For Parents & Recommended Readings
This section is intended on informing parents about some of the more finite details about our program, including food, seasonal activites, who Educational Consultants are, and specifics about mental illnesses in pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults. This catalogue of resources is intended for your benefit, and we aim to improve, update, and research new and exciting articles, videos, and other documents related to our specialties.
Making a Tough Decision
The decision to send your child off to treatment may be one of the most difficult decisions a parent may have to make. Parents wonder: “Am I doing the right thing?”, “Will my child be safe?”, “Can I trust the staff at NVW?”.
At NVW we take the care, safety, and well being of your son/daughter very seriously. We consider it an honor to have the opportunity to work with families, and to be part of the healing process. Our Admissions Team is available to help discuss this difficult decision.
All parents receive a Parent Guide upon child’s admission.
NVW knows the importance of having a balanced menu for a healthy body and mind. We believe proper nutrition not only has a positive effect on a clients health but also on behavior. Clients are provided plenty of whole grains and a variety of protein sources, and limited amounts of refined sugars or processed foods. Fresh fruit and vegetables are also brought in weekly to ensure that nutrient needs are being met. Clients are taught how to plan and prepare meals for the entire group.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit our page specifically for FAQ’s.
What is an Educational Consultant?
An educational consultant is an independent consultant who helps parents/students and organizations with educational planning. They are classed as “educational, vocational, and school counselors.” Educational Consultants, however, are normally self-employed (or are part of consulting firms).
Educational Consultants are hired by families, because of their in-depth knowledge about specialty treatment programs and schools around the country. An Educational Consultant can help parents find the “right fit” for their child, and stays with the child/family through their treatment journey.
We work with consultants from across the United States. Additionally, both of our founders, Drew Hornbeck and Steve Sawyer, have presented at the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) conference on issues including wilderness treatment, OCD, anxiety, attachment, and relational models.
If you are not currently working with an Educational Consultant, and feel this would be helpful, feel free to ask our Admissions Team for more information.
- The Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC): reliability and association with abuse exposure in a multi-site study
- Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
- Controversial attachments: The indirect treatment of fostered and adopted children via Parent Co-Therapy
- Attachment and Bonding Issues after Adoption
- Mentor Relationships in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training: Results of a National Survey
- Bell Relationship Inventory for Adolescents (BRIA)
- Risk and protective factors for alcohol and other drug problems in adolescence and early adulthood: Implications for substance abuse prevention
- Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Low self-esteem during adolescence predicts poor health, criminal behavior, and limited economic prospects during adulthood
- The effects of low self-esteem in children
- Stressful Life Events, Psychopathology, and Adolescent Suicide: A Case Control Study
- Center for Children’s Advocacy
- Adolescent Decision Making: The Influence of Mood, Age, and Gender on the Consideration of Information
- The Teen Brain: Behavior, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
- AngerManagement for Adolescents: Efficacy of Brief Group Therapy
- Anger Management for Teens: 12 Calm Down and Get a Grip Anger Management Tips for Teens
- Treatment Guidelines for Children and Adolescents With BipolarDisorder
- About Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
- Stop, look and listen: The problem of sustained attention and impulse control in hyperactive and normal children
- Impulse Control in Adolescents
- A community study of anxiety in children and adolescents.
- OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual
- Eating disorders in adolescents: A background paper.
- Communication Disorders and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- Child Development Institute/Parenting Today
- Shading the truth: The patterning of adolescents‘ decisions to avoid issues, disclose, or lie to parents
- Information Sheet on Trust: 10 Things You Need to Know About Trust
- A Meta-Analysis of After-School Programs That Seek to Promote Personal and Social Skills in Children and Adolescents
- School attendance, health-risk behaviors, and self-esteem in adolescents applying for working papers
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