Resources

In alignment with our mission to empower teens and restore families, we've compiled a robust library to inform, educate, and inspire our greater community. It is our mission to serve audiences as a teen rehab; to help families live a healthy, happier life.

Mental Health

Newport Academy Featured on ABC 7 Los Angeles Discussing ‘To the Bone’, Eating Disorders, and Teen Mental Health

The new Netflix film To the Bone is raising awareness around a teen mental health issue that doesn’t get enough attention: eating disorders. While eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses, only 10 percent of people suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, or other eating disorders receive treatment. Therefore, kudos to Netflix [...]
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Restoring Families

How to Spot Dangerous Teen Behavior During Summer Vacation

Dangerous Teen Behavior in the Summer Dangerous teen behavior can be caught early if we know what to look for. There are some clear warning signs and simple things you can do to stay engaged, open communication, and protect teens from pitfalls. Everyone loves summer—especially teens. However, summer can be a dangerous time for teenagers. That’s [...]
Empowering Teens Resources: Failure is Healthy for Teens
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

Why Failure is Healthy for Teens

Nobody likes to fail. But for a teenager, failure can feel like devastation. When your ego and identity are still forming, what might seem like small failures to others can cause heartbreak and self-blaming for teens. Whether it’s rejection by someone they’re crushing on, a poor score on the SATs, or a loss in a [...]
Teen Mental Health Resources: Power of Writing
Empowering Teens, Mental Health

The Power of Writing and Journaling for Mental Health

Writing has been used as a tool for healing for hundreds of years. Translating our thoughts and feelings into written words offers a host of benefits that support growth and teen mental health. The tradition of journal writing dates back to 10th-century Japan. Ever since then, people have been using expressive writing (writing about the [...]
Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: Teen Independence
Empowering Teens, Well-Being

How Parents Can Navigate Teen Independence

Toddlers are famous for saying, “I want to do it myself!” But the quest for independence continues long past those early years. And it reaches its peak during adolescence, when teens are forming their identity through differentiating themselves from their parents. Finding Balance From the Beginning Is Key Striving for independence is an essential part [...]
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Empowering Teens, Restoring Families

How to Talk to Teens

How do you talk to teens? Parents have been trying to figure this out for a long time. Talking to teens isn’t always easy. But it’s more important than you might imagine. An ongoing, meaningful connection between kids and parents is key. In addition, it is one of the most powerful factors in supporting teen [...]