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A Season of Thanksgiving for Parents of Troubled Teen

The holiday season brings about many struggles for parents of Oxbow students. Reality hits home as some parents realize that their sons are not in the place, therapeutically speaking, that would allow them to go home to be with their families over Christmas. ...
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Troubled Teens “Our Sons”

This last mid October Saturday, while hauling in the last two loads of hay for the year with five of the Oxbow boys, we stopped in between loads with the boys to grab a doughnut at the local bakery. The boys were so excited to get the doughnuts they had...
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“A Boy Who Was Broken” – A Family Who is Healed

Shwan Brooks, Oxbow’s Executive Director, received this letter this month from the parent of one of our graduates. We gratefully share it’s contents with our blog readers. To protect this family’s privacy, their names have been ommitted...
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A New Day for a Once Troubled Teen

My day started at 5:30 this morning. We were scheduled for a video shoot at 8 a.m. at Oxbow’s East Campus equine facility. This was to be part three of a series of videos introducing DJ – the abandoned horse Tony and Brita and two of the Oxbow...
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Progress and Troubled Teens

Sometimes our work can seem difficult, frustrating, and sometimes downright impossible. Then one day as we confront a student he reaches down inside himself and finds all that knowledge that we have been trying to teach him for months and it makes your...
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Troubled Teens Play Ball!

On June 29th, we had our monthly bonus activity – the one we have when none of the students have acted out.  After several different activities were thrown on the table we decided on playing softball.  The admissions team, mentors and students...
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Courageous Parents and Troubled Teens

     Yesterday on the news there was a story about family vacationing in Southern Utah. They were around a creek that, due to the high run off this year in Utah, was more like a river of fast moving water. The news report showed a water fall about...
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