To The Wilderness Therapy Guides

  To the Wilderness Therapy Guides To the Wilderness Therapy Guides, who wake with the sun/wind/rain/snow to immerse yourselves into the wilderness of struggling youth… who teach your clients to respect the land, each other and themselves… who willingly enter the challenge and emotional darkness a client experiences so you can guide him into the … Continued

Community Integration & Adventure Education

Community Integration Our Young Adults have the opportunity to participate in Community Integration, which is designed to help clients with their future transitions. In the field we teach a skill based curriculum built upon interviewing techniques, resume workshops, wellness plans, and self care assessments. These concepts are reinforced by participating in activities in town. Every … Continued

New Vision Wilderness, Oregon- Enrolling Adolescent Girls Now

  July 14, 2015; New Vision Wilderness, a premier wilderness therapy program for teens, preteens and young adults with locations in Bend, Oregon and the Northwood’s of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that it is now enrolling adolescent girls in it’s Oregon program. “For the past eight years we have offered separate adolescent girl programming”, … Continued

Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder part II

Ten Ways to Support To A RAD Mom   A RAD Mom needs help teaching her child with Reactive Attachment Disorder that mom’s are in charge of taking good care of their children. And that their mom is a good mom who takes care of her children. A RAD Mom needs friends who don’t hug … Continued

Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder part I

 CC License The symptoms that Reactive Attachment Disorder [RAD] parents generally witness are far more specific and obvious. Some of the commons Attachment Disorder Symptoms include: A child who is superficially engaging and charming with strangers and visitors. A child who is Indiscriminately affectionate with strangers, including hugging and talking about intimate family details. A … Continued

But I adopted my child at birth. What do you mean trauma?

“Quality and traditional parenting techniques may no longer be a solution – our child’s condition will likely require trauma sensitive interventions to heal.” by Alex Stavros – CALO Read the article here  

“Trauma-informed practices mandatory for all public schools”

Landmark lawsuit filed in California to make trauma-informed practices mandatory for all public schools   “ACEs” comes from the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a groundbreaking public health study that discovered that childhood trauma leads to the adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence. The 10 ACEs … Continued

The Value of Wilderness and Adventure in our Children

  “As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children that are presenting with sensory deficits. The number of children that now need occupational therapy services to treat their sensory systems is on the rise.” Read the article here … Continued

Dogs In The Field

  “When a dog looks into your eyes, it’s bonding with you in the same way babies bond with their human moms” “No wonder our canine companions often seem like part of the family—dogs have evolved to hijack the same mechanisms in our brains that create the strongest social bonds, including those between mother and … Continued

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