troubled teen

One Parent’s Journey to Healing: Helping a Teen with Sexual Behavior Problems

As a parent, nothing can prepare you for the pain and anguish that comes with making the decision to send your child to a residential treatment facility.  When I first said goodbye to my son, I felt as if the entire world had caved in around me.  I...
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Seeking and Finding Help for Troubled Teens

Well, it’s about that time again. Time for parents to join us for our February Parent Seminar.  Our families come from all over the U.S. and some from different places around the world. They come to Utah in the middle of winter, not to ski,...
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Changing Pathways with Troubled Teens

Today I spent time with the troubled teens in my therapy group at the East campus discussing some of the science behind the addicted brain.  This topic was started because we were discussing how to change deviant thoughts into thoughts that are healthy...
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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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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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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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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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