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Oxbow Teens Use Basketball as Therapy

Bill Pollock, Oxbow’s residential director, recently shared this essay written by an Oxbow student: “Basketball to me is really important. I look forward to every Tuesday night where I get to go out on the court with four of my closest friends....
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Troubled Teen Learns to Recognize and Express Difficult Emotions

In a recent family therapy session, the parents of one of the clients with whom I work commented on how quickly their son was able to recognize and express the emotions that he was feeling while working on his therapy assignment.  This may not appear...
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When Sexual Abuse Happens at Home

The “Smith” family shares their story of brothers who were victims and how they found help. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Smith-Family1.mp3|titles=SmithFamily]
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Healing Our Family at Oxbow Academy

“John” and “Carol” could not believe the allegations from their son’s summer camp. But if they were true, what should they do to help their son? Hear their family’s story. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/Healing-Our-Family-at-Oxbow-Academy.mp3|titles=Healing]
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Teen Sex Behaviors: How to Tell When There’s a Problem

“Barbara” explains how she knew it wasn’t just a matter of “boys will be boys.” Hear the signs that may indicate your teen may be acting out sexually. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Mom1.mp3|titles=Mom1]
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Getting Help for Sexual Addictions: Lessons from Doug

Doug, an Oxbow graduate, talks about the behaviors that led him to treatment at Oxbow Academy. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/doug2.mp3|titles=doug]
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Finding the Right Program for Teen Sex Help

Leslie and Jerry struggled for month’s to find the best program for their son’s therapeutic needs. They talk about their mistakes and how they knew when they finally found the right help. [audio:https://oxbowacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Leslie21.mp3|titles=Leslie2]
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The Power of Honesty in the Best Teen Therapy

Recently one of the clients with whom I work was able to see his sibling for the first time in a year.  Their meeting over Skype was possible due to this student’s progress in the program.  That progress consisted of working through two clinical phases,...
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Not Your Father’s ‘Playboy’

The Good Men Project, an on-line magazine, recently published a powerful article entitled “Boys and Porn: It Ain’t Your Father’s ‘Playboy'”.   Author Marnia Robinson discusses today’s “super porn” and...
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