Crisis De-Escalation

How to De-escalate a Crisis with Your Teen By Kris Kilpatrick Program Director, New Haven Residential Treatment Center Helping run a treatment program for adolescent girls, I’ve had many opportunities to intervene, and de-escalate crisis situations therapeutically. Crises often come at unexpected times and can be overwhelming for all involved – even parents and seasoned […]

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Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Emotional Outbursts, Tips for Families | anger anger management parenting teen troubled teen 0 Comments

If your teenager is having difficulties, chances are she’s also causing difficulties—especially for those who love her the most. Parents of emotionally troubled teens often suffer just as much or even more than their struggling child. It’s the instinct of all good parents to put the needs of their children first. In a crisis, it’s normal (if heroic) parental behavior to abandon their own well being in order to protect, assist or rescue their child.

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