Kids in the Wild – Wilderness Therapy for Teens

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Photo by George Wuerthner, National Park Service

Being in the wild for an extended period of time takes us back to our origins. It challenges us to overcome our fears, to push beyond our perceived limits, and to question what we thought to be true. Beyond that, it forces us to slow down, to unplug, and to experience life without the never ending buzz of humanity ringing in our consciousness.

Listen now:

Taking an angry, defiant, and depressed adolescent into the wilderness can have a profound effect on that young persons emotional development and can alter their lives forever. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Crossings Wilderness Program as they discuss using the power of the wilderness to treat kids with emotional and behavioral problems.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW

GUESTS: 

  • Steve Helgesson, program director, Alaska Crossings
  • Casey O’Dell, clinical director, Alaska Crossings
  • Margaret Kelso, field guide, Alaska Crossings
  • Katie Fitzgarrald, intake coordinator, Alaska Crossings

LINKS:

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. AKDT

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Audio to be posted following broadcast.