The Importance of Multicultural Awareness in Wilderness Treatment Settings

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The 7 Stories Your Brand Needs to be Telling

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Have you heard of the most recent “shiny marketing tactic” that everyone needs? Telling stories in your branding. It may be essential, but it might also be challenging for those of us who are not naturally gifted at storytelling.

Perhaps you are fantastic with concocting BIG ideas and solving BIG problems, but you’re not so hot at telling entert

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Blue Ridge Welcomes Two Family Therapists to the Team!

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At Blue Ridge, we are dedicated to Whole Family Support and believe in Family Systems oriented treatment. Led by our seasoned and compassionate clinical and family support teams, Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness provides the most effective and clinically integrated family experience, which contributes to foundational transformation in teens and

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Negativity Bias in Family Relationships

Negativity bias is a term used to describe the tendency of the human brain to notice problems or threats more readily than positive or beneficial situations. One theory on why this tendency exists is that it has historically had survival value. If, while sitting around the fire, we hear a stick break in the darkness nearby, some may dismiss it as h

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Empowering Students to Tackle Real-World Problems

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In recent years, we’ve seen a movement to participate in social change by K-12 students. Whether they are raising money to support a cause, finding solutions to problems in their environment, or actively participating in organizations and government, students are asking to have a hand in making their world better.

But most schools do not have th

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How Self-Directed Learning Makes Your Child A Better Contributor to Society

Makarios School is composed of intelligent and creative interest-directed learners, who get to decide how and when to learn. Our missionis to equip those students to be confident lifelong learners who will positively contribute to our society.

3.jpgYes, that’s kind of an ambiguous statement...there are endless ways to be a positive contributor to socie

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The Importance of Multicultural Awareness in Wilderness Treatment Settings

Any seasoned wilderness therapy staff knows the importance of students remaining well-hydrated. Being that our bodies are comprised of so much water, drinking plenty of it every day helps keep students’ bodies functioning properly; it helps with regulation of body temperature, aids in removing toxins, helps acclimatize the body to new altitudes, pr

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Problems with students when they join wilderness therapy

Adolescents struggling with a variety of mental health diagnoses, behavioral problems, developmental issues, learning disabilities, substance abuse/dependence, school problems and relational difficulties find effective healing at Blue Ridge.

The admissions team at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness is able to match your child’s unique circumstance

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The University Model and Why it Works

Defining the University Model &Why it Works

The university model of education requires students to do the majority of the learning on their own, and most don’t know how. They’ve spent four years spending 35 hours a week in a classroom where the teacher tells them what is important and what will be on the test. Then they go home and cram to remember that information long enough to pass.

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The University Model and Why it Works

Defining the University Model &Why it Works

 

The university model of education requires students to do the majority of the learning on their own, and most don’t know how. They’ve spent four years spending 35 hours a week in a classroom where the teacher tells them what is important and what will be on the test. Then they go home and cram to remember that information long enough to pass.

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Working with Group Dynamics in the Wilderness

 

A group of people sitting in a circle in the wilderness is an image we can all imagine, have seen, and/or been a part of. It's a powerful image. Why is this such a powerful image? It is something that has been going on for centuries. There is inherent wisdom, not only in the act of sitting in a circle and being a part of a group but also in what

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