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Parent Seminars

Well it is that time of the year again. Time for Oxbow parents to join together for two days with the staff and admin team at Oxbow Academy. We only do this two to three times a year and there is a reason!  It isn’t the preparation.  It isn’t...
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I Know You – Sort Of

Yesterday I was working on a video shoot at another program that is part of the RedCliff Ascent Family. I turned from Bill, the photographer, to see a student crossing the room towards me with a look of friendly surprise on his face. “JJ!”...
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A Mom’s Tears

I have many experiences with mothers and fathers dropping off their boys to our facility to get help. I have seen many tears and many stressful moments from the boys and their parents. Bringing your child to a treatment facility can’t be an easy...
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Step by Step

It’s a beautiful day and at the college across the street grounds crews are getting ready for the back to class crunch. I am waiting for Tom (not his real name). Standing outside his apartment I’m thinking it seems almost surreal how far he...
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It’s Not Too Late

I went to Oxbow Academy today to shoot *equine imprinting. It’s a fancy term for the simple process of handling a new baby horse while it is only days old in order to help the horse feel comfortable with human touch. The theory goes that if the...
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The Big Lie

My email was practically smoking. As I read, I could feel the fury and frustration of the mother who wrote it. She had been watching an episode of a popular daytime TV talk show and was disgusted at the way they portrayed teens who struggle with pornography...
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