Student Profile at Clearview
Typically, the Clearview student is a girl who is acting out or making inappropriate decisions due to emotional issues stemming from: major trauma or loss in their life, physical or mental abuse, death of a loved one, or attachment disorders related to adoption.
Girls in our care receive an individual treatment plan aligned with their medical, emotional, and psychological needs. Our expert and seasoned therapists care for over 20 girls in our gorgeous mountainside facility that was once a prestigious corporate hunting lodge. Our multi-disciplinary personnel is dedicated to helping each resident start on a new and more productive path in life. The clinical staff is made up of a psychiatric specialist, a primary care physician, a dentist, and licensed psychotherapists as well as teachers, mentors and residential care staff. Each student will receive “Coaching” and one-on-one mentoring. Recreation opportunities include snow and water skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, swimming, camping, snowshoeing, sledding, rock climbing, and river rafting.
Each student is asked to evaluate her present life choices and then to explore various ways in which she can improve herself. It is through this process that she focuses on how to set goals and how to take steps necessary to achieve those goals. The students will receive behavioral training tools which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Behaviors Which Typically Bring Girls to Clearview:
- Inconsiderate of Others – does things that are damaging to others
- Low Self-Image – often feels put down or of little self-worth
- Authority Problems – does not want to “be managed” by anyone
- Misleads Others – draws others into negative behavior
- Easily Misled – is drawn into negative behavior by others
- Aggravates Others – treats people in negative, hostile ways
- Easily Angered – often irritated
- Alcohol or Drug Abuse Problems
- Eating Disorders
- Inappropriate behaviors stemming from adoption/abandonment issues
- Acting – puts on an act rather than being real
Physical aggression and violence is not accepted at the Clearview campus.
The Special Problems of Substance Abuse
Many girls with emotional difficulties are involved with illegal drugs, including alcohol. Teenagers use drugs to cover up personal pain or hurt feelings. Others use drugs in a recreational way, but some slip into habitual or dependent use. Our therapists will assess each girl with a history of drug use to determine the nature and extent of her drug and alcohol use. If it is appropriate the student will go to weekly AA or NA meetings. Random drug testing may occur.