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Keeping the Finger off the Trigger | Sober Nation

Keeping the Finger off the Trigger | Sober Nation | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A trigger is a place, person or an event that could lead someone in active recovery back into being an active user. Find out how to identify your triggers.

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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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This obsession with parenting is out of control

This obsession with parenting is out of control | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Not long ago, an email went around some of the academic lists I subscribe to entitled “New parenting study released”. Heart sinking a little as I clicked the link to a New Yorker article, I expected to…

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Mental health care 'in dark ages'

Mental health care 'in dark ages' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.


Norman Lamb told BBC News he was determined to modernise the provision of psychiatric help for children.


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Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School

Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free.
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The Narcissism Epidemic

The Narcissism Epidemic | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Did your parents tell you to love yourself before you can love others? Do you take selfies? If so, you may be a narcissist. A male teenager is the United Kingdom’s first selfie addict who attempted

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Does the writer have something here?  Or just jumping to conclusions? -Lon

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, August 13, 8:35 AM

30% of young people may be narcissist.  Wow!  At an art museum, my husband and I notice that tourists were spending more time taking their own pictures than looking at the art. 

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)'s Statement on the Death of Robin Williams

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)'s Statement on the Death of Robin Williams | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers our condolences to Robin Williams’ family, his friends, and everyone touched by Robin’s generous spirit.  Based on initial reports, we understand that Robin took his life by suicide.

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HIPAA Enforcement On The Rise, Criminal Prosecutions Become More Prevalent - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - United States

HIPAA Enforcement On The Rise, Criminal Prosecutions Become More Prevalent - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - United States | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
24 Jul 2014 - United States - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - HIPAA Enforcement On The Rise, Criminal Prosecutions Become More Prevalent - Duane Morris LLP - A subset of aggressive enforcement efforts is the effort in specific circumstances to bring criminal prosecutions.
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Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals

Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Most youngsters believe their parents are oblivious to their web activities, while some admit to making fake social media profiles and fudging browser histories to deceive tech-savvy ones, a new report shows.
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Harm Reduction Made Me a Much Better Family Therapist - Substance.com

Harm Reduction Made Me a Much Better Family Therapist - Substance.com | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As an abstinence-based therapist, I assumed that failure and frustration came with the territory. When I adopted the values and strategies of harm reduction, I was finally able to offer my clients real help.

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George Curran's curator insight, August 11, 1:17 PM

"The philosophy of harm reduction is based on our knowledge that human beings engage in behaviors that carry risks. Harm reduction values each person’s dignity and respects their right to make choices. This shifts the focus from attempting to restrict or prohibit risky behaviors to reducing the negative consequences associated with them."

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The Teen Spin Cycle - Parent Tips from Mark Gregston

The Teen Spin Cycle - Parent Tips from Mark Gregston | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Mark Gregston shares some "do's" and "don't's" if your teen starts to spin out of control.
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Violent video games: More playing time equals more aggression

Violent video games: More playing time equals more aggression | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time. Researchers found that people who played a violent video game for three consecutive days showed increases in aggressive behavior and hostile expectations each day they played. Meanwhile, those who played nonviolent games showed no meaningful changes in aggression or hostile expectations over that period.


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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, July 6, 5:09 AM

How do you deal with the issue of video games containing violence in your house?

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Synthetic Drugs: Investigating A Global Epidemic | The Fix

Synthetic Drugs: Investigating A Global Epidemic | The Fix | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Many of the more than 300 new synthetic drugs on the market are known to trigger unpredictable, sometimes fatal, highs. They're now commonplace, often legal. And the effects can be devastating.

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‘[He] Shot Him!’: Heartbreaking Words From an 18-Year-Old Woman Who Turned Her Cop Parents in for Shooting Her Boyfriend in Front of Her

‘[He] Shot Him!’: Heartbreaking Words From an 18-Year-Old Woman Who Turned Her Cop Parents in for Shooting Her Boyfriend in Front of Her | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
An 18-year-old Tulsa woman recalled the heartbreaking moment she says her dad, who happens to be a local police officer, approached her boyfriend and shot him dead in cold blood right in front of her. "Jeremy walked up to the car and my dad shot him! Shot him...
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Of course there is much more to this story, but this is an example of how bad things can get when families deal with a troubled child without professional intervention.  -Lon

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Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
For the first time, there’s evidence that being fit can improve the speed and connectivity of brain neurons

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11 Signs Your Teen May Be Addicted | Palm Beach Institute

11 Signs Your Teen May Be Addicted | Palm Beach Institute | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Have you found paraphernalia? Have you suspected that your teen may be using drugs? These 11 signs may help you find out if your teen may be addicted.
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23 Words Teenagers Love To Use And What They Really Mean

23 Words Teenagers Love To Use And What They Really Mean | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Now you'll be able to understand what the youths are saying.
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What if...addiction isn't really a 'disease'? - The Vancouver Observer

What if...addiction isn't really a 'disease'? - The Vancouver Observer | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

“ The Vancouver Observer What if...addiction isn't really a 'disease'?”


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Severe obesity in kids on the rise

Severe obesity in kids on the rise | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The decline of childhood obesity rates seen in a couple of recent studies may be nothing more than an illusion, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Anthony Fazzary's curator insight, August 13, 4:52 PM

Dont always go by studies..... Go by actions and lifestyles... What lifestyle are you offerring your child? 

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What teens need to know about social media and the law

What's written on the internet can last forever - and a simple personal message or photograph can be forwarded on to others with just one click. Teens need to understand the potential consequences of their actions online, some of which can be against the law.
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How To Grow Your Tween’s Self-Esteem

How To Grow Your Tween’s Self-Esteem | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
My Mom has a friend whose daughter is having a difficult time in middle school, and it has spurred a few conversations. Apparently, she is not only being bullied by her peers, but by a …
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Our Featured School of the Week: Pasadena Villa-ME - Residential Mental Health Treatment Centers

Our Featured School of the Week:  Pasadena Villa-ME - Residential Mental Health Treatment Centers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Adult Residential Treatment for Chronic Mental Illness
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Online-Learning Company Faces Hundreds of Allegations of Deceiving Customers

Online-Learning Company Faces Hundreds of Allegations of Deceiving Customers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"An investigation by The Indianapolis Star has found hundreds of allegations of deceptive practices by the College Network, a for-profit online-learning company that sells college-preparatory materials and academic-support services to nontraditional students looking to earn a degree or college credit from an accredited university."


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7 Months Since Legalizing Marijuana, Here's How Wild Colorado Teens Are Getting

7 Months Since Legalizing Marijuana, Here's How Wild Colorado Teens Are Getting | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
No one saw this coming.
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Parenting more important than schools to academic achievement, study finds

“ New research finds that parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child's academic performance than the qualities of the school itself.”


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Dominic Barter on Compassion: Why It's Time for Restorative Justice

Dominic Barter on Compassion: Why It's Time for Restorative Justice | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In the wake of recent tragedies, Charles Eisenstein and Dominic Barter explain why restorative justice is the answer. Explore how compassion and empathy lead to healing and reconciliation.
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Restorative Justice principles are being used in several private schools for struggling teens I work with and it seems to being adopted by several places in the public sector.  With success in the ones I've watched I might add.  -Lon  

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One in five kids a victim of cyberbullying - Australian Study

One in five kids a victim of cyberbullying - Australian Study | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
One in five children is a victim of online bullying in late primary school and early high school, but the face-to-face variety remains more common, new report finds.
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