Wilderness Programs for Youth: Damaging Effect of Technology Addiction

With technology continually innovating, it has become an integral part of our society.  Technology has allowed our society to advance in many ways, including advancements in communication, entertainment, information sharing, access to goods and services, and much more.  Technology has taken over many sectors of our lives, in particular, youth are greatly affected by technologies …

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Game Over: How to Help Teens with Gaming Disorders

Aside from sports, technology has become the most popular pastime for teenagers most notably, video gaming.  Video games have become increasingly popular in adolescents, particularly teenage boys and while they can be a fun and interactive hobby, when do they become a problem?  Video game addiction is more common than you might think, a study …

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An Invisible Danger: Cyberbullying in Teens

What is Cyberbullying? Nowadays, more than 80% of American households have access to the internet via subscription.  Even those who do not have access to the internet at home likely can still use the internet in public places such as libraries or schools.  The internet and social media platforms have essentially taken over our lives.  …

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How to Improve Academic Performance: Stay Active!

Physical activity has long been recommended as a way to keep physical health in check and to promote healthy growth and development, but research also indicates that physical activity is important for brain and learning health as well. Studies from 2013 suggest that increasing physical activities and physical fitness may improve academic performance and that …

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How We Help: Individual Therapy in Wilderness Programs

Navigating through adolescence in today’s socioemotional landscape can be extremely difficult for teens. From mood swings to academic problems to more complicated mental health issues, it’s becoming increasingly common for teens to reach a level of distress where professional help can be beneficial. Research has shown that therapy can help teens in a variety of …

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The Benefits of Nature Therapy for Teens

The benefits of nature on the human psyche have long been espoused, but in recent years researchers have discovered that nature therapy can be just as effective against depression and other mental health conditions as traditional therapy or medication. A study conducted in 2007 found that 90% of those struggling with depression reported higher self-esteem …

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Experiential-Based Education Program Offered in Wilderness Therapy

Many teens struggle to thrive in the atmosphere of traditional schooling when they find content, teaching methods, and the very structure of schooling to be irrelevant to them and the world around them. For these students, a variety of factors such as learning challenges, a lack of motivation, struggles with authority figures, and mental health …

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Teen Wilderness Therapy Program: Link Between ADHD & Behavior Issues

ADHD is one of the most common disorders among young people–as a teen wilderness therapy program, we’re very familiar with this issue and the problems that can arise with it. While both boys and girls are diagnosed with ADHD quite often, how it works in young girls is less understood than in boys. A new …

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