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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THREE POINTS CENTER: First Residential Treatment Center for Adopted Adolescents

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Norm Thiebault, LMFT, Executive Director of Three Points Center, the first and only residential treatment center that focuses solely on the needs of adopted adolescents and their families. For more information go to the website, www.threepointscenter.com. Why did you decide to open a treatment center for adopted teens? Early in my career in residential treatment, I found that I was working with an...

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Dore E. Frances Educational/Therapeutic Consultant

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dore E. Frances, Ph.D. Educational/Therapeutic Consultant and Founder of Horizon Family Solutions, LLC. Her doctorate is in Human Development with an emphasis in Diverse Families. If you are interested in learning more about Dore, please visit her website www.horizonfamilysolutions.com, or call (303) 448-8803. How did you decide to become a consultant? I actually consider myself an advocate first and...

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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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Lecture on Adoption by Paul Sutherland

In this fascinating lecture Paul Sutherland equates early relinquishment of the infant from the birth mother as a developmental post -traumatic stress disorder.  Unlike most traumas this type of developmental disorder has no pre-trauma personality. For instance in the case of an accident, or the experience of a Veteran in combat, the person recognizes they have experienced a significant change in personality before and after the traumatic...

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