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A Day in the Life: Through a Student’s Eyes

A Day in the Life: Through a Student's Eyes Every weekday morning at 6:40, the lights in my room flick on. Usually, this sudden brightness is accompanied by a loud but cheerful, “Good Morning Boys!” This is the start of my day. I look at the clock: 6:42. I know that I have 48 minutes [...]

In Times of Need, Become a Helper

In Times of Need, Become a Helper “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Fred Rogers There has been a lot of things in this news this year that have [...]

Residential Treatment: A Family Endeavor

Residential Treatment: A Family Endeavor Teens who struggle to manage their emotions effectively must be taught how to do so. Residential treatment provides individuals with the necessary skills to live their lives in a healthy way. In residential treatment, teens are taught which coping skills are unhealthy and which are healthy. They then learn how [...]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Teen Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Teen Depression Depression (MDD) is a common issue that many people deal with. Depression is a disorder that is characterized by an inability to feel pleasure or happiness, experiencing a depressed mood nearly every day, decreased interest in activities that the individual used to enjoy, feelings of worthlessness, low self-esteem, [...]

A Few Wilderness Therapy Night Sky Lessons

A Few Wilderness Therapy Night Sky Lessons There are many modes of learning and many ways to convey teachings. One of the best ways to both teach and learn is through analogy and metaphor. In wilderness, one of the ever present features is our canopy of stars. If utilized well, great amounts of both teaching [...]

Ashcreek Academy and Sedona Sky Academy Co-Ed Action Summits – October 2020

Co-Ed Action Summits at Ashcreek Academy - October 2020 Ashcreek Academy (ACA) and Sedona Sky Academy (SSA) have combined efforts to host regular three-day Action Summits focusing on Leadership Skills, Empowerment, Understanding Personal Worth, Building Gratitude, and other pertinent topics. The girls from SSA and the boys from ACA have joined together to participate in [...]

Trauma-Informed Care in a Residential Treatment Setting

What is Trauma-Informed Care? Trauma informed care can be employed in many different settings and is basically approaching the treatment of an individual with the understanding that their behaviors and thought processes might be altered by some sort of trauma that they may have experienced. Instead of asking “What’s wrong with you?”, trauma-informed programs ask [...]

Keeping the Family Together During The Hard Times By Getting Outside and Getting Active

Keeping the Family Together The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the hardest years for the family. Family is perhaps the most important group in one’s life, but being stuck in the house for so long can be taxing on familial relationships. A couple things that can help the family relieve [...]

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