Tag: #skills

A Therapeutic Experience

We often get asked if the FORT in our name is an acronym. We may have a slight geeky obsession with acronyms, so…Yes! FORT stands for Family Oriented Recreation and Therapy. This reflects the two main tracks of our services: Recreation experiences, and Therapeutic…

Cultivate Them Well

In his book Brainstorm, Dr. Dan Siegel talks describes adolescence as a time to be cultivated well. But, parenting an adolescent is hard, y’all! Really hard. They often leave parents asking which kid is real. The one who still wants a cuddle, or the…

Regulating Emotions

Think about the last time you were face to face with a child or teen overwhelmed by emotion. For that matter, think about the last time you might have felt that way. What did it take for the turbulent seas of emotion to become…

Discovering Your Brand

I was fortunate enough to start the day with my friend, Libby Imbody of Walhalla Artworks. Libby has been helping to develop the brand for Upstate FORT by taking all of our words and turning them into images. It is an amazing process. When…

Wounded Knee weBEASTs

Last year we teamed up with like minded friends and started an informal club for young mountain bikers. We call this group weBEAST (I’m a sucker for a good acronym – Biking Experiences And Skills on Trails). The goals were simple: get out and…