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National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping – NATWC

The National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping was established with the purpose to under gird the direct care wilderness staff with opportunities for certification and continuing education. NATWC also works to educate the public and promote the existence of wilderness therapy for at-risk adolescents. The NATWC Board of Directors is comprised of industry professionals who...

SafePassage: Age of Majority

Deciding between a short term wilderness program or academic therapeutic boarding school can be a daunting task for a parent with an at-risk adolescent. Not only are there hundreds of therapeutic schools and programs parents have to sift through, for older teens the taste for independence, freedom in making their own decisions when they turn...

SafePassage: Adolescents and Gaming-Reality

In a recent conversation with Christy Plaice, LPC, MAC, CCT we discussed the adolescents’ sense of reality. In our professions we both encounter at-risk adolescents who are, often times at their worst. So I posed the question to Christy: Do you think that adolescents in general have a distorted sense of reality and if so, why...

SafePassage: Dr. Elizabeth Kohlstaedt to Speak

I posted an announcement on the NATWC blog yesterday alerting everyone to the fact that Dr. Elizabeth Kohlstaedt will present at the annual NATWC Conference in September 2009. For those of you who do not know Dr. Kohlstaedt I must encourage you to come and hear her speak. Her message is one that should not...
SafePassage: Parents Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

SafePassage: Parents Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

Where do I send my teenager? I know my teen needs help but they are already over 17, it’s probably too late; shouldn’t I just wait until they are legal and send them packing? These are just some of the questions that goes through a parent’s mind when they are looking to add a therapeutic...

Transport Luggage

Laura Morton, Woodbury Reports recently posted an article Luggage Checks detailing the need for parents to be mindful of the personal belongings they send with their children to wilderness or emotional growth therapeutic school or program. Since a Transport Team is often the conduit for a family to be able to move their teenager safely...

Runaways

Tis the season for teenagers to runaway. Oh, you didn’t know there was a season? Well actually there are two seasons: spring and fall and fall is definitely in the air. Believe me when I tell you that teenagers all over the world are getting ready to run. There is no scientific study that I...

Working with Educational Consultants FAQs

Many parents seek the services of “Educational Consultants” when selecting a school or college for their child. They also use the services of Educational Consultants when selecting a program for a struggling teen and at-risk youth. SafePassage Adolescent Services works with qualified Educational Consultants located throughout the country. The following are just a few of...

SafePassage Adolescent Services

“Working today for a better tomorrow . . .The world may be a different place because I have been important in a child’s life.”™ Worry free planned transport of at-risk adolescents Professional agents that exhibit dignity and respect for all adolescents in our care Client confidentiality We will arrange the travel logistics for your child...