For Parents & Recommended Readings

This section is intended on informing parents about some of the more finite details about our program, including food, seasonal activities, who Educational Consultants are, and specifics about mental illnesses in pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults. This catalogue of resources is intended for your benefit, and we aim to improve, update, and research new and exciting articles, videos, and other documents related to our specialties.

Making A Tough Decision

The decision to send your child off to treatment may be one of the most difficult decisions a parent may have to make. Parents wonder: “Am I doing the right thing?”, “Will my child be safe?”, “Can I trust the staff at NVW?”.

At NVW we take the care, safety, and well being of your son/daughter very seriously. We consider it an honor to have the opportunity to work with families, and to be part of the healing process. Our Admissions Team is available to help discuss this difficult decision.

All parents receive a Parent Guide upon child’s admission

Food Report

NVW knows the importance of having a balanced menu for a healthy body and mind. We believe proper nutrition not only has a positive effect on a students health but also on behavior. Students are provided plenty of whole grains and a variety of protein sources, and limited amounts of refined sugars or processed foods. Fresh fruit and vegetables are also brought in weekly to ensure that nutrient needs are being met. Students are taught how to plan and prepare meals for the entire group.

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What is an Educational Consultant?

An educational consultant is an independent consultant who helps parents/students and organizations with educational planning. They are classed as “educational, vocational, and school counselors.” Educational Consultants, however, are normally self-employed (or are part of consulting firms).

Educational Consultants are hired by families, because of their in-depth knowledge about specialty treatment programs and schools around the country. An Educational Consultant can help parents find the “right fit” for their child, and stays with the child/family through their treatment journey.

We work with consultants from across the United States. Additionally, both of our founders, Drew Hornbeck and Steve Sawyer, have presented at the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) conference on issues including wilderness treatment, OCD, anxiety, attachment, and relational models.

If you are not currently working with an Educational Consultant, and feel this would be helpful, feel free to ask our Admissions Team for more information.

Serving Those with Behavioral and Emotional Needs (IECA)

Recommended Readings