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The Benefits of Residential Life for Teen Girls
Embracing Growth and Empowerment: The Benefits of Residential Life for Teen Girls 1200 800 Jane Peterson

Embracing Growth and Empowerment: The Benefits of Residential Life for Teen Girls

Solstice West is proud to be a beacon of hope for families seeking care and support for their teens. As a leading residential treatment center, we understand the unique challenges…

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love learning - Solstice RTC
How to Help Your Child Love Learning Again 2560 1707 Angela Johnson

How to Help Your Child Love Learning Again

In today’s fast-paced world, fostering a love for learning in your teenage child can be challenging, especially if they are going through a difficult time. However, instilling a passion for…

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Jane Peterson
Spotlight on Jane Peterson MSW, LCSW, and Her Recent Promotion to Executive Director 2560 2560 The Solstice Team

Spotlight on Jane Peterson MSW, LCSW, and Her Recent Promotion to Executive Director

Solstice West had the honor of promoting Clinical Director Jane Peterson MSW, LCSW, to the position of Executive Director in early 2023. Jane stepped into this role with a focus…

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nonverbal learning disorder
Words Louder Than Actions: Dealing with a Nonverbal Learning Disorder 2560 1707 The Solstice Team

Words Louder Than Actions: Dealing with a Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Nonverbal Learning Disorder may simply be three types of an overarching issue, some scientists say. While there is no agreement in the scientific community…

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mental health days
Should High Schoolers Have Mental Health Days in School? 2560 1943 The Solstice Team

Should High Schoolers Have Mental Health Days in School?

High schoolers face a lot of stress outside the classroom that can impact their ability to stay present in class. Mental health issues among teens have skyrocketed in the past…

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Out of Control Teenager
Out of Control Teenager: What to Do to Gain Control Back 0 0 The Solstice Team

Out of Control Teenager: What to Do to Gain Control Back

Parenting a teenager can often feel like a power struggle. Adolescence is a time in one’s life filled with hormonal changes, the pressure to fit in, and discover who one…

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residential treatment center for girls
Why Send Your Child to a Residential Treatment Center for Girls? 2560 1829 The Solstice Team

Why Send Your Child to a Residential Treatment Center for Girls?

We’ve all heard horror stories. Military-style boot camps. “Scared Straight” programs. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth. In reality, a residential treatment center for girls and assigned female at…

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trauma focused therapy for teens
The Therapy that Works: Trauma Focused Therapy for Teens 4993 3688 The Solstice Team

The Therapy that Works: Trauma Focused Therapy for Teens

Trauma-focused therapy is a distinct approach to general therapy. It distinguishes and underlines the understanding of how a traumatic experience can impact a child’s mental, behavioral, and physical well-being. Sessions…

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effects of trauma in teens
Putting the Pieces Back Together: Helping Your Child through the Effects of Trauma in Teens 2560 1709 The Solstice Team

Putting the Pieces Back Together: Helping Your Child through the Effects of Trauma in Teens

Childhood is arguably the most impactful stage in one’s life.  Early interactions and experiences help to shape the brains of young children.  Building a healthy brain early on in a…

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sensory processing issues
Sensory Processing Issues After Traumatic Events 4500 3000 The Solstice Team

Sensory Processing Issues After Traumatic Events

When we talk about trauma, a car accident or the death of a loved one may be the first thing that comes into many people’s minds. But trauma can be…

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benefit from residential treatment
Top 5 Reasons Teens Benefit from RTCs 2560 1848 The Solstice Team

Top 5 Reasons Teens Benefit from RTCs

Adolescence is a challenging time for most teens. Their bodies and hormones are rapidly changing, and even their brains are going through new development. There is also the additional challenge…

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bullying in teens
Bullying is a Big Deal: The Lasting Effects of Bullying in Teens 640 426 The Solstice Team

Bullying is a Big Deal: The Lasting Effects of Bullying in Teens

During the teen years, friendships and peer relationships begin to feel more important to young adults than their family relationships. While this is a normal part of becoming more independent,…

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