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SECOND SHELTER: FAMILY STRATEGIES FOR NAVIGATING THERAPEUTIC BOARDING SCHOOLS AND RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS  

Rebecca Haid and Elizabeth W. Donnelly. 2013

When is it necessary to send your child away for residential therapeutic treatment? How do you choose the right program? Will the program even work? What happens if it doesn’t? In answering these questions and many others, Second Shelter gives a comprehensive overview of therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment facilities in a format that is readable and accessible for counselors, educators and parents alike. 

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THE BOARDING SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE (PETERSON’S THE BOARDING SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE) 

Justin Ross Muchnick, 2014

Attending boarding school is a serious commitment in many realms, whether emotional, financial, academic, or otherwise. With that in mind, it is important to understand what boarding school is all about. This valuable resource is full of insights from students who attend or recently graduated from a boarding school. The Boarding School Survival Guide provides a variety of perspectives that help both students and parents decide if boarding school is the right choice for them.

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WHERE CAN WE TURN? A PARENT'S GUIDE TO EVALUATING TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR TROUBLED YOUTH

Jacki Allred,  1995

A parent’s guide to evaluating treatment programs for troubled youth. A comprehensive guide with over 100 questions and answers for parents or others who are needing to place a youth in a rehabilitation treatment facility. This guide will help to evaluate potential programs, staff and address funding issues.

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Shouting at the sky

SHOUTING AT THE SKY: TROUBLED TEENS AND THE
PROMISE OF THE WILD

Gary Ferguson,  2009

Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson is again bound for the backcountry, this time to spend a season at one of the country's most remarkable programs for troubled teens. Along these trails can be found insights into how young lives can go so terribly wrong. And in the end, a quiet understanding of how many of our fondest hopes for tomorrow are teetering on the brink, waiting for us to find the courage to build more genuine connections to our kids.

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Teens in crisis

TEENS IN CRISIS: A COLLECTION OF TOPICS & TIPS

Nicholas Wilkinson,  2015

Teens in Crisis is a collection of topics and tips created to give parents who are struggling with teens who are displaying negative and troubling behavior. From defiance to drugs, Teens in Crisis offers a common sense approach to dealing with some of the more difficult obstacles that block the lines of communication between teens and parents. Author Nicholas Wilkinson offers over a decade's worth of knowledge gathered from dealing with teens in all forms of crisis. 

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The parallel process

THE PARALLEL PROCESS: GROWING ALONGSIDE YOUR ADOLESCENT OR YOUNG ADULT CHILD IN TREATMENT

Krissy Pozalek LICSW,  2011

For many parents of troubled teenagers, a therapeutic program that takes the child from the home for a period of time offers some respite from the daily tumult of acting out, lies, and tension that has left the family under siege. However, just as the teenager is embarking on a journey of self-discovery, skill-development and emotional maturation, parents need to use this time to recognize that their own patterns may have contributed to their family’s downward spiral.

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Not by chance

NOT BY CHANCE: HOW PARENTS BOOST THEIR TEEN'S SUCCESS IN  and AFTER TREATMENT

Tim R. Thayne Ph.D.,  2013

Your struggling teenager is going to a residential or wilderness treatment program. Heartsick and anxious ...questions bounce endlessly around your mind, “Will this work? Was this really necessary? Can we handle him at home when the time comes?” Thayne was frustrated when young people made monumental progress, only to return home where things quickly unraveled. His mission became to improve long-term success by creating a model to coach parents on the transition home.

 

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An unchanged mind

AN UNCHANGED MIND: THE PROBLEM OF IMMATURITY IN ADOLESCENCE 

John McKinnon,  2008

Why are American teenagers failing to develop normally through adolescence? We are presented with case studies from a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenagers: All new students had been deemed treatment "failures" after conventional psychiatric care. All were bright teenagers, full of promise, not obviously "ill." Yet they found themselves unprepared for the challenges of modern adolescence and inevitably failed—at school, at home, and among their peers socially.

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Second home

SECOND HOME: LIFE IN A BOARDING SCHOOL

Hillman & Thorne IV,  1996

Boys and girls approaching boarding school will learn much from the punchy, direct writing on topics that really matter from how to talk about sex to where to find the pizza parlor. Blending insights of experienced teachers with those of academically committed and savvy students the collection is both a practical guide and a morally-rooted vision of the best way to live at school away from home.

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Behind the walls

BEHIND THE WALLS: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO BOARDING SCHOOLS

Timothy D. Hillman,  2003

Behind the Walls is widely considered one of the most important books on contemporary boarding schools in American society. No other piece is so clear and honest in providing an inside look at the conflicts, joys, and extraordinary benefits of a boarding education. This edition features questions to help parents navigate the often paradoxical world of boarding schools.

 

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