struggling teen

Teaching Moments Help Identify Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors

I recently spent some time with a good friend of mine who happens to be a foster parent.  This friend is currently fostering a teenage girl who was sexually abused when she was younger.  During our visit we went on a walk.  Her foster child walked...
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No Student is “Too Dumb” for Learning and Succeeding at Oxbow

When I started working with Chase he let me know up front that he was dumb and wasn’t planning on graduating from high school.  He wasn’t being defiant or belligerent……just stating the facts as he saw them.  I worked on English and History for...
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Pain, Patience and Progress for Struggling Teens

As therapists at Oxbow, we are here to help students develop insight into their thought, feeling and behavioral patterns.  We love this work and are privileged to work with wonderful students and families. As our students change, their families change. ...
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Mountain Lions, Struggling Teens, and New Perspectives

Oxbow’s Residential Director, Bill Pollock,  shared this essay by MS, one of our students. “This is the reason that we take the kids out and let them experience what we do,” Bill says. “It is always fun to watch them work through...
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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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