Seven happy holiday tips for families of children with behavioral and emotional disorders

The holidays are traditionally a time for families and friends to come together for quality time and celebration, however it can be a time of family discord and challenge for parents caring for a child struggling with a behavioral or emotional disorder. A sudden angry outburst, mood swings, unexpected aggression toward another, or defiance can…

New Red River CEO is focused on helping youth and their families live healthier, happier lives

Red River Youth Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Steely, LPC, as Chief Executive Officer. Steely had served as the adolescent residential treatment center’s Admissions Coordinator since May. She was instrumental in establishing the facility’s day treatment program, Red River Day School, in 2015 and served as Clinical Director for the program…

Understanding Intermittent Explosive Disorder

This week, we look at another behavioral and emotional disorder experienced by adolescents: intermittent explosive disorder. IED is characterized by unpredictable and explosive outbursts of uncontrollable aggression, usually lasting fewer than 30 minutes, that occur frequently, often along with periods of less severe outbursts. The aggression may be physical and/or verbal and targeted at another person, property,…