Posted by ICON School on Jan 6, 2020 9:57:56 AM

teen on laptop doing schoolwork, in recovery conceptTeens in recovery centers may not think education is within their reach, but the good news is that this doesn't have to be the case. By partnering with an accredited, flexible school prepared to offer solutions and work around specialized considerations, treatment centers can help teens think of themselves as hardworking, successful students--no matter what.

Helping Students Not Give Up

Giving up is easy. This is true for individuals of all ages and in all walks of life; however, when offered a helping hand, people--especially teens in treatment centers--tend to find that it's possible, and perhaps even easier in some ways, to keep trying.

That's why it's so crucial for treatment centers to partner with schools to offer flexible, interactive education that reminds teens they can learn, they can succeed, and they can make big changes in their lives.

However, there can be a lot of obstacles standing between teens and their education. These problems are by no means insurmountable--but to a student who has struggled with traditional education or has fallen significantly behind in academic progress, a long list of challenges starts to feel intimidating, and suddenly education no longer seems to be within reach. Partner schools, then, must be prepared to handle the biggest problems from a student's perspective, including:

  • learning disabilities
  • ADHD or other executive functioning disorders
  • mental health issues
  • physical health issues
  • lack of focus
  • self-esteem and motivation struggles
  • bad grades or lack of academic progress

The good news, of course, is that no one has to go on an educational journey alone. Schools, treatment centers, and the students themselves all work together to create a brighter future--and it's simpler than you might think.

How Treatment Centers Can Help

Here are just a few ways that a partner school can help your treatment center make education a possibility and a priority for any teen.

#1: Personalization

Every student has a unique story. Traditional education doesn't always make room for this uniqueness, which can cause certain students to struggle and even fall behind; luckily, that's not the case when you partner with a flexible school. Rather than using a "one size fits all" approach, you can help guide students into an educational path designed to fit them.

#2: Planning

Knowing where to go and how to get there can make any education journey less stressful. Schools and treatment centers can work right alongside students to create graduation plans with specific, actionable steps.

#3: Encouragement

Some educational systems tend to treat students as though they are bound to fail. Instead, a partnership like this will encourage every student to reach their definition of success, whether that's college, trade school, a career, or something entirely different.

#4: Understanding

Students in residential treatment centers have a lot of questions about how they'll succeed. If their recovery conflicts with their education, will they have to choose one over the other? The answer, however, is simple: by partnering with a nontraditional, accredited school, no one ever has to make that choice. Instead, education is built around recovery, and each benefits the other.

Interested in making education smoother, easier, and more optimistic for your patients? We're here to help. Contact us today!

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