Media, Articles & Other Fun Stuff

At ACHIEVE we are always on the lookout for great reads, links, blogs, posts, and other resources that can inform, validate, encourage, and promote what we do. We thought you would like to see some of the gems…

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Video: Cambrian College Community & Justice Services Program – ACHIEVE Workshop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0yTTw43Njo)

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Article: Therapy Gone Wild (APA Monitor — September, 2013)

“When psychologist Steve DeBois, PhD, works with groups of troubled teens, he uses the evidence-based approaches that any good short-term residential treatment therapist would use: cognitive behavioral therapy to combat negative thinking, journaling to help shed light on depression and anxiety, and group activities to overcome social phobia and develop greater self-confidence, to name a few.” Read more…

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Article: Igniting Penny’s Inner Spark

“Through these activities, they were able to gain a level of trust in themselves and in each other, and exhibited increased confidence in their own abilities.” Read more about the impact of a 5-day Achieve wilderness canoe expedition on one female youth.

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Article: Wilderness Orientation Programs (2011) — AEE White Paper: Wilderness orientation programs (sometimes referred to as outdoor orientation programs) use adventure programming for incoming college/university students to aid students’ adjustment to college. These experiences usually occur in the days or weeks immediately prior to the first semester of the students’ college coursework… Read More

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Article: Adventure Therapy and Adjudicated Youth (2011) — AEE White Paper: As an alternative to incarceration for adjudicated youth, several forms of adventure therapy programming have been used. Most of these programs were developed around the premise that the structure of the adventure experience and associated facilitation could produce beneficial changes more effectively than time spent within a locked treatment facility… Read More