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Month: April 2020

 
April 23rd, 2020

Let’s Clear the Air on Vaping

Clinical Therapist Brian Leidal (young adults and adolescent boys) addresses the topic of vaping, a form of substance use that has surged amongst teens and young adults in recent years. With four years at Open Sky, previous work experience in inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis […]

April 22nd, 2020

Antibody & PCR Swab Testing Program, Launched April 15, 2020, for Open Sky Staff and Students

The core of Open Sky’s COVID-19 risk-management plan is prevention. To this end, we have all the systems in place outlined in our Navigating the Pandemic Response Timeline, including health symptom screening, social distancing, rigorous hygiene practices, education, and more. In addition, we recognized early on that an essential part of any successful action plan to prevail against this […]

April 16th, 2020

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: A Framework for Field Guiding

If our students acquire the tools necessary to meet their needs for physical safety, emotional safety, love and belonging, and self-esteem, then the realization of their full potential is within reach.

April 16th, 2020

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: A Framework for Field Guiding

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is the framework field guides use to inform their complex and dynamc role, especially in the age of COVID-19.

April 9th, 2020

Finding Connection on the Alumni Student Monthly reConnect Call

Open Sky’s monthly reConnect Call is a resource offered exclusively to Open Sky alumni students. The call takes place on the third Thursday of each month. The next call is Thursday, April 16. In this Q&A, our Alumni Relations team answers questions about the impact and value of this alumni service. For call-in details, email: […]

April 6th, 2020

An Outdoor, Indoor, and Online Guide to Experiencing Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article about getting outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic was written with consideration of state and federal “stay at home” or “shelter in place” mandates and social distancing requirements. Be sure to consult your respective local and state government policies as well as official public health organizations (such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) […]

April 2nd, 2020

Parent Support Throughout (and Beyond!) Wilderness Therapy

Now more than ever, we are in need of ways to center ourselves, share with others, and be part of a community. The Monday Night Parent Support Call provides a structured space for parents to attend to these needs and cultivate personal wellness. As the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Open Sky Team […]