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The Promise of Wilderness Therapy – a comprehensive guide to how and why wilderness therapy can be a solution for at-risk youth. The book may be purchased at

Sending a Lost Boy to the Wilderness to Find Himself by Richard Reiss

Therapeutic School Placement: Parallel Processes of Change in Children and Their Parents
Molly Baron, M.A.

How To Talk To Your Teen
Robyn Warner, M.S., Three Springs, Inc.

The Parent Process
R. Dean Porterfield, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C., MHSP

Adolescent Care, A Landscape of Change
Kimball DeLaMare, LCSW, Island View Residential Treatment Center and The Oakley School

Signs of Use, Abuse and Addiction
Larry J. Wells, LSAC, CAC

Placing the Right Child in the Right Facility for the Right Reasons
Jared Balmer, Ph.D.

Troubled Teens Need Proven Intervention, Not Boot Camp - Seven questions to help parents find a safe and effective alternative

MADI Resource Center

Bringing the Expedition Home: Incorporating Good Food and Exercise into your Family’s Routine
Catherine Freer Clinical Director Kevin Riley, LCSW, CADC

Maximizing the Outcome of Residential Treatment
Stephen G. Biddulph, M.A.

Educating Your Troubled Teen
Emmanuel A. Argiros and Sidney F. Parham, Ph.D.

10 Questions Parents Should Ask About Distance Learning
Questions for parents to ask to find the differences in distance learning schools