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 TeamWant to learn more about how Elevations can guide your teen with specialized, compassionate care? Contact us today!

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SELF-MEDICATION

Attempts of an individual to deal with mental health issues through the use of drugs or other substances. The Elevations TeamWant to learn more about how Elevations can guide your teen with specialized, compassionate care? Contact us today!

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