Leading Residential Treatment Centers Offer Back to School Advice

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Solstice RTC and Solstice East provide back to school tips for National Back to School month

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“At Solstice, our experience has demonstrated to us that when teens start succeeding academically and are equipped with the necessary emotional tools, they are more likely to be motivated elsewhere in their lives,” commented Dan Stuart.

Solstice RTC and Solstice East, premier residential treatment centers for struggling teen girls ages 14-18, are observing National Back to School month by providing parents with back to school suggestions for teens.

As recognized experts who have worked with teens for decades, the Solstice leadership team offers advice on how to help teens have success in school:

  • Get teens organized. Helping teens keep all assignments together in binders, notebooks, etc. helps teen stay on top of schoolwork. Additionally, creating a calendar helps teen recognize upcoming deadlines and plan ahead.
  • Stay connected about school. Sitting down after school and talking with your teen about their day will make them feel like you’re interested in their academics and social life.
  • Support aspirations and dreams. Encouraging teens to get involved in extracurriculars they are passionate about will get them excited to go to school in the morning.
  • Teach teens how to be responsible online. Once the school year starts, so does the threat of cyberbullying. Keeping your teen up-to-date on privacy settings and appropriate online behavior is an important step to preventing cyberbullying altogether.
  • Prioritize sleep. Getting enough sleep is crucial to the health and productivity of teens. Make sure your teen is in bed at an appropriate time without distractions that could keep them awake.

A 1999 study published in the Journal of Research and Development in Education found a direct correlation between parent involvement in their child’s academic life both at home and school, and whether or not the child would go on to obtain an undergraduate degree. Solstice residential treatment centers try to create this similarly nurturing academic environment for students with caring, experienced teachers and individualized academic plans.

“Our residential treatment center works with teen girls struggling with emotional and behavioral issues damaging potential academic success. We provide them with the tools necessary to thrive in a traditional school environment,” says Kyle Gillett, Ph.D., LMFT and Executive Director of Solstice East and Founder of both Solstice RTC and Solstice East.

At Solstice and Solstice East, the education of students is just as important as their journey towards healing. Academics are fully integrated with the clinical program and all treatment plans include academic problems and goals.

“At Solstice, our experience has demonstrated to us that when teens start succeeding academically and are equipped with the necessary emotional tools, they are more likely to be motivated elsewhere in their lives,” commented Dan Stuart,MS, LMFT and Executive Director and Founder of Solstice. “When teens begin to feel confident, it has a positive impact on their family and peer relationships, as well as their clinical progress.”

For more information about Solstice RTC or Solstice East as well as for additional information as to how to support your child’s academic efforts, please contact us at 855-290-9684.
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Solstice RTC and Solstice East are residential treatment centers that have helped hundreds of struggling teens on their journey to solving issues like depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and associated symptoms, drug abuse, and behavioral problems. Solstice RTC in Utah and Solstice East in North Carolina offer specialized, clinically intensive programs based on the specific needs of young women. At Solstice RTC and Solstice East, young women discover their full potential. For additional information on Solstice RTC, call 801-444-0794. For additional information on Solstice East, call 828-484-9946.

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