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A Weekend Workshop and a Facebook Group: Invaluable Support for Turning Winds Parents

Parents who send their kids to Turning Winds usually have been through a lot. Linda and Frank Dawson are no exception. Their son Charlie started misusing drugs and alcohol in middle school and he became aggressively defiant—especially with his dad.  “We felt it had gotten beyond our ability to deal with it,” remembers Frank. In […]

Turning Winds: A Destination For Transformative Healing

Destination For Transformative Healing

Are you seeking a transformative solution for your teen’s challenges? Turning Winds offers a unique, long-term residential treatment program for teens that fills the gaps left by conventional options. Our holistic and relational approach, guided by experts like Dr. John Gordon and CEO Owen Baisden, ensures profound and lasting change for your teen. Turning Winds […]

When the Identified Patient Turns Into a Scapegoat

The so-called “identified patient is a proverbial scapegoat,” wrote Annie Wright, LMFT, on Psychology Today in 2022. “Identified patients are often the first people in the room to nod their heads when the term ‘black sheep’ is said. You say ‘scapegoat,’ and they say ‘yes.’ They know what it is to feel lonely, unsupported, and […]

Fentanyl Deaths Increasing Among US Teens

Drug overdose deaths in the United States have spiked to record highs in recent years, primarily due to the increased use of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. The rate of deaths from fentanyl drug overdoses increased by nearly a quarter in 2021 […]

Finding Help For Your Troubled Teen

One of the hardest calls a parent can make is to seek help for a child in trouble. Their families are usually in crisis mode and are unsure what the best course of action might be.  “Understandably, it’s not a call any family really wants to make,” says Turning Winds admissions director Eric Loesch. “In […]

When Your Family Needs to Be Rescued

You may know that your troubled child needs help, but it’s not easy to figure out what type of treatment will deliver the greatest benefit. And it’s not only your child who needs help; frequently the entire family is in disarray and unsure of how to achieve a rescue. Different options abound: wilderness programs, residential […]

Where Can I Send My Troubled Teen?

In today’s age of easy access to information, you might think it would be easier to find the right help for your teen’s needs. But, sometimes, even knowing exactly what those needs are is difficult. There are so many options available – boarding schools, boot camps, wilderness programs and therapeutic boarding schools – which one […]

Choosing the Right Treatment Program for Your Teen

Seeking help for your teenager is a tough decision to make, but it’s the right one. Adolescence is a tumultuous time, even under the best circumstances. Teens’ brains go through huge changes, which can leave them volatile, vulnerable and fragile. For teens in crisis, treatment can make all the difference, giving them the tools they […]

How To Protect Your Teen From Cyberbullying

How To Protect Your Teen From Cyberbullying Everyone knows what it feels like to be bullied. The time of Adolescence is a hard time for anyone and getting bullied is just an inherent consequence of being a teenager. That’s all good and well, but what about when the torment of a bully is inescapable? What […]