How Equine Therapy Helps Vulnerable Youth

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jun 26, 2020 9:13:19 AM

People often ask how, exactly, horses can make such a big impact on people who have experienced trauma. Many people think it is about simply riding horses and are surprised to learn that Idaho Youth Ranch Equine Therapy is ground-based.

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Topics: Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Equine Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Anxiety

Positive Childhood Experiences

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 24, 2020 4:06:54 PM

In 1985, Dr. Vincent Felitti was the Chief of Preventative Medicine at Keiser Permanente. He was doing a study on long-term health outcomes when he noticed that people who had traumatic pasts tended to have more dire health outcomes such as heart disease and diabetes. So strong was the trend, he turned the focus of his research to understanding more about how adversity in childhood related to health outcomes in adults.

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Topics: Families, childhood trauma, Anxiety, PCEs, ACEs

How to Practice Radical Acceptance

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 24, 2020 3:41:02 PM

One of the many approaches we take at Idaho Youth Ranch is a form of therapy called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

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Topics: For Parents, Counseling, Programs and Services, Toxic Stress, Covid-19, Anxiety, dbt

How Are Kids Experiencing COVID-19?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 9, 2020 11:55:42 AM

It’s easy for adults to believe that because children are small, their emotions are also small or somehow less real. This could not be further from the truth.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Families, Counseling, Toxic Stress, Covid-19, Anxiety