Anxiety in Teens

Posted by Nevin Alderman | Anxiety | anxiety parenting Puberty teens 0 Comments

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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Finding Help For Your Anorexic Teen

Posted by Nevin Alderman | Eating Disorders | anorexia Eating Disorders ED 0 Comments

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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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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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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Graduation & 20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion

Posted by John Stewart | Life at New Haven | Alumni Graduation Reunion school 0 Comments

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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Developing Values Throughout Life

Posted by gretchenb | Understanding Therapy | 0 Comments

  -What Makes New Haven Residential Treatment Center Different: Identity Work and Values One of the very first assignments we ask each of our families to complete is about values.  Each student and parent is asked to identify their top ten values.  It is remarkable how many of them have never thought about or identified their […]

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Core Meaning

Posted by gretchenb | Depression Treatment | 0 Comments

  -What Makes New Haven Residential Treatment Center Different: Core meaning We all carry core beliefs that impact how we see and feel about ourselves and consequently how we behave and interact in our relationships. The analogy that I use to explain this concept to families is that of a tree.  Imagine a big beautiful […]

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The Power of Choice

One of the top reasons why I love working at New Haven Residential Treatment Center is because of their emphasis on nurturing healthy relationships.  We teach the concept of allowing people to make choices and to then experience related consequences rather than forcing people to do things the way we want them to.  Although using force […]

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The Role of the Therapist in Residential Treatment Centers

The role of a therapist at New Haven is a vital.  We work to build relationships with each family that comes to us, we work hard to maintain the current relationships and then we keep up our relationships even after the family transitions from our program. What does this look like?  Here is an example. […]

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Understanding Personality Disorders

Posted by gretchenb | Understanding Therapy | Borderline bpd hope Personality Disorders 0 Comments

As a parent, when your child is in pain or sick, you want nothing more than a fast recovery.  It gets even more worrisome when they get worse and you have to seek outside help to find out exactly what is going on.  Then there is relief when you finally know what they need and […]

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