The History of a Building is the History of a Community

The History of a Building is the History of a Community When it was built in 1903, the architectural masterpiece which currently houses Discovery Academy was a chapel. The chapel was the heart of the local community. While a great deal has changed since its original construction, fostering a strong community is at the heart…

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Co-Parenting Your Troubled Teen

Parenting teens are difficult at the best of times. When families are going through a divorce, everything becomes more challenging. Developing and following a co-parenting plan can help you and your Ex to be better parents to your teen. You and your Ex both have the same goal–raising your teen to be a responsible, capable…

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Boot Camps Don’t Work. Here’s Why.

Boot Camps Don’t Work. Here’s Why. By Trenna Ahlstrom   Punishment based programs such as boot camps and Scared Straight programs are not effective in improving troubled teens behavior. Amy Morin, LCSW, succinctly describes the problem with boot camps. “Kids in military-style boot camps learn to do what they’re told when someone is yelling in…

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Neurofeedback Improves Brain Regulation

Neurofeedback Improves Brain Regulation Christine Nelson always knew that she wanted to work with teenagers. At Discovery Academy, Christine helps teens by providing them with neurofeedback. For people who are struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, eating disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), or emotional regulation, neurofeedback can be a life-altering treatment. Neurofeedback…

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