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Learning Leadership Skills From Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is never an easy thing to do.

Even with the proper education and therapy provided by groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery is all about change, and change is always hard. Whether you ...

What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy? Could It Benefit Your Adopted Teen?

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is usually misconstrued as being solely for adult patients.

However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just as children and teens have mental health issues, they can also benefit from therapy ...

How Can The Arts In School Help Adopted Teens With Learning Differences?

When your adopted child has learning difficulties, it’s difficult to watch them struggle to keep up with other teens in their educational studies.

Yet, as we continually search for ways to help them excel ...

Residential Treatment And Out-Of-Control Adopted Teens


As adopted adolescents deal with the dramatic changes brought on by teenage years, they can turn into troubled teens.

Adopted troubled teens will need parental guidance, therapy, and even other methods of treatment like residential ...

The Role Of Therapy Animals And Adolescent Treatment


Many adopted adolescents are happy and well-adjusted.

However, families with adopted children face distinct challenges that increase exponentially as they become adolescents. Most parents agree on the fact that the teen years are the most ...

Transferable Attachment Between Animals And Humans In Adopted Children


Adopted troubled teens often have many emotional hurdles to overcome.

Teens frequently wonder about their adoption story, and may have few details, or difficult circumstances around their birth. All of these teens may deal with ...

Self-Inflicting Behaviors With Adopted Adolescents: Struggling Teens Who Really Need Help


When people think of troubled teens, they have a tendency to lump them all together.

They often assume they are all from the same kind of family unit: one or more natural parents, or at ...

Prepare to Meet Your Birth Parents: Helping Your Adopted Teen

Whether it was an open adoption or closed adoption, it is not unusual for adopted teens to express a desire to learn about their birth parents. After all, they are at a point in their ...

Understanding and Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder

When creating a treatment plan for working through Reactive Attachment Disorder, one must first understand what it is.

A solid understanding of the foundational basics of the disorder will help prepare for treatment, and know ...

How Much Should I Disclose to My Adopted Teen About Their Birth Parents?

Some of my favorite memories growing up were with my parents - establishing my identity while trying to be just like them. I can't imagine my reaction if it that reality was taken away. If ...