Troubled Youth Program

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    Helping Teens Struggling With Loneliness and Sedentary Behavior

    While there’s a difference between loneliness and spending time alone, loneliness is associated with participating in fewer meaningful activities with other people. It’s possible for people to find meaning in solitary activities, like creative expression or work, but most of these activities are available from the comfort of one’s own home. A recent study suggests…

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    The 4 for You: Outdoor Therapy for Teens with Low Self-Esteem

    Being surrounded by nature is a place that is conducive to healing. Outdoor therapy for teens with low self-esteem can be extremely beneficial. Low self-esteem can present itself in many different ways depending on the individual. With low self-esteem, teens may find it difficult to navigate themselves socially. The teenage years can be tough. Adolescents…

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    The Four Downfalls: Negative Effects of Social Media

    Social media has quickly become an all-consuming part of adolescent’s lives. While it can seem like a fun, harmless place to share photos and interact with others, there is a growing concern of its impacts. New studies are highlighting the negative effects of social media associated with mental health, vulnerability, sleep, and suicide. Negative Effects…

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    The Unhealthy Connection Between Perfectionism and Anxiety

    While being a perfectionist can be a good thing, perfectionism can have negative impacts on one’s life. In fact, perfectionism can be directly linked to anxiety. On the surface perfectionism is basically one’s desire to be a perfect person. “Healthy” perfectionism can help motivate one to achieve goals, complete tasks, and giving full effort on…

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    Reconnecting on Common Ground: Family Programming at Trails Carolina

    At Trails, our Common Ground programming provides an opportunity for students  to reconnect with their families after being away. The reconnection happens through a series of planned activities and events that span over multiple days. Participating in Common Ground can be beneficial for the family dynamic as a whole. Therapists provide the proper support and…

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    Myers Briggs Test: Trails Carolina Family Programming Director Explains Use At Trails

    The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most researched and validated personality testing instrument in the world. There are thousands of journal articles and research pieces which justify its findings. Many people think of this personality test merely as a fun thing to do at social gatherings. However, it’s actually quite effective in helping…

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    Nature Therapy: An Untapped Medicine Surrounding Us

    More and more studies are coming out in support of nature therapy. This is good news because nature happens to be all around us–the park, in your backyard, or on that relaxing hike you love so much. PsyBlog recently published an article discussing the immense research showing the many benefits nature therapy has to offer…

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    Music Expression: The Effects of Music on Teen Self Esteem

    Most parents would (rightly) agree: their child is special. With this, it can be all the more heartbreaking to see your child suffer from a low opinion of themselves. Indeed, how could it be? You see that they’re special – so how could your child not see it? Unfortunately, there is no catch-all cure to…

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