One Last Ride

A Student’s Success Story Written by Brittany Harward The steps that lead back up from the riverbed on the trail was a rocky one. I looked up to see two boys moving back up the trail after we had to turn around. In the lead was John. (Note: John is not his real name. The…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Sam Sevy Staff Supervisor

Oxbow Academy has the privilege of recognizing one of the many employees who make the school a wonderful place to live and work. That employee is Staff Supervisor, Sam Sevy. Sam works with the students in the Evaluation House. He makes sure they are safe, while keeping them on schedule. Because the Evaluation House is…

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The Usefulness of Sand Tray Therapy

How do you put into words about the abuse that you experienced yourself? What would you say to someone that you had sexually abused? How would you tell someone else what you had done?? The young men who come to Oxbow Academy have to confront these questions. Sand tray therapy is one therapeutic technique that…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Kristen Snow Medical Director

Celebrating Kristen Snow Oxbow Academy wants to recognize Kristen Snow’s hard work. We are fortunate to have Kristen as our Medical Director. Kristen’s Experience Kristen doesn’t remember a time when she did not know about Oxbow Academy since a family member works for the school for troubled youth. He always spoke highly of the school.…

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A Life for a Life

By Richard Newton, Therapist Tony North, one of our Equine Directors, is a valued and cherished member of the Oxbow family and has been since we opened shop over a decade ago. He brings a timeless example of what a real man is and should be. In passing, he presents himself as a good old…

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Oxbow Academy Honors Char’Ree Reynolds- Admission Counselor

Admissions Counselor Char’Ree Reynolds Char’Ree Reynolds’ life has been spent dedicated to helping others. As one of the Admissions Counselor at Oxbow Academy, Char’Ree is able to put her compassion and experience to good use. It requires a unique talent to balance, organize, and maintain the many minute-to-minute challenges of a fast-paced office such as…

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A Student’s Story of Healing

When he came to Oxbow Academy, James (not his real name) was battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other challenges. James eventually graduated from Oxbow Academy, where he learned the coping skills he needed to confront his past and build a better future. He has been home for four months. His experience at Oxbow Academy…

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My Equine Therapy Experience

Indoor riding arena equine therapy

It had been years since the last time that I was on a horse. The last time I was on a horse was also the first time–and I wasn’t very good at riding horses back then. Being several years older and several pounds heavier did not make me any better at dealing with a horse.…

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3 Tips for Talking to Your Teen about Porn

The best time to talk to your teen about sex is before you think there is a problem. While you might not relish the thought of talking with your teen about sex, you can be sure that your teen is getting his information about sex from somewhere. Teens are curious about sex. They have questions.…

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