Dr. Tim Thayne Homeward Bound Rallyest Not By Chance
How to Identify Natural Mentors for Your Teen

How to Identify Natural Mentors for Your Teen

The benefits of natural mentors in the life of adolescents and teens has been demonstrated repeatedly in research and in the field. Natural mentors are those – neighbors, teachers, relatives, coaches, etc., who form organic, long-lasting relationships with a young...
Client Success Story

Client Success Story

Residential treatment followed by a supportive, structured transition plan have made a permanent difference in the lives of teens and their families for decades. I’d like to recount the client success story of one teen and his mother who put her trust in the process I...
Identifying Depression and Anxiety Among Teens

Identifying Depression and Anxiety Among Teens

“I didn’t answer him. All I did was, I got up and went over and looked out the window. I felt so lonesome all of a sudden, I almost wished I was dead.” Holden Caufield, the protagonist in J.D. Salinger’s 1951 classic of teen angst, The Catcher in the Rye, was hardly...
Dangers Awaiting After Discharge

Dangers Awaiting After Discharge

The moment a teen completes treatment is a heady time. It is natural to feel a sense of triumph. But as a coach might say after his team’s first victory, enjoy it today and then get back to work. There is plenty to be done and there will be inevitable defeats along...
Let’s Make a Deal: The Excitement Phase

Let’s Make a Deal: The Excitement Phase

The first phase of transition after treatment is one of excitement for both teen and parents. There is a sense of “completion,” of accomplishment felt by all involved. It is a time of high hopes. It is a phase. This phase is not monochromatic. Teens and parents alike...
Preparing Your Teen to Leave Home

Preparing Your Teen to Leave Home

You have prepared your child to navigate the swirling waters of life with the help of out-of-home treatment and long-term family involvement. You have followed all the steps to better outcomes – parental involvement in treatment and at-home after-care that includes...

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