Wilderness Weekly

Every week we post notes and updates from the field so parents can follow along and know what their teen experienced during the previous week. Click below to read our most recent update, or dive into previous reports to get a sense of what life is like at Outback.

A field of sagebrush at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, a wilderness therapy program for teens

Wilderness Weekly 5.5.22

Goannas: The Goannas started their week gaining a new friend and losing their two main leaders, Collected Elk and Intentional Supernova, to the adventures waiting

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Browse the articles and resources our mental health experts created to help parents and families of struggling teens.

Who You Are Is a Discovery made Together

A Conversation With Mark Rainsdon, LCSW Before working at outBACK, Mark Rainsdon, LCSW worked in residential treatment settings as well as in wilderness. The difference

A campsite at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

Substance Use And Family Systems

Substance Use And Family Systems by Parker Newton, MS, ACMHCPrimary Therapist @ outBACK Approaching The Work Together Healing as a family unit in the wilderness

Learning Family Systems

A Conversation With Theresa Wardle Like our last blog post, we continue to have ongoing themes each quarter where we get to do deep dives

Learning Family Systems

A Conversation With Greg Burnham We have ongoing themes each quarter where we get to do deep dives into getting to know who we work

Being Seen

Being Seen In The “Belonging” Framework: Trevor Allen The past two weeks we have been focused on the theme of Belonging and weaving in ways

Effects of divorce on teenagers | Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

The Effects of Divorce on Teenagers

Divorce is quite common and any teen might take it hard. Find out the best way to help your teen deal with all the effects of divorce in the most healthy and positive ways.

COVID-19 Update

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is continuing to support families through this unprecedented time. We are closely monitoring information related to COVID-19, adhering to recommendations set forth by CDC, and have implemented additional safety precautions to mitigate risks. To learn more, contact us at 800-817-1899.