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The School Solution Newsletter – Summer 2017 Addiction

Addiction? So many families are concerned: Is my child (or young adult) an addict? Do they really need treatment? Is it “bad” enough? My answer is, almost always, I don’t know, and we do not have to wait until we know. Instead, I want to know; what are the harmful consequences? Has your child missed…


The School Solution Newsletter – Fall 2016 Families First

Families First Many years ago, when Wilderness Therapy began, there was very little contact with families and parents. In addition, many Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Residential Treatment Center’s (RTC’s) did not have a visit home until the kids had been there for almost 9 months. That has changed dramatically. Family work, support and integration have…


The School Solution Newsletter – Spring 2016 Success in Educational Consulting

Success? “Will this work?” Every parent’s question. Every family wants to know if they send their child away for treatment, often for a year or more, will it be worth the great emotional and financial cost? My answer is usually; it depends. It depends on your child’s diagnosis, on your willingness to make changes in…


The School Solution Newsletter – Spring 2015 Therapeutic Wilderness

Trauma and Healing In all the  conferences I attend there is discussion about trauma as a causal factor in mental illness and addiction. The  evidence of the long- lasting effects of childhood trauma from the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study and the research in trauma and addiction reinforce the critical importance of discovering and treating…


The School Solution Newsletter – Fall 2014 Marijuana and Psychosis in Teens

Towson University’s Geoscience Educational Opportunities for Careers (GEO Careers) received the grant to help meet the need for geoscientists.

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