An Emotional Service Trip to Guatemala

A body of water with a boat in the foreground and a mountain in the background with some clouds on the mountain's peak

Turning Winds provides the ideal opportunity to take part of a life changing volunteer vacation and create memories, friendships and connections that will last a lifetime.

3 Most Effective Troubled Teen Residential Treatment Options

The other day, I had an interesting conversation with a mom about her 15-year-old girl. We discussed her daughter’s struggles with chronic depression and anxiety. She talked about her beautiful daughter’s potential and dreams and how suddenly, when she was 12 years old, her life came to a halt.  She told me she could not recognize […]

How One Act Of Kindness Saved The Life Of A Suicidal Teenager

Depressed Teen Plans To Take Her Own Life When A Barista Writes A Note On Her Starbucks Cup When was the last time you did something out of the ordinary in order to brighten someone’s day? If you can’t remember, don’t feel bad. As humans, we sometimes undervalue the concept of paying it forward. In […]

Behavioral Issues For Parents Of Adopted Teenage Girls To Look Out For

When adopted teenage girls struggle with the inherent physical, emotional, or social changes of adolescence, out of control behaviors are typical and should even be expected. The following article examines some of the most common behavioral problems in adopted teens, and furthermore, teaches parents of adopted teens how to handle these behavioral issues. Typical Out […]

Recognizing Depression in Teenage Girls

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by disturbances in emotional response and thoughts. It disproportionately affects adolescent girls at a rate of twice as much when compared to adolescent boys. There are theories as to why girls are more likely to suffer from depression, such as it being a consequence of the earlier development of […]

Signs That Show Your Daughter Is Suffering From Anxiety

Helping Your Teen Daughter through Anxiety If your troubled teenage daughter is currently suffering from anxiety or depression, you have several actions that you can take to help her in her recovery process.  It is crucial for parents of an anxiety-ridden teenage girl to empathize with what she is going through. By developing a deeper […]

Alumni Event – Seattle Washington

Alumni Event – Seattle, Washington  At the beginning of the year, Turning Winds Academic Institute began hosting regional, events as a way to build a stronger relationship with our alumni – a commitment which we feel is life long.      Our first ever event was held in Southern California at the beginning of this […]

Treatment Options For Your Daughter’s ADHD At Turning Winds

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in teens isn’t an isolated problem when you consider that an estimated one in 10 children suffer from it. But it’s often a difficult disorder to diagnose in teen girls, who often behave differently than boys who have the same disorder. If you’re a parent whose teen daughter suffers from ADHD, you understand how difficult of […]

Alcohol Treatment For Troubled Teenage Girls

The Dangers of Alcohol on the Teenage Female Brain Alcohol is damaging to the human boy for a variety of reasons. In regards to troubled teenage girls, however, alcohol can be just as damaging psychologically as it is physically. Teenage girls’ brains are still developing. And – as you may very well be aware – If […]