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I know I’m the Lucky One

I don’t really have the words to describe how I feel at this moment. I remember watching these graduations from a classroom wearing my blue oxford and thinking, “I can’t imagine doing that. I feel like I’ll never get there.”

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What is CHAMPS?

I like it because I have pretty good leadership skills, and it’s a really good way to help the community and have a say here. It provides a little bit of light and fun because it’s hard work here.

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Spring Ridge Academy Launches Recovery Group

Spring Ridge Academy therapists Carrie Kray, LMSW, and Doug DiStefano, LAC, have developed a new therapy group for students in substance use recovery. This group uses a combination of evidence-based practices, including Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Seven Challenges, and the Matrix Model.

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Erikson’s Stage 3: Initiative vs. Guilt

Erikson’s 3rd stage deals with initiative vs. guilt, and the virtue is purpose.  Stage 3 builds on the autonomy stage and is strengthened by both independence and limit setting.  Like most stages, this is a balancing act of learning to initiate activities and play and trying out leadership.

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