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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 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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Moving Beyond Sexual Trauma

Today was a day that makes all the stressful and frustrating days at work worth it. Today one of my clients successfully transitioned from our program. He had been here for just over a year. When I first met with him, he had little hope and displayed...
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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 Find Academic Success

Here are some of the comments from a resent Parent Seminar that I wanted to share regarding Oxbow Academics:   “Just wanted you to know that the time we spent with Jacob’s teachers was all we needed.  They were nothing short of fantastic!...
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The Next Chapter

The mother of one of our wonderful graduates sent this message today: Hello,  I just finished looking over some blogs on the website..It brings tears to my eyes to see the stories becasue they hit me so close in the heart.  I felt some things on my...
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