Copper Hills Interview

The following post includes written responses from the staff of Copper Hills to questions pertaining to their treatment program. If you would like more information about Copper Hills, you can check out their website at www.copperhillsyouthcenter.com. Or you can call 80 776-7116. Q: What is your total capacity? A: We have capacity for 165 students. Q: Grade/Age Levels? A: We serve students aged 12 through the 17th year. Because we serve students...

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Korean Adoptee Speaks Out

This article appeared in the March 2015 edition of Adoptive Families. “Did You Ever Mind it?” On Race and Adoption by Nicole Soojung Callahan.  It is a poignant reminder of how a young child copes with the discomfort of being singled out and called names simply because she looked different from her white parents. Here’s an excerpt from the article. ” My parents and I always turned heads when we left the haven of our...

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Solving the Mystery of Parenting Teens

I am pleased to announce the start of a new support group. The group is a place for parents to learn about kind and and firm parenting. It offers guidance and support to parents in a safe, confidential setting. Parents will develop a greater appreciation for themselves and their teens. Participants will practice joint problem solving for effective solutions to family conflicts. Ask yourself these questions to determine if this group may be...

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Why a Generation of Adoptees is Returning to South Korea

From The New York Times: Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea. This movement is raising soul-searching questions about international adoption. “Laura Klunder’s newest tattoo runs down the inside of her left forearm and reads “K85-160,” a number that dates to her infancy. Klunder was 9 months old when her South Korean mother left her at a police station in Seoul. The police brought her to Holt Children’s...

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An Adoptee’s Lifelong Struggle to Claim a world of her own

“At 4 months old, I was flown from my orphanage in India to my adoptive parents in Groton, Mass. I would never say I didn’t have a good childhood — I did. My life was enviable in too many ways to mention. But what’s also true is that adoption is a traumatic, lifelong experience that is rarely recognized as one. Unfortunately, there is no way to convince a non-adoptee that adoption is hard and that its effects continue into adulthood...

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Early Intervention Program Provides Prevention for Troubled Youth

In this interview, I met with Alex Georgakopoulos CEO and Therapist at Coyote Coast Youth and Family Counseling, http://www.coyotecoast.com, to talk about what an early intervention program looks like. How do you decide whether or not a teen can remain in the home and receive early intervention services, as opposed to being referred to an out-of-home placement? When we look at why a teen might need to be referred for treatment versus staying in...

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