SECURE FACILITY

  /sec.ure/ /fac.il.ity/ n.noun A secure facility is a controlled environment. This type of environment is under 24-hour supervision of staff who look after individuals who are in their care. This type of facility is implemented and utilized at struggling teen treatment facilities such as, therapeutic boarding schools, group homes, wilderness therapy programs and residential…

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SELF ADVOCACY SKILLS

  /self/ /ad.voc.acy/ /skills n.noun Self-advocacy is an individual understanding their strengths and needs, identifying personal goals, knowing legal rights and responsibilities, and communicating these to others. An individual who thoroughly understands their strengths and weaknesses are able to learn and develop, even when faced with adversity. For example, if a person knows they are…

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SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIORS

  /self/ /de.feat.ing/ /be.hav.iors/ n.noun Self-defeating behaviors are any behaviors an individual displays that negatively affects their life. An example of self-defeating behavior would be to set a goal of saving money, but instead, an individual spends more money than they would make in a month. In short, a person, who displays a self-defeating behavior,…

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SELF-ESTEEM

A person’s belief in or understanding of their personal self-worth. Having high self-esteem is important to maintaining good mental health. The Elevations Team

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SOCIAL PROBLEMS

When a person has difficulty conforming to societal behavior standards. This type of problem can get in the way of normal social development. The Elevations Team

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

  /so.cial/ /sci.ence/ n.noun The social sciences are academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology. Social sciences, also known as Social Studies, is a very critical education, that, unfortunately, is somewhat neglected in today’s modern…

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STIMULANT

A drug that increases the neurological activity of the body. Examples include cocaine and amphetamines. The Elevations Team

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STRENGTHS

  n.noun The New Oxford American Dictionary provides the following definition for strengths: ” a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing: the strengths and weaknesses of their sales and marketing operation | his strength was his obsessive single-mindedness.” In short, strengths are characteristics of an individual that allow them to…

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