Trauma Treatment Center for Teens: When Grief Becomes Unhealthy

By | December 1st, 2016|trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Grief--we all feel it at some point in our lives, but for some it’s experienced far too early on. As a trauma treatment center for teens, we know that grief is a natural response to loss, most frequently [...]

Overwhelming Bad News: The Effect of Social Media on Youth

By | November 25th, 2016|Mental Health, Mental Issues, trauma|

We’re being bombarded by disturbing news: the attacks in France, Orlando, San Bernardino, Brussels, and so many more. If you think you--the parent--are the only one reading about these events, you’re probably wrong. If your teen has any [...]

Residential Treatment for Trauma: Dreams Connected to Trauma

By | November 17th, 2016|trauma|

In residential treatment for trauma, the girls that come through our doors have different stories, backgrounds, and experiences. No individual is the same. For many, they’ve been struggling with their trauma for quite some time now because their [...]

Deep Wounds: The Long Lasting Effects of Childhood Bullying

By | September 29th, 2016|Bullying, Mental Health, Teen Girl Issues, trauma|

Image Source: flickr user- TwentyFour Students, effects of childhood bullying Most of us have been bullied once or twice in our lives. Maybe for some, they were the ones doing the bullying. As a child it [...]

Children and Trauma: The Importance of Feelings

By | September 22nd, 2016|trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Children and trauma can be a difficult mix to deal with in a family. Traumatic experiences affect every child differently, making it hard to have a “handbook” or set of “tips” to help with such a complicated thing. [...]

From Generation to Generation: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Teenagers

By | September 15th, 2016|Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

According to a recent article by Psych Central, a recent study has found that post traumatic stress disorder symptoms in teenagers may be transmitted to children of holocaust survivors. New research has found that both Holocaust survivors and [...]

Prince Harry’s Teen Struggles: Not Opening Up About Mother’s Death

By | August 4th, 2016|Mental Health, Mental Issues, trauma|

We’ve all gone through teen struggles. Teens are infamous for keeping their feelings bottled up, letting them build up and build up until--much like a volcano--they come bursting out. In a recent article by The Guardian, Prince Harry [...]

Violent Newstream Could Cause Symptoms of PTSD in Teens

By | July 19th, 2016|Mental Health, trauma|

For many of us--parents and teens--when we log onto Facebook, Twitter, or even check the news, it seems like it’s on a constant cycle of negativity. Parents may think it’s only their newsfeeds that look like this, but [...]

Coping with Grief: Understanding Grieving Styles 

By | July 15th, 2016|General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Coping with grief  is a difficult task. Many of us have different methods for coping with grief. A recent article by Psychology Today discussed how boys and girls handle grief differently. In the book Grief Beyond Gender: Understandings [...]

Passed Through Generations: Recent Research On Inherited Family Trauma

By | July 13th, 2016|Teen Girl Issues, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

The saying goes - time heals all wounds. However, when it comes to trauma within the family, this may not be true. More and more research is coming out which shows that inherited family trauma can be extremely [...]