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  • Teen Girls Resorting to Violence to Resolve Problems

    When it comes to teen violence, it's not just boys who are throwing the punches. Nearly 27 percent of girls ages 12 to 17 were participants in serious violence in the past year. more...

  • Teen Suicide Still a Leading Cause of Death: Know the Warning Signs

    Teen suicide is a very serious problem, and one that can be prevented if you know the risk factors. more...

  • Troubled Teens Thrive as Cowboys

    Many teenagers would jump at the chance to spend 100 days living at a working ranch out West, riding horses, herding cattle and taking care of animals. Teens who attend Turn-About Ranch spend their days resolving their issues while becoming partners in the operation of a real working ranch. more...

  • Boot Camps for Girls

    For most teen girls, boot camps are a quick-fix solution to a deep-seated emotional or behavioral problem that would be more appropriately and cost effectively addressed at a boarding school or wilderness camp. more...

  • Peers and Predators: Experts Warn of Sexual Bullying in Schools

    The American education system has taken tremendous strides throughout our nations history, evolving from the disciplined austerity of the one-room schoolhouse into an innovative and inclusive environment that is supported by time-tested educational theories and the latest technological advances. Yet throughout the centuries, one aspect of the classroom has remained nearly constant: the bully. more...

  • Understanding How Wilderness Therapy Programs Change Teens

    The average wilderness therapy program lasts anywhere from six to nine weeks. Throughout this period of time, parents are writing letters to their teen, speaking with their child's therapist, and getting weekly progress updates. But sometimes the messages parents receive can be confusing. more...