Author Archives: Yael Klein

About Yael Klein

Originally from California, Yael combines her background in English and Psychology in her role as Content Writer for Evolve Treatment Centers.

National Parents Day 2021: Sunday July 25th

Happy National Parent’s Day Moms and Dads! We have Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in June. Did you know we have National Parent’s Day in July? It’s true: we do. In 1994, President Clinton proposed that every fourth Sunday of July should serve as a special day to acknowledge the importance parents hold […]

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A Day in the Life: Residential Treatment at Evolve

If you’re the parent of a teenager with a serious mental health, substance use, or behavioral disorder, you know they need professional treatment. If their situation is serious enough, they may have received a referral for immersive treatment at a residential treatment center (RTC). A teen residential treatment center is an appropriate therapeutic option for […]

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National Culinary Arts Month: Chefs at Evolve

At Evolve, each of our residential treatment centers has an in-house chef on staff. Our chefs are an integral part of the treatment team, preparing three nutritious and delicious meals a day for our teen clients, leading Cooking Labs, and modeling the importance of healthy, balanced eating. In honor of National Culinary Arts Month this […]

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My Teen Is So Messy – Does This Mean They Have Mental Health Problems?

Your teen is disorganized. Their room is a mess. A muddled hodgepodge of clothes, trash, candy wrappers, and random knickknacks. Not to mention the leftover food, which is gross. And the laundry: what’s clean? What’s dirty? You have no idea. Neither do they, honestly. It’s so bad you can barely see the floor. Opening their […]

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Why This Father’s Day is Different than All Others

The past year has been an unusual one, to say the least. Lack of in-person schooling and quarantines due to the pandemic means you probably spent more time with your parents than you have in years. A recent Pew research study showed that a significant percentage of parents changed their work schedules in 2020 due […]

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As Parents Return to Work, Teens May Not Handle It Well. Here’s Why.

As COVID cases continue to drop nationwide, life is slowly returning to normal. Schools that closed are gradually opening for in-person classes. Sporting events, concerts, and parties are resuming. And parents are gearing up to go back to their regular work schedules if they haven’t already. To most people, this is all good news. Not […]

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Can I Legally Run Away?

You hate your life and your parents. Things are bad at home – and you want to run away. You imagine a clean slate. An escape. A fresh start. Maybe you think running away will make everything better. Maybe you believe that leaving everything behind will make your problems disappear. But you’re not sure how […]

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What is Indirect/Vicarious Trauma and How Does It Develop in Teens?

Hearing about a horrific tragedy that has occurred or is occurring can sometimes result in symptoms of trauma – even for people who weren’t directly involved in the event. This concept is known as indirect trauma. If this has happened to you, you know that traumatic symptoms can develop immediately after you hear the news, […]

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How to Rekindle a Friendship After COVID: Advice for Teens

June 8 is National Best Friends Day. It’s a chance to celebrate the friends in your life and show them how much they mean to you. If you’re like many teens, COVID-19 has impacted some – if not most – of your friendships. The frequent shelter-in-place guidelines, virtual school, and social distancing requirements of 2020 […]

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