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Instant Gratification Times 1000: Teaching Your Teen Impulse Control 2560 1920 Solstice RTC

Instant Gratification Times 1000: Teaching Your Teen Impulse Control

Sometimes it seems that teens have the impulse control of a, well, teenager. One moment, they seem like rational human beings and then they do something so incredibly reckless, you…

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Academic Challenges: How Overcoming Adversity Leads to Success 1200 800 Solstice RTC

Academic Challenges: How Overcoming Adversity Leads to Success

For some students, academic challenges aren’t just struggling to get an A on an exam or passing the SATs—for some, it can seem like an impossible obstacle that can’t be…

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substance abuse in girls
The Link Between Disordered Eating and Substance Use in Girls 1707 2560 srtc_admin

The Link Between Disordered Eating and Substance Use in Girls

Many girls who struggle with substance use, particularly alcohol use, often struggle with disordered eating. Both issues are related to attempts to control what they consume, as they have a…

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ADHD in teens
How does ADHD in teens affect social skills? 2560 1707 srtc_admin

How does ADHD in teens affect social skills?

Ever since ADHD emerged as a medical diagnosis in the late 1970s, thousands of children and teens have been diagnosed. As the years passed more research has emerged on how…

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students with social anxiety
Small Class Sizes Support Students with Social Anxiety 2560 1707 srtc_admin

Small Class Sizes Support Students with Social Anxiety

In a public school classroom with thirty other students, it can feel overwhelming for teens with social anxiety to speak up and participate in class discussions. They may worry about…

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trauma focused cbt
Beating Trauma with Trauma Focused CBT 2560 1707 Solstice RTC

Beating Trauma with Trauma Focused CBT

Trauma is a part of life. It comes in many different shapes and sizes, from national tragedies to personal hardships – and, whatever the cause, can leave a trail of…

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

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

Bullying goes beyond temporary or short-lived emotional pain. Bullying has serious effects on one’s health. Did you know bullying can cause physical changes in the brain and result in an…

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teen technology use
Could Teen Technology Use Be the Next Big Drug? 2560 1707 Solstice RTC

Could Teen Technology Use Be the Next Big Drug?

The world we live in today involves massive amounts of technology. Few will argue that technology is the future. It’s how we communicate while on different continents. It’s how we…

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family relationships and depression
Close Family Relationships Protect Against Depression 1707 2560 srtc_admin

Close Family Relationships Protect Against Depression

We know that social support can be a buffer against feeling overwhelmed by stress and experiencing symptoms of depression. While we typically think of social support as having a close…

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Father-Daughter Trip to Moab Brings Families Closer Together 225 300 srtc_admin

Father-Daughter Trip to Moab Brings Families Closer Together

What happened when seven boisterous dads & daughters joined with a team of creative & committed folks from Solstice RTC West and Aspect Adventure in Moab for a three day…

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depression in teens
When Your Teen Feels Blue: Recognizing the Signs of Depression In Teens 2560 1708 Solstice RTC

When Your Teen Feels Blue: Recognizing the Signs of Depression In Teens

Depression in teens is far from rare – as a matter of fact some 2.8 million teens had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Fortunately, as…

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teenage rebellion
Transforming teenage rebellion into respect 2560 1707 Solstice RTC

Transforming teenage rebellion into respect

Teenage rebellion can take its toll on everyone in a teen’s life. Rebellious teens want things their way and won’t listen to anyone else around them. Helping your teen build…

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