How Nature Can Help Cure Addiction in Teenagers

How Nature Can Help Cure Addiction in Teenagers

Nature's healing powers and ability to help teens disconnect from the stresses of day-to-day life have properties that help curb drug addiction. Read more in this blog post.

Boot Camps for Teens: Consider This First

Boot Camps for Teens: Consider This First

Before you send your teen to a military-style bootcamp, please read this guide. Studies show that there's a better way, and we'd love to tell you about it.

Why Can’t My Son Have a Therapy Session Every Day?

Why Can’t My Son Have a Therapy Session Every Day?

We might have talked about social skills, family life, emotional regulation, deep insecurities, meaning and purpose, or anything therapeutic. And it might have helped him, but I would not trade that moment of real, practical understanding that he was able to experience for any number of sessions per week.

A day in the life of an Equine Director

A day in the life of an Equine Director

"Using horses in an experiential setting opens up avenues for problem solving, critical thinking, responsibility, trust, teamwork, humility, conflict resolution, communication, helpfulness and my personal favorite, respect."

Why are you so defiant?!

Why are you so defiant?!

The more teenagers either conform or rebel to emotional demand, the less ability they develop to make responsible decisions for themselves. 

Think I'm trying out for a Scholarshhhip!

Think I'm trying out for a Scholarshhhip!

Resolution Ranch is proud to announce one of it's esteemed student has accepted a $100,000 scholarship to Hendricks College!

We sat down with Justin to ask him about this experience and how he prepared himself for college.

How did you feel when you found out about the scholarship to Hendricks?

Justin- It was pretty big deal, I was excited even a little bit surprised. It was a good affirmation to my achievements. I definitely couldn't of done it without Mrs. Kelley. It was exciting for me and for my family.

Have you made a choice on where you are going to school?

Justin- Yes, I have officially enrolled in Hendricks, I will be starting in the fall.

Other than the scholarship, what was it about Hendricks that made you choose them over the other schools you applied to?

Justin- I like the small atmosphere, I got to meet some of the professors when I toured. It was really cool how personable they where and how they wanted relationships with the students. I liked the small class size with a big campus feel, it was kind of the best of everything.

What where some of the schools you chose Hendricks over?

Justin- I was also given offers from TCU, Concordia University, UNT, University of Texas at Dallas, Centenary, and several others.

Did you get any scholarships from those schools?

Justin- Yes, I got a $68,000 scholarship to Concordia and a $100,000 from Centenary.

What do you think that you learned at Resolution Ranch Academy that helped prepare you for college?

Justin- Well having Mrs. Kelley really helped introduce some of the politics that are involved as far putting your best foot forward and playing things strategically to your advantage and also how to organize things that would attract colleges. Also the Ranch in general has giving me some preparation in what college is going to look like being somewhat self sufficient and having that personal responsibility. 

Before you enrolled at Resolution Ranch what do you think changed about you now versus then?

Justin- Before Resolution Ranch I was very much interested in college but I wasn't ready, I had too many emotional issues and just instability. I would of gone to college and sunk my own ship from partying or just acting out doing just crazy stuff instead of studying and keeping my mind and priorities where they need to be. The ranch has helped me rein that in and see my priorities and where they need to be and giving me that drive to keep my priorities straight and succeed in college. Before, my mind was like was ohh yeah I'll succeed in college, I'll be fine, but looking back at my behavior I wouldn't of been fine I would've got in a lot of trouble and lost my scholarships. Now I feel I'm prepared to be able to do what I need to do and not lose my scholarships.

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Ms. Dee's Delightfully Delicious Dishes

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Ms. Dee's Delightfully Delicious Dishes

Resolution Ranch has been graced by the adorable Ms. Dorothea Love, who, since May, has been the Ranch's Weekend Chef. Ms. Dorothea's warm, bubbly personality, and her home-style cooking brings joy, warmth, and full stomachs to the Ranch.

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Helpfulness

Helpfulness

At the Therapeutic Boarding School Resolution Ranch The 'H' in the Level Four R.A.N.C.H. acronym stands for 'Helpfulness.' The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines helpfulness as, “giving help,” or “being useful.” 

Change

Change

The 'C' in our R.A.N.C.H. acronym for Level Four is 'Change.' Change is part of the adjustments you make on your way to becoming more independent. “You're not going to leave a different person.

Never Neglect Nourishment

Never Neglect Nourishment

Nourishment, or Nutrition, is the 'N' in our Level Four R.A.N.C.H. acronym. There are a few important things we have to do to keep ourselves healthy, and eating right is one. This involves working in the kitchen and learning about the foods we eat. 

Amends

Amends

To amend means to change for the better, to alter formally, or to improve. The “A” of the level four R.A.N.C.H. acronym stands for “Amends”. When reaching the near end of the Resolution Ranch Program, residents...

Relationships

Relationships

The “R' in the R.A.N.C.H. acronym for Level Four stands for 'Relationships.' Relationships, by Merriam Webster dictionary definition, are 'the relations connecting or binding participants.' Relationships are important to maintain and cultivate...

The Importance of Group Therapy

The Importance of Group Therapy

Here at Resolution Ranch, one of the most pertinent therapeutic aspects of our program is group therapy. When the community has an issue that needs to be addressed, either a resident or a staff member calls “Group!”