Student Profile at Clearview
Typically, the Clearview student is a girl 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, 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 comprises a psychiatric specialist, a primary care physician, a dentist, licensed psychotherapists, 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 life choices and explore ways to improve herself. Through this process, she focuses on how to set goals and take the steps necessary to achieve those goals. The students will receive behavioral training tools to 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
- Eating Disorders
- Inappropriate behaviors stemming from adoption/abandonment issues
- Acting – puts on an act rather than being real
Physical aggression and violence are not accepted at the Clearview campus.
The Special Problems of Self-Medicating
Some girls with emotional difficulties are secretly self-medicating. Teenagers use medications to cover up personal pain or hurt feelings. Others recreationally use them, but some will become habitual or dependent. Our therapists will assess each girl with a history of self-medication to determine the nature and extent of her use and illegal drinking. If appropriate, the student will attend weekly AA or NA meetings. Random testing may occur.