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The social dynamics of girls has been the subject of many movies and books and we’re all familiar with the concept of mean girls and Queen Bees. The mean girl habits can start much earlier than we think, even before middle school, but there are ways to help young girls, and young women, learn how to support one another. Why Do Girls Bully? Too often girls are taught to see other girls as competition. A survey by Plan International USA showed that...

Change is an inevitable part of life, but young adulthood is a time filled to the brim with changes. Transitioning from a teen to an adult. Leaving home for the first time. Attending a new school or entering the workforce. New experiences can be exciting, but there are also opportunities for failures. Failures can be seen as a negative outcome or as a learning experience. These situations can be challenging for anyone, but for young adults who lack resilience, they...

One question many teenagers have after leaving residential treatment is “is it possible to replicate the relationships I’ve built in treatment in the real world?” Anyone who has been through residential treatment recognizes how refreshing it is to be able to share fears and insecurities in a group setting and receive support and empathy rather than judgment and exclusion. Yet, the same social rules don’t always apply when they leave residential treatment. While they’ve identified values they want to seek...

Your daughter has accomplished something amazing and is on her way to graduate from a residential program or wilderness program. Now would be the time to start thinking about if a transitional program might be a good fit for her. Transitional programs such as Journey Home are a “step down” type of structure where girls aged 16-21 live in a residential setting and learn how to incorporate the skills learned in treatment programs with real world applications.  Why are step down...

One of the biggest obstacles to developing a self-care routine isn’t necessarily loathing the activities it might entail, it’s believing that one deserves to take a break and do things for themselves. It’s a Catch-22 that activities designed to improve one’s self esteem are harder to engage in when one struggles with low self-esteem in the first place. For some young adults, this might look like obsessing over skincare and makeup routines to the point where they’re no longer enjoyable...

A recent study found that young people in America are three times more likely to aspire towards a career as a professional Youtuber than working in the STEM field. For teens who have grown up spending more of their free time on social media and surfing the internet than participating in offline hobbies, it makes sense that they see this as a realistic career goal. We encourage teens to reflect on their personal experiences and values in order to determine...

After attending a residential program, many young women benefit from continued therapeutic structure, but don’t need the same level of care they may have had in a wilderness therapy program or a residential treatment center. While residential programs help people learn how to regulate their emotions and identify goals that they want to work towards, transition programs offer guidance as they apply these skills in reaching their goals. There are a variety of community treatment options available after residential program...

Research indicates that there are three primary factors that increase the likelihood of positive long-term success following discharge from residential treatment, including parental involvement in the treatment process, the stability and structure of the discharge environment, and the utilization of support following the aftercare program. While many transition programs have similar structures, a transition program designed for older teens may be a better developmental fit for your daughter leaving residential treatment than one for young adults. If you are looking...

By the time young women reach young adulthood, their beliefs about relationships and the way they interact with others feel ingrained. For someone who has struggled with maintaining friendships or being bullied throughout adolescence, it may feel impossible to overcome social anxiety as a young adult. They may internalize that social anxiety is part of their personality, rather than an issue that can be managed. However, positive, healthy relationships are essential for getting through this transitional period of one’s life....

According to the Pew Research Center, around 15% of children live in blended families with step-parents and step or half siblings. Only about 46% of families include two parents in their first marriage. In contrast, 40% of new marriages include at least one person who was previously married and 20% feature two people who have been previously married. Although blended families are becoming more common, it can still take a couple years for them to get used to the changes....