Blog Posts

I Can’t Take It Anymore

I Can’t Take It Anymore   Within less than one week, two icons within the rarified constellation of celebrity fame and wealth ended their lives in separate but no less tragic circumstances.  While their families reel from the shock of the reality related to...

Come Fly with Me

On May 9th, members and representatives of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) assembled in Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress and the Senate to discuss education, mental health, and addiction issues. The goal of these...

How Do Executives Function?

Many people toss out the term “Executive Functions” as if they were talking about something as familiar as “cellphones” or “supermarkets”. We know what those things are when we hear the words. We can picture them in our minds, even as we know there might be variations...

Give Me a Break

The message in this article appears in the most recent version of “We Are NATSAP”. It is an ongoing conundrum in therapeutic environments that we stress developing coping strategies to “control” strong emotions while we also acknowledge to our young charges that...

Learning How to Learn: A Process for Success

This was an article written by our Lead Teacher of History and Government, Mr. Chris Will, for a NATSAP Education Newsletter in the spring of 2016. His insight and advice remains relevant for all students. Thank you for sharing, Mr. Chris! It’s the same ole...

Trauma and the Brain, Part 3

This is the final installment of my Three Part Series on Trauma and The Brain, previously published on WordPress, with grateful acknowledgement to the researchers on the effects of trauma in the brain and the presenters at CALO’s 5th Annual Conference on Trauma. In...

Trauma and the Brain, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3-Part series on trauma that I had published previously. In Part 1, I described how trauma creates a “fight or flight” reaction to the world that is based on survival instincts centered in the parasympathetic network of the brain. In Part 2, I will...

Trauma and the Brain, Part 1

In June 2015 I attended a conference on Developmental Trauma at Change Academy at Lake of the Ozarks (CALO), and wrote a three-part article that I later published on WordPress. This information bears repeating, and so I am sharing this on Auldern Academy’s blog. Many...

Turning the Page

Last week, we celebrated the high school graduation of four of our students. There were many highs and lows to recall, many hopes expressed, many tears of joy and sorrow shed. Graduations are always a time of looking backwards and forwards, of closing old chapters and...

Thankfulness

While the original Thanksgiving did not resemble anything like what we celebrate today, folks worldwide of different faiths have understood the importance of gratitude for millennia. We are thankful for families, for friends, for good health, for a successful...

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