Transitioning from High School to College

Summary of an article: Preparing Students To Transition from High School to College, a review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for their collegiate experience, August, 2012 Despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of students believe college is an avenue worth pursuing, only 68% actually enroll immediately after high school. Of those … Read More

Wilderness Experience

Please read this incredible story of recovery from a very brave young woman named Allie!  For so many young adults in the throes of addiction, the hardest step is the first step:  agreeing to go to treatment.  We find that the wilderness experience gives young adults time to reflect, time to slow down, and time to get reconnected to their … Read More

New England Tour: Day Two

Our day started out wet and rainy. While we were disappointed, we were happy we were not in wilderness on this day! Academy at Swift River (ASR) was beautifully decorated for the season with pumpkins and fall mums. We love the feel of this program! It was great to see our friend Bar Clarke in his new role as executive … Read More

New England Trip: Day One

Last week we traveled to Saranac Lake, New York to visit Adirondack Leadership Expeditions and Cummington, Massachusetts to visit Academy at Swift River.  Both of these programs are part of the Aspen Education Group.  This was our third trip to see Academy at Swift River but our first time visiting Adirondack Leadership Expeditions. Tracy Edwards, Thomas Ahern, Amanda Lehrer, Patrick … Read More

Ten Things We Wished We Had Known about Teaching before Changing Careers

(photo source) On Sunday, September 16th, Louise and I presented at Columbia’s chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for first meeting of the school year. Delta Kappa Gamma is an educational sorority for women educators – click here to read more about this organization.  We were asked to speak on the role of an educational consultant and ended up talking about … Read More

National Recovery Month

  If you type into Google, “September National Month” quite a few things pop up.  National Preparedness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, College Savings Month, National Skin Care Month, even National Chicken and National Rice Month! But one cause stood out to us today,  National Recovery Month.  Our local paper, The State, posted an article entitled Addiction – recovery helps … Read More

The Big D = DENIAL and The Boiled Frog Analogy

Photo From For many of the parents of children that come to our offices at The Price Group needing therapeutic placement, it is very hard to admit that their teen or young adult is totally out of control.  A term we like that comes from a book by John  McKinnon, M.D.,  called An Unchanged Mind is “global failure.”  What … Read More

Utah Trip: Day Five

Ashcreek Ranch Academy is a brand new program that has just opened its doors to serve adolescent males.  One of their goals is to make the right things easier and the wrong things difficult.  We enjoyed hearing about their program and having lunch with Darren Prince and his sister, Tammy. Be looking for a post on what is happening in … Read More

Utah Trip: Day Four

Our last full day in Utah started off in New Harmony at Kolob Canyon RTC.  Kolob is residential treatment center for 12 girls, ages 14 – 17.  The teachers here also teach at Moonridge Academy (below).  Horses are an important part of this program.  The therapy is relational based along with a great deal of recreational therapy.  The girls are always … Read More