Reading as Teen Therapy: The Power of a Good Book

Teen reads in bed as therapy

“I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found,” wrote the American novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. in his autobiographical collage Palm Sunday. “By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This, to me, […]

Helping Turning Winds Students Excel Academically

Turning Winds offers a high-quality academic experience for each of our teenage clients. Students enrolled at Turning Winds experience an individualized academic experience. Our data show that our students earn an average GPA of 3.5 while here, and in a 12-month time period our average student completes about 1.5-2 years of school while experiencing an […]

How to Handle ADHD in an Academic Environment

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or being overly active. ADHD was first included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders […]

Back to School Advice: How to Deal with Teen Angst, Depression, or Anxiety

If it seems to you that your teen is in constant emotional turmoil, that’s because they are. Parents can think of teenage emotions as a rollercoaster ride for everybody involved.    Understanding the Rollercoaster of Emotions   The Climb: The ride begins with a slow but steady climb up a steep hill. You can do nothing […]

Learning as Therapy

Turning Winds seeks to turn hearts and minds toward a brighter future. We offer a high-quality academic experience for each teenage student. As clients in a residential treatment center with a strong academic program, they are provided with a highly individualized academic experience.  “Academics is a really important part of our program,” says Turning Winds […]

Keeping Up With School During Treatment at Turning Winds

Many parents of children requiring treatment for a mental health condition or substance misuse issue are concerned about the impact on their child’s education. A good education is important for personal growth and future employment. It can help students improve their self-image and self-confidence and offer different tools for problem-solving. It can stimulate mental agility […]

Graduation as a Landmark

Graduating from high school, college, or a vocational program is usually a key moment in someone’s life. It’s a symbol of change, progression, and moving on to new adventures. People take a moment to celebrate what they’ve achieved so far and appreciate the memories that this part of their journey has given them. It can […]

The Therapeutic Family Environment at Turning Winds

One of the many special things about Turning Wind is the way the team is able to create a family environment for the teens in treatment. One of the awesome people who make that happen is head chef Veronica Langton. She is an experienced and excellent international cook who is in charge of ordering, preparing, […]

A Girls Therapeutic Boarding School – Is It Right For Your Child?

Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Until They Don’t. Girls have a reputation for being more difficult to raise than boys–past a certain age. It’s not entirely their fault, though. Part of it has to do with puberty and the hormones involved, and part of it has to do with society. The “cool” kid […]