How to Recognize Childhood Trauma in Your Teen

  Childhood trauma can occur in many ways. Parents who foster or adopt children are more likely to experience the effects of childhood trauma due to extreme losses, adverse experiences and challenges the children have encountered. However, even children born into safe, protected homes and families may experience trauma at some point in their life.

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Self-Harm: What Every Parent Should Know

For many parents, the concept of self-harm is strange and confusing.  You may feel helpless and anxious about the fact that your daughter is engaging in this behavior. Estimates show that approximately one in every 200 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 cut themselves on a regular basis. This isn’t the only type… Read more »

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Equine Therapy and Mental Health

When you’re searching for the best therapeutic boarding school for your daughter, there are important questions to consider: What is the credibility and success rate of the program? How caring and equipped is the staff? Have I heard any of the testimonies of alumni? Is the location and atmosphere conducive to recovery? What about the curriculum? These… Read more »

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Keys to Greenbrier’s Academic Success

Amazing things are happening at Greenbrier Academy for Girls. While the school has maintained a reputation for exceptional therapeutics, the Academic Department has been collecting accolades as well. Greenbrier Accreditation by North Central Association of Schools and Colleges With the recent accreditation by the prestigious North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and a reputation for matriculating… Read more »

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Why Greenbrier Academy Puts Family First

When families are dealing with troubled teens, many families assume that their teen is the driving source of family issues.  As teenage girls grow and develop, they face physical and mental changes that affect how they act and who they become. Life starts changing as they age into their teenage years which often results in… Read more »

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The Importance of Positive Peer Support

Positive peer support comes in all different, shapes, sizes and forms. It can come directly from a person or a group of people, through the Internet, via social media networks, in school, on sports fields and so many other places. As most would agree, even the smallest form of positive peer support can be life… Read more »

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Playing a Positive, Active Role in Your Teen’s Life

As tweens begin their teenage years and grow up to become young adults, it’s important that parents play an active role in their lives. As a parent, you’re probably thinking your teenager wants absolutely nothing to do with you and your spouse, but whether that’s apparent or not, research shows that it’s important to stay… Read more »

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Three Incredible Benefits of a Small Class Size

At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, a positive and supportive learning environment is an important piece of our premier program. And one of the best ways to ensure that your daughter is receiving the best possible education is by offering her individual attention in the classroom. Small class sizes allow for a more personalized learning experience,… Read more »

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What Students Can Gain from Real World Learning

Understandably, academic curriculum has changed throughout the years. Classrooms are still used as primary learning environments, but the real world is following closely in its tracks. Using the world around us to teach our students allows them to be immersed in the lessons being taught, with hands-on experiences and tangible items they can actually reach… Read more »

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Five Benefits of Real World Learning

As a technique often employed at Greenbrier Academy for Girls, real world learning encourages students to get involved and excited about learning through hands-on experiences. Real-world learning is a way to get our girls interested in the classes they take and there are some incredible benefits to this teaching method. Cooperation Instead of having students… Read more »

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