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Musings of an Admissions Director

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This is possibly the only phrase to have been bellowed by every parent since there has been an inside to go out of. What is out there? It is not difficult to imagine children returning to the stone hearths of antiquity; dirty-faced, tired, and ready for dinner, after having been out “there,” discovering whatever youthful mischief or adventure that can be conjured out of the minds of children. Our progeny have gone outside to play, reluctantly or with wild enthusiasm, to find their friends, or themselves; to define their social order, or sometimes to just to run through the sprinkler, since the beginning of time itself. Whatever the reason, every parent, at one point or another, has known that the answer is outside.

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What are the negative impacts of poor self-esteem?

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Are more likely to experience a mental disorder or social problems, such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, violence, or other high risk behaviors (According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV), low self-esteem is a key component in the diagnostic criteria of major depressive disorders, manic and hypomanic episodes, dysthymic disorders, dissociative disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and in personality disorders, such as borderline, narcissistic and avoidant behavior.)

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Field Instructor Training November 8 to 14

Field Instructor Training November 8 to 14

Instructors are pivotal to the success of BRTW.  Field instructors work an 8-day on, 6-day off schedule.  For the entire 8 days, instructors hike and camp with clients in the National Forest.  The program serves youth “in-crisis”, ages 13-18.  Field instructors work with licensed therapists to deliver an individualized experience to every client.

The Field Instructor position is great for someone who wants to have a positive impact on youth while working in a beautiful outdoor setting.  BRTW is known for their outstanding instructors and a high instructor to student ratio.

Field Instructors are trained on wilderness and therapeutic skills during a 7-day Orientation trip and they receive continual training throughout their employment.

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Field Instructor Training November 8 to 14

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Thank you for your interest in Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. We are a licensed treatment program that uses the wilderness setting to provide a clinically-focused intervention, teaching clients accountability, communication skills and healthy emotional and behavioral habits. BRTW’s main office is in Clayton, GA, in the southern Appalachian Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.

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Guidance for Parents of Struggling Teens

posted by monicajenner66 1 month ago
tags: mental health

When you held your tiny infant in your arms, you wished all the best for their future: success, friendship, health, and joy. But eventually independence, rebellion, stressful life situations, behavioral issues, or emotional stressors set in. And here you are now, overcome with emotions centered around your struggling teen.

How can I help my son with his depression and anxiety?

What can I do to get my daughter to speak to me?

I don’t understand why my teen behaves/reacts this way.

How did I not see this coming?

Where did I go wrong?

What now?

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Our next training is September 27th to October 3rd.

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: mental health

Instructors are pivotal to the success of BRTW.  Field instructors work an 8-day on, 6-day off schedule.  For the entire 8 days, instructors hike and camp with clients in the National Forest.  The program serves youth “in-crisis”, ages 13-18.  Field instructors work with licensed therapists to deliver an individualized experience to every client.

The Field Instructor position is great for someone who wants to have a positive impact on youth while working in a beautiful outdoor setting.  BRTW is known for their outstanding instructors and a high instructor to student ratio.

Field Instructors are trained on wilderness and therapeutic skills during a 7-day Orientation trip and they receive continual training throughout their employment.

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Field Instructor Training September 27th to October 3rd

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: mental health

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Thank you for your interest in Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. We are a licensed treatment program that uses the wilderness setting to provide a clinically-focused intervention, teaching clients accountability, communication skills and healthy emotional and behavioral habits. BRTW’s main office is in Clayton, GA, in the southern Appalachian Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.

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Our next training is September 27th to October 3rd.

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: mental health

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Instructors are pivotal to the success of BRTW.  Field instructors work an 8-day on, 6-day off schedule.  For the entire 8 days, instructors hike and camp with clients in the National Forest.  The program serves youth “in-crisis”, ages 13-18.  Field instructors work with licensed therapists to deliver an individualized experience to every client.

The Field Instructor position is great for someone who wants to have a positive impact on youth while working in a beautiful outdoor setting.  BRTW is known for their outstanding instructors and a high instructor to student ratio.

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Field Instructor Training September 27th to October 3rd

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: mental health

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Thank you for your interest in Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. We are a licensed treatment program that uses the wilderness setting to provide a clinically-focused intervention, teaching clients accountability, communication skills and healthy emotional and behavioral habits. BRTW’s main office is in Clayton, GA, in the southern Appalachian Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.

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Field Instructor Training

posted by monicajenner66 2 months ago
tags: mental health

Thank you for your interest in Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness. We are a licensed treatment program that uses the wilderness setting to provide a clinically-focused intervention, teaching clients accountability, communication skills and healthy emotional and behavioral habits. BRTW’s main office is in Clayton, GA, in the southern Appalachian Mountains and borders the Chattahoochee and Nantahala National Forests. Clayton is conveniently located between Atlanta, GA, and Asheville, NC.

 

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