When is it time to ask for help?

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 9, 2019 12:31:19 PM

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When is it time to ask for help?

A Parent's Guide to Teenage Behavior

It can be hard for a kid to admit when things aren’t okay. If your teen is displaying negative patterns of behavior, they may be trying to communicate through their actions, instead. Research shows that upsetting experiences and stress are often the culprits behind behavioral issues in teens, and just because you can’t always see an underlying cause, doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong. This guide offers some helpful ways to identify problematic behaviors, understand the effects of highly stressful situations, and help your child cope and move past their experiences in a healthy and proactive way. This assessment is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

The Rewards of Not Giving Up

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Dec 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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The Rewards of Not Giving Up

Teenage drug abuse is a daunting obstacle to overcome. Getting to the other side takes personal courage along with solid support from the caring adults who intervene to help. That's why when a boy’s life goes from perilous to promising, it’s cause for celebration. Not only for him but also for family, friends, teachers, community, and for some boys, their probation officer.

Resources for Teens Struggling with Substance Abuse

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Resources for Teens Struggling with Substance Abuse

Tuesday's story "Few resources for teen addicts: Mother worries about options for 15-year-old son" in The Couer d'Alene Press highlights the importance of getting help for kids struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, including an interview with IYR's senior vice president of programs Dr. Robert Ball.