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Oct
31
2013

Treatment for Cutting and Self Harm

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

Self-harm includes any behavior designed to provide relief from emotional pain through self-inflicted physical pain. Many young people with self-harm issues have experienced some form of past trauma resulting in ongoing emotional distress. Instead of expressing this pain in productive ways-for instance by talking about it-many adolescents and young adults repress it and don’t experience […]

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Oct
31
2013

The Parents Role In Treating Attachment Disorder

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

If your child is suffering from moderate to reactive attachment issues, you have undoubtedly suffered too. Attachment disorder can be profoundly painful for parents because it impacts their ability to have reciprocal closeness and connection with their child. Without consistent, predictable or healthy care-giving during infancy, a child’s learned and neurological ability to connect with […]

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Oct
31
2013

Ashamed of Having Mental Illness?

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

If you could tell the world just one thing about Mental Illness what would it be? This question was posed about two months ago to a group of young adult women who joined together to discuss ways they could raise awareness on mental health issues. Each of the women are a part of Fulshear.  Our […]

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Oct
31
2013

Who is this kid?

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

The following letter from a recent Fulshear parent is representative of the powerful experience many parents have when they participate in our family weekends. The names in this letter have been changed to protect privacy, but Fulshear can provide a list of parents to speak with if you are a prospective client who is interested […]

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Oct
31
2013

Adoption and Attachment Issues in Young Adults

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

It’s estimated that as many as 35% of all young adults in  treatment programs are adopted. This is a shocking statistic when compared to the general population, which is comprised of only 2% adoptees!  One of the driving factors behind this statistic is the issue of abandonment that often accompanies adoption.   Abandonment anxieties can morph […]

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Oct
31
2013

Anorexia: Know the Signs

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterized by grossly restricting caloric intake. While not eating or eating insubstantial quantities of food is the most common way that anorexics restrict caloric intake, this can also be achieved by purging-e.g. vomiting or using diuretics, or excessive exercise. Anorexic behavior is most common in adolescent girls […]

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Oct
31
2013

The Fulshear Life-Skills Program

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

Fulshear is an innovative treatment and transition program that helps prepare women ages 18 – 24 for the demands of young adulthood. The Life-Skills Program at Fulshear is designed to facilitate self-sufficiency in preparation for independent living after graduation. The program is comprehensive in scope and includes experiential and classroom-based curricula and instruction in the […]

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Oct
31
2013

Adolescent Bipolar Disorder

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that manifests differently in adults than it does in adolescents. Because of these differences, and because bipolar can evolve into a serious life-threatening condition, it is important that parents understand the disease and its treatment. As you come to terms with your child’s diagnosis and learn more about the […]

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Oct
29
2013

Teen Defiance – What is Normal?

By By Fulshear Treatment to TransitionUncategorized

One of the most challenging and important developmental tasks of adolescence is individuation. The separation of a teen’s identity from that of her parents is a necessary process that helps her move from the dependence of childhood toward the independence of adulthood. She might become more private, begin questioning old limits and rules or debate […]

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