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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Self-Mutilation, Eating Disorders, and Suicide

Self-Mutilation, Eating Disorders, and Suicide | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When the body weeps tears of blood, we need to wonder what terrible sorrows cannot be spoken. When food that had tasted good suddenly feels like poison and has to be purged from the body, we should wonder what traumatic experiences exist that cannot be contained, metabolized, and integrated. . . The body speaks of that which cannot be said in words, of secrets, lies, and trust that has been broken (Farber 2003, p.188)
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New Treatment Models for Teen Porn Addiction

New Treatment Models for Teen Porn Addiction | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The enormous global proliferation of online pornography has made a vast array of sexually explicit material available to a large teen audience on laptops, tablets and smart phones. And if smart accessories catch on, you will soon be able to wear your...
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5 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety

5 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

When it comes to quitting drinking, there are the obvious, expected benefits—like improved health and the ability to keep yourself out of dangerous situations. But there are also many fringe benefits that most of us never saw coming when we signed up for sobriety.

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Everything you wanted to know about sexting, but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about sexting, but were afraid to ask | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Stories of teens taking and sending a naked picture of themselves with their phones have been all over the news media in recent years. The outcome? Shocking, according to reports which have suggested that…

Via Peter Mellow
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Perhaps the most harm comes from over-reacting to threats that are fairly rare.  -Lon

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Polaris Teen Center-CA - New Perspective

Polaris Teen Center-CA - New Perspective | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Polaris Teen Center is a mental health residential treatment center in Los Angeles that provides growth, healing, and making healthy lifestyle changes for lasting recovery.
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Why slow parenting your teen is a great idea? -

Ever hear of slow parenting? Well it can help you create a better relationship with your teenager. Click here to check it out.

Via Teenage Sons
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BREAKING NEWS: Michael Walsh to leave as CEO of NAATP by end of year

BREAKING NEWS: Michael Walsh to leave as CEO of NAATP by end of year | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Michael Walsh, who helped to move the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) past a turbulent period in its history and articulated a strong voice for high-quality, ethical treatment services, will be leaving the association representing treatment centers by the end of the year.
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Released From Prison After 20 Years, SoCal Man Finds Calling In Counseling Troubled Teens

Released From Prison After 20 Years, SoCal Man Finds Calling In Counseling Troubled Teens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
John Hawkins was convicted of conspiracy and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. It was there he says he found his calling: counseling troubled teens.
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Its always inspiring to find stories of people balancing out for their previous mistakes. What better way than to help kids learn what's important. -Lon

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To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.

Via Suvi Salo
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Teachers have known the basics of this for a long time.  Its interesting to see that approach explained in more depth. -Lon

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The Myth of Chinese Super Schools by Diane Ravitch

The Myth of Chinese Super Schools by Diane Ravitch | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
On December 3, 2013, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced yet again that American students were doing terribly when tested, in comparison to students in sixty-one other countries and a few cities like Shanghai and Hong Kong
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His assertion that centralized testing in China is increasing test scores and destroying creativity and individuality - both of which are needed for success in the new economy. This really seems to ring true when looking at US energy into test preparation instead of learning. -Lon

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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, CADC
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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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Let the kids play their video games, it's good for them!

Let the kids play their video games, it's good for them! | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Pulling children away from their consoles can be exhausting – and it's probably counterproductive.
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Lois Stern Releases Tales2Inspire Book 4

Lois Stern Releases Tales2Inspire Book 4 | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Tales2Inspire ~ The Ruby Collection by Lois W. Stern is the fourth in a series of books of inspiring stories. This collection is subtitled "Gifts of Compassion", an apt name for the gemstone symbolizing friendship and love.

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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.

Via Beth Dichter
Lon Woodbury's insight:

We still have a long ways to go to figure out how to make this happen as effectively as we do face to face interactions. -Lon

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 6, 2014 7:37 AM

This new infographic from ISTE compares a good citizen to a good digital citizen. Many students many find this poster of value as they learn the need to be a good citizen both online and offline.

As the post states, being a good citizen and a good digital citizen "are not so different from the basic tenets of traditional citizenship: Be kind, respectful and responsible, and just do the right thing."

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:23 AM

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21 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

21 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"In the past year, education researchers have done much to turn commonly held beliefs about learning on their head.

In her controversial new book, Seven Myths About Education...Daisy Christodoulou draws on her recent experience of teaching in challenging schools to show us just how much educational practice contradicts basic scientific principles..."


Via Beth Dichter, Miloš Bajčetić
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Its amazing how many things there are that everybody knows - but just ain't so!  -Lon

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 9, 2014 7:41 PM

What myths do you know that undermine educational effectiveness? This post provides 21, and each is explained in the post. Fourteen of the myths provide links to additional information. Five of them are listed below. Click through to the post to find additional information on these five and the additional sixteen.

* Facts prevent understanding.

* You can always just look it up.

* Homework boosts achievement.

* Subject matter knowledge is a teacher's most powerful asset.

* The brain is static, unchanging and set before you start school.

You may not agree with all of these myths. Many could be used as a starter for discussions in a faculty meeting or with parents.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 10, 2014 9:14 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.
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Northwest College Support-ID Welcomes Larisa Rae Gadd For Admissions

Northwest College Support-ID Welcomes Larisa Rae Gadd For Admissions | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Northwest College Support is happy to welcome Larisa Rae Gadd as their new Admissions Director.
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Culture of cruelty: why bullying thrives in higher education

Culture of cruelty: why bullying thrives in higher education | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In an environment where discussion, debate and criticism are encouraged, undermining behaviour can flourish
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Conforming Is Uniquely Human

Conforming Is Uniquely Human | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Conforming just to fit in is a trait unique to humans and often begins in early childhood, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science. In fact, it is nonexistent in apes.
“Conformity is a very basic feature of human...

Via Anne Leong
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This speaks to the rot of peer pressure. -Lon

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Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
You don't find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering, but here's a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts.

Via Ken Morrison
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Playing music (including my own dance band) was a passion when I was young.  I can see how that experience has benefited me in every activity since. -Lon

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, November 2, 2014 6:36 AM

I feel that each of the advantages listed below reflect the advantages of the video course that I teach.

I like this concept of changing STEM to STEAM. This would include adding Arts to Science, Technology, Education and Math. Here are the advantages:

1. Creativity

2. Confidence

3. Problem Solving

4. Perseverance

5. Focus

6. Non-Verbal Communication

7. Receiving Constructive Feedback

8. Collaboration

9. Dedication

10. Accountability


 


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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.

Via New Hope Recovery
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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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New Hope Recovery's curator insight, October 31, 2014 8:56 AM

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.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

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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