family therapy

Academic Success for Struggling Teens

If your son is struggling with school at Oxbow we help with Academic Success for Struggling Teens. Countless young men have graduated from high school at Oxbow Academy since I joined the program in 2008.  Many of the other boys finished therapy at...
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Parents Dreams for Troubled Teen Become Reality

Parents Dreams for Troubled Teen Become Reality. On a recent trip to California I was visiting with the family of a recent Oxbow graduate at his home. While we were talking his parents had a meaningful realization. They were talking about how they were...
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The Static Relationship: No Fairytale for Troubled Teens

A few months ago I was involved in a therapeutic intervention with a 15 yr old young man who was stalled out in his treatment.  He had decided to resist all efforts to re-engage the therapeutic process and take personal accountability for the state of...
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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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Oxbow Team to Teach Colleagues in Troubled Teen Care

Oxbow’s Executive Director Shawn Brooks and Clinical Director Todd Spaulding have been invited to present a seminar at the national convention of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). The invitation comes on the...
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Courageous Parents: Loving Pressure Brings Honesty, Accountability and Healing

For the past several months Oxbow staff has been working with a young man on completing his full disclosure.  He was initially highly resistant to disclose, although had dabbled in it.  As the items on his disclosure were altered by the week, it was...
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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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