

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Father & Daughter at New Haven's 20th Year Alumni Reunion

Graduation & 20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion

With early summer has come a time for celebration for our students! On June 19 New Haven had 31 students graduate high school – 26 of which were in Utah to participate in the ceremony with their peers. Three wonderful speakers shared their inspirational stories, and what they learned from their journey through both New…

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