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Future Primal: How Our Wilderness Origins Show Us the Way Forward

Future Primal: How Our Wilderness Origins Show Us the Way Forward | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In this sweeping big-picture synthesis, Louis G. Herman argues in Future Primal that for us to create a sustainable, fulfilling future, we need to first look back into our deepest past to recover our core humanity.
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Fascinating concept, and might give insight as to what children really need.  Available March 14, 2013

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Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Woodbury Reports Places For Struggling Teens - News and Views

Woodbury Reports Places For Struggling Teens - News and Views | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

This is a supplemental publication of Woodbury Reports' Places for Struggling Teens, www.strugglingteens.com.  We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.

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Research Suggests That Psychiatric Interventions Like Admission to a Mental Facility Could Increase Suicide Risk

Research Suggests That Psychiatric Interventions Like Admission to a Mental Facility Could Increase Suicide Risk | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A major study identifying the highest risk factors for suicide we’ve ever found has been barely discussed.


Via George Curran
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So does this mean that we should reassess our basic assumptions about psychiatry and psychology?  -Lon

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Teaching empathy to at-risk kids

Teaching empathy to at-risk kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

There was a debate all semester about the root cause of violence in our society. Guns. Video games. But I took the class somewhere else. We talked about empathy.

Many of these kids had horror stories for biographies. A couple of them expressed a concern to me in private that they didn't feel empathy for others. That they were cold-hearted. Dead....


Then, the teen I had spoken with said,
"There's no empathy.


The villain in the movies is always out for revenge. It's no different with kids who shoot up their schools. Those kids are out for justice, to right a wrong. That's how they see it."


by Benjamin Dancer


Via Edwin Rutsch
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This lack of empathy sounds a lot like the kids that have loving middle class or above homes that are enrolled in therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness therapy programs.  This lack of empathy is not limited to the poor.  All social classes need more empathy.  -Lon  

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Tears and hugs for once-troubled teens at National Guard camp

Tears and hugs for once-troubled teens at National Guard camp | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A quasi-military camp run by the National Guard tries to get high school dropouts back on track; CBS News was there when cadets and families were reunited
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Neurobiology of Addiction: PET Scans Show Changes in the Brain.

Neurobiology of Addiction: PET Scans Show Changes in the Brain. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

In the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) that was published last year, addiction is classified as a “substance abuse disorder.” According to Talbert, “the newly revised edition took out the ‘legal ramifications’ criteria and substituted ‘craving.’ And that’s where you’re starting to see some progression with treating this disease. - See more at: http://www.hcplive.com/conferences/apna-2014/Neurobiology-of-Addiction-PET-Scans-Show-Changes-in-the-Brain-#sthash.JV4uRfVS.dpuf

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The cry for attention when a child runs away

The cry for attention when a child runs away | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Eleven-year-old Michelle Levy has thankfully been found and safely reunited with her parents, who must have undergone an agonising weekend, after disappearing at around 6.30pm on Saturday, wearing only a white party dress with black, orange and yellow flowers on it and a black sash.

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The Marshmallow Test review – if you can resist, you will go far

The Marshmallow Test review – if you can resist, you will go far | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Do you take your gratification instant or deferred? And why does it matter? American psychologist Walter Mischel tests your willpower. By Zoe Williams

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If you Divorce Mom Does it Mean You Divorce Me Too? #DivorceHurts

If you Divorce Mom Does it Mean You Divorce Me Too? #DivorceHurts | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I remember when my parents divorced, I was actually happy! I know that sounds strange, but my dad had started drinking more heavily, and I felt uncomfortable around him. He was my lovable dad, but ...
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Myths About the Brain Common among Teachers

Myths About the Brain Common among Teachers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Popular myths about brain function may negatively impact teachers' effectiveness if they are using the myths to influence how they teach and treat students.
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US Drug Czar Opens National Harm Reduction Conference in Unprecedented Move - Substance.com

US Drug Czar Opens National Harm Reduction Conference in Unprecedented Move - Substance.com | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Michael Botticelli’s presence in Baltimore indicates the softening of government attitudes to harm reduction—and wins him a standing ovation.


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Why Spirituality Is Important In Addiction Recovery - New Hope Recovery Center

Why Spirituality Is Important In Addiction Recovery - New Hope Recovery Center | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Spirituality is important in addiction recovery because addiction takes away our spirituality, disconnecting us from powers, people and things outside ourselves.

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I like their definitions of religion and spirituality.  They can overlap, but are two different perspectives and aren't necessarily tied to each other.  Very helpful in working with someone turned off by their experiences with organized religion. -Lon

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Spirited Lady Living: What is Co-Dependence and How Can It Stifle You?

Spirited Lady Living: What is Co-Dependence and How Can It Stifle You? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

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When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen

When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Checking Facebook has become a chore for us but it doesn't have to be that way. Check out these things that'll happen once you stop checking Facebook!
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Good points that we should not let social media control us. :) -Lon

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This Is Your Brain on Drugs

This Is Your Brain on Drugs | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought.

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The new available information seems to be way ahead of popular perceptions on the potential harm of drugs. -Lon

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Young Adults using marijuana show longer term consequences in brain structure than previously believed.

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From age 8 to 80, expert reveals the price we pay for not sleeping

From age 8 to 80, expert reveals the price we pay for not sleeping | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Most Americans who spend part of the year on daylight saving time look forward to the extra hour of sleep when it’s time to “fall back” to standard time. We are a nation of sleep-deprived people, and experts say all ages suffer in various, unhealthy ways.
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Maybe this is why the thought of sleeping a little more sounds so inviting. :) -Lon

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Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies

Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The startling physiological effects of loneliness, optimism, and meditation.

In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on

Via Anne Leong
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Among other things, this is a good argument for optimism as opposed to what is called realism.  It seems to apply both to the personal and society - i.e. If a society feels things are going wrong, as the US currently seems to, then things will go wrong, while when a society believes in itself, as we used to, much more is accomplished and more goes right. -Lon.

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Leaving Anorexia: The Road to Recovery

Leaving Anorexia: The Road to Recovery | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Over the past year, several notable research studies have shed light on some of the biological influences that contribute to Anorexia, and have pointed the way to potential new treatment approaches...

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, October 28, 1:28 AM

But here's a personal story to put it all in perspective . . . 

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Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.
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There is a reason that music is so universally popular. :)  -Lon

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Here Come The Lawnmower Parents, A Breed That Is More Aggressive Than Helicopter Parents

Here Come The Lawnmower Parents, A Breed That Is More Aggressive Than Helicopter Parents | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Helicopter parenting is gradually being superseded by Lawnmower parenting. These parents are way more proactive and frankly, it could be detrimental to their kid’s development
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And in the letters at the end of the article, there are suggestions for other names:  Jet-fighter parents, and nuclear warhead parents. :)  The serious part is all are damaging to their children all too often  -Lon

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Oxytocin Bonding Birth and Trust - BrainFacts.org

Oxytocin Bonding Birth and Trust - BrainFacts.org | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

When researchers began searching for clues about how the brain signals to the body that the time has come to give birth, they had no way of knowing doing so would guide them to a hormone involved in social behaviors like attachment, trust, and empathy. Scientists are hopeful that studies of the brain chemical oxytocin will lead to a better understanding of disorders marked by social dysfunction, such as autism.


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Author Mary Romero Featured In Motivational Book, 'Tales To Inspire: The Sapphire Collection'

Author Mary Romero Featured In Motivational Book, 'Tales To Inspire: The Sapphire Collection' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
According to the 2010 Intimate Partner Violence Report issued by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 24.3% of women have been subjected to physical violence by an intimate partner a...
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Mary talks about her personal experience and what she learned about domestic violence when I interviewed her   sco.lt/9LltLd

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Oakley School-UT - Visit Report

Oakley School-UT - Visit Report | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Oakley school is a coed college prep boarding school for teens ages 14 to 18. It is designed for students who are struggling but do not need the clinical intensity of a residential treatment center. The students are bright but underperforming academically and otherwise. Read more about Lon Woodbury's visit to Oakley School in his Visit Report.
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Not only was the weather great for my visit, all the staff and students were pleasant and I had a great time there. -Lon

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Dangers of Untreated Addiction and Abuse

Dangers of Untreated Addiction and Abuse | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Perhaps you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, yet you have the ability to function each day by going to work and take care of your duties.
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Teens and Drugs: What a Parent Can Do to Help

(Although I’ll talk about this important issue in terms of a boy’s behavior, it could just as easily be about a girl.)
It’s an all too familiar story. A young teen who was once loveable, happy, a reasonably successful student and all around good...

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What a parent can do to help prevent teenage drug addiction.

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3 strategies for using empathy as an antidote to cyberbullying

3 strategies for using empathy as an antidote to cyberbullying | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Is social media killing empathy?

It’s a valid question when 88 percent of social-media-using teens have witnessed cruelty online and research has repeatedly shown that many of today’s adolescents — who spend more than seven hours a day consuming media — struggle with the ability to recognize other people’s emotions. With children’s socialization increasingly moving into the digital realm, something is clearly getting lost in translation.

“There's a cost to this change in the way kids socialize, and that has to do with how empathy develops,” journalist Emily Bazelon


By Nicole Krueger


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Alpine Academy-UT

Alpine Academy-UT | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Alpine Academy offers family-based residential treatment that is uniquely successful at helping teenage girls learn the skills to succeed at home, in school, and with their own families. Our campus is located at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains in beautiful Erda, Utah.

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Woodbury Reports Thanks Alpine Academy

for their continued support.

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